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Apple Tailgate Tour: August 15, 2016

Come join growers, industry and OMAFRA specialists for a driving tour to network, hear the latest in pomology research and see how other growers are trying new techniques in the Simcoe area. End the afternoon with a tour and tasting at Bonnieheath Estates, compliments of our tour sponsors.


Meet at 1:00 pm at Chris Hedges, 1321 Windham Road 7, Vanessa, ON

Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Parking at Simcoe Research Station, 1283 Blueline Road, Simcoe, ON is available prior to tour.

Tour includes:

  • Chris Hedges—Cost of production, cropload management, apple leafcurling midge trial, ambrosia beetle survey
  • Simcoe Research Station—Rootstock trial, cider variety trial, sprayer trial (equipment courtesy of Bartlett)
  • Schuyler Farms—Precision agriculture, overhead irrigation, irrigation for frost protection
  • Bonnieheath Estates—Cider production, facility tour, cider tasting

Pre-registration required for final tour stop. Contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at or 1-877-424-1300 by August 10th.

Thanks to our sponsors Engage Agro and DuPont.

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