Blueberry Pest Scouting & Management Workshop

Blueberry Pest Scouting and Management Workshop

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  • Wednesday June 1, 2016
  • 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m
  • Simcoe Resource Center auditorium   (OMAFRA office and University of Guelph Research Station)
  • 1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe, N3Y 4K3

Please pre-register with the Agricultural Information Contact Center at 1-877-424-1300, or by email by sending your name, email and phone number to Pam.fisher@ontario.ca . Registration $25.  Includes a light supper, handouts, and refreshments.

In this workshop we will review important pests, biology, identification, scouting  and a little about control .   The objective to provide resources to scouts and agronomists who work with blueberry growers.  Growers however, are welcome to attend.

Topics: Blueberry pest scouting, blueberry insects, blueberry diseases, spotted wing drosophila and a brown marmorated stink bug update.

Guest speakers:  

  • Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University (joining us by webex)

Other speakers:

  • Michael Celetti, OMAFRA, plant pathology program lead for horticulture crops
  • Pam Fisher, OMAFRA, berry crop specialist
  • Hannah Fraser, OMAFRA, entomology program lead for horticulture crops
  • Denise Beaton, OMAFRA,   crop protection program lead
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