Hazelnut growers or industry members interested in attending the Hazelnut Scout Training being offered at the Simcoe Resource Centre next Tuesday, May 9 are encouraged to register soon. To register, contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300. A minimum of 10 registrants for the IPM session are required for the session to run. To ensure the event is held, please register with the Contact Center by Friday, May 5 at 4:30 pm.
Location: OMAFRA-Simcoe Resource Centre Auditorium, 1283 Blueline Rd, Simcoe, ON
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Description: Interested in learning more about hazelnut insect and disease pests? This 3.5 hour indoor workshop will provide hazelnut growers, scouts and industry members with an overview of integrated pest management in hazelnuts. Topics covered include: establishing a healthy hazelnut orchard, hazelnut growth and development, diseases (eastern filbert blight, bacterial blight); insects (filbert bud mite, Japanese beetle, hazelnut aphid, foliar mites, hazelnut weevil, filbertworm, obliquebanded leafroller and early season caterpillar defoliators); followed by a trip to the Simcoe Research Station’s hazelnut orchard to learn how to scout a hazelnut orchard and look at pests currently present on trees.