51St Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

51St Annual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

58thAnnual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish Centre,

167 Essa Road, Bradford, Ont.

Registration 8:30PROGRAM

Wednesday morning, March25

Chair: Rene Van Acker

9:00 – 9:20 / Research update on carrots and leafy vegetables at the Muck Crops Research Station. Kevin Vander Kooi, C. Saude, M.Tesfaendrias and M.R. McDonald
9:20 – 9:40 / Highlights of the carrot cultivar trials. Shawn Janse,K. Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald
9:40 – 10:10 / Improving management of carrot rust fly and carrot weevil with better forecasting. Gaetan Bourgeois
10:10 – 10:40 /

BREAK

10:40 – 11:00 / Investigating the important nutritional components of Ontario vegetable crops. Chanli Hu,R. Cao and M.R. McDonald
11:00 – 11:20 / Managing clubroot on pak choy and flowering cabbage vegetable, influence of temperature and biofungicides. Kalpana K.C.,M.R.McDonald, B. D. Gossen and S.M. Westerveld
11:20 – 11:35 / New registration for cavity spot on carrots – Ranman® Fungicide. Jim Behm
1:35 – 12:05 / Cavity spot of carrot: research results from California. Jim Fararr
12:05 – 1:30 /

LUNCH

Wednesday afternoon, March 25

Chair: Jamie Reaume

1:30 – 1:50 / An update on linuron resistant pigweed. Francois Tardif
1:50 – 2:10 / Issues, projects and programs: an update from the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. Art Smith
2:10 – 2:25 / Whathas been attacking my crops? New, unusual, and recurring problems. Catarina Saude,M.Tesfaendrias, K. Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald
2:25 – 2:40 / The 2008 season in review: weather and integrated pest management for muck crops. Michael Tesfaendrias, C. Saude,K. Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald
2:40 – 2:55 / More markets for Marsh vegetables? An update on Local Foods Plus. Don Mills
2:55 – 3:30 / BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 / Managing Sclerotinia in carrots. Kevin Sanderson and R. Peters
4:00 – 4:20 / Just registered! Contans, a new biological control for Sclerotinia diseases. Martin Kiefer
4:20 – 4:40 / Herbicides for carrots: Research from Michigan State. Bernie Zandstra

58thAnnual Muck Vegetable Growers Conference

Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish Centre,

167 Essa Road, Bradford, Ont.

Registration 8:30PROGRAM

Thursday morning , March 26

Chair: Jennifer Allen

9:00 – 9:20 / Highlights of the onion cultivar trials. Shawn Janse, K. Vander Kooi and M.R. McDonald
9:20 – 9:40 / Onion research update. Mary Ruth McDonald, K. Vander Kooi, M.Tesfaendrias and C.Saude.
9:40 – 10:00 / Herbicides for onions- Research from Michigan State University. Bernie Zandstra
10:00 – 10:30 /

BREAK

10:30 – 11:00 / Advances in the control of onion thrips. A report from New York. Christy Hoepting and B. Nault.
11:00 – 11:20 / Membership has itsprivileges. Jamie Reaume
11:20 – 11:40 / Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario. Mark Srokosz
11:40– 12:00 / Controlling diseases and protecting the Marsh. Kent Taylor
12:00 – 1:30 /

LUNCH

Thursday Afternoon, March 26

Chair: Matt Sheppard

1:30 – 1:50 / Research on carrot and onion herbicides. Clarence Swanton
1:50 – 2:10 / What is happening to the canal? Frank Jonkman Jr.
2:10 – 2:30 / Phosphorous, onions, Lake Simcoe and the Holland Marsh. Making sense of the connections. Christoph Kessel
2:30 – 2:50 / Optimizing vegetable yields and/or quality with in-season foliar fertility applications.Brian Levene
2:50 – 3:10 / The Muck Research Station: What have we done for you lately? Mary Ruth McDonald
3:10 – 3:30 / Improving spray coverage and control of onion thrips. Jennifer Allen, K. Vander Kooi, and M.R. McDonald