IPM Scout Training Workshops Begin This Week

The free OMAFRA IPM scout training workshops are available for those who will be scouting horticultural crops this year. Be sure to register if you or your scout are planning to attend!

To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca.

Planning is underway for a hops scout training workshop. Details for this workshop will be provided soon.         

GENERAL

Introduction to IPM

  • May 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Conference Rm 1, 2 and 3, 1st Floor,1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
  • Workshop Leader: Denise Beaton
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day).

 FRUIT and TREE NUT CROPS

 Apples

  • May 4, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop Leader: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. If possible, bring OMAFRA Publications 360 & 310 (available for purchase as well).

 Tender Fruit and Grape       

  • May 9, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop Leader: Wendy McFadden- Smith
  • Notes: Bring a laptop with WiFi capability. Lunch on your own.

Hazelnut        

  • May 9, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop Leader: Melanie Filotas

Strawberry and Raspberry  

  • May 17, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Simcoe OMAFRA Resource Centre
  • Workshop Leader: Erica Pate
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. If possible, bring OMAFRA Publication 360 (available for purchase as well).

 VEGETABLE CROPS

 Tomatoes & Peppers

  • April 28, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.           
  • Room 126 (Main Floor), Agronomy Building, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Janice LeBoeuf
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts.

 Asparagus      

 Cole Crops     

  • May 8, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Conference Rm 2, 1st Floor, 1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
  • Workshop Leader: Dennis Van Dyk
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day). See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts.

Lettuce, Celery, Onions, Carrots     

  • May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Conference Rm 2, 1st Floor,1 Stone Rd. West, Guelph
  • Workshop Leader: Dennis Van Dyk
  • Notes: Lunch on your own. Handouts provided. Pay parking ($12/day). See Resources for Vegetable Crop Scouts.

Sweet Corn, Bean and Pea

  • May 11, 9:30 am to noon
  • Room 126 (Main Floor), Agronomy Building, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Elaine Roddy
  • Notes: Lunch on your own

Cucurbit Crops

  • May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Room 126 (Main Floor), Agronomy Building, UofG Ridgetown Campus
  • Workshop Leader: Elaine Roddy
  • Notes: Lunch on your own

SPECIALTY CROPS

Ginseng (IN-FIELD)    

  • June 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Rain date: June 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • C&R Atkinson Farms Ltd., 228 Charlotteville Rd. 1, St. Williams
  • Workshop Leaders: Sean Westerveld and Melanie Filotas
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