OMAFRA Vegetable IPM Scout Training Workshops for 2020

From ONvegetables by Travis Cranmer, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist:

This year, workshops will be available online via zoom. To register,please click the registration link under the specific workshop below. Due to current physical distancing measures, workshops over the next month will be hosted online. If you are unable to view a workshop due to a slower internet connection, please contact the workshop leader below for an alternative format.

For all workshops, a laptop or computer with a display greater than 12″ is strongly recommended. The workshops will be primarily using the Zoom platform. Some workshops may integrate Slido into the workshop as well, in which case a smart phone with internet connectivity is also recommended but not required.

Introduction to IPM

May 5th, 9:00 – 12:00

This workshop covers topics, such as the importance of integrated pest management, disease causal agents, characteristics, symptoms and damage of different insects and mites, scouting for weeds in horticulture crops, pesticide safety, soil diagnostics, invasive species and farm visit biosecurity. It is an introductory course that covers the basic information that scouts need to know. Other scouting workshops will build on this information and will be tailored to the specific crops.

  • Workshop Leader – Denise Beaton
  • Link to video conference and pdf of workshop slides to be provided after registration
  • Click here to register

Tomatoes and Peppers IPM Workshop

May 6th, 9:00 – 12:00

Brassica Crops IPM Workshop

May 7th, 9:00 – 12:00

Carrot & Celery IPM Workshop

May 12th, 9:00 – 12:00

Onion IPM Workshop

May 14th, 9:00 – 12:00

Sweet Corn, Peas and Beans IPM Workshop

May 15th, 9:00 – 12:00

Cucurbit IPM Workshop

May 20th, 9:00 – 12:00

 

About Sean Westerveld

Ginseng and Medicinal Herbs Specialist, OMAFRA
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