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Winter Educational Opportunities for Fruit Growers

Keep up to date with new fruit pest & production information with these webinar series

Looking for educational opportunities this winter? With the pandemic, most meetings and conferences are offering virtual events. The following may be of interest to Ontario fruit growers.

2021 OFVC Educational Series

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) has been postponed for 2021. However, to continue to support producers with access to industry expertise and topical educational information, OFVC will offer a 2021 Virtual Educational Series.

Included below are presentations that may be of interest to fruit growers. For more information on other upcoming events in this series, subscribe to the OFVC e-newsletter.

Live presentations will be recorded and posted on the OFVC website.

JANUARY

7
January2021
Niagara Irrigation Initiative UpdateSarah Marshall, Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkf-2vqj4sH9NRY6K5c3aYW7dSBwqWY7e_
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
12
January2021
Rainfastness, Persistence & Performance Attributes of Insecticides for Tree Fruit IPMDr. John Wise, Michigan State University
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModeuhqzkpHdDII4h6iCUVr3sfYWBDzxCJ
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
19
January2021
Vineyard Profits: How Do You Measure Up?John Molenhuis, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkc-ChpjssH9K0IYgtzUgBXt74qFyrxt4a
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
25
January2021
Pesticide Resistance Series: Resistance 101Hannah Fraser, Kristen Obeid, Katie Goldenhar, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucO6uqjItHND1HJcOaMdYnbcF-grc7irt
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
26
January2021
Pesticide Resistance Series: Insecticide ResistanceHannah Fraser, Kristen Obeid, Katie Goldenhar, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucO6uqjItHND1HJcOaMdYnbcF-grc7irt
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
27
January2021
Pesticide Resistance Series: Herbicide ResistanceHannah Fraser, Kristen Obeid, Katie Goldenhar, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucO6uqjItHND1HJcOaMdYnbcF-grc7irt
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
28
January2021
Pesticide Resistance Series: Fungicide ResistanceHannah Fraser, Kristen Obeid, Katie Goldenhar, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucO6uqjItHND1HJcOaMdYnbcF-grc7irt
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
28
January2021
Fair Business Strategy (Grocery Code of Conduct) to Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers and ProcessorsMichael Graydon, Food Health Consumer Products Canada
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrd-uspz8jGNYX4fZCcC-yuhSN_gKBgWEq
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom

FEBRUARY

1
February2021
Precision Agriculture: Development of Novel Tools for Crop ProtectionDr. Vojislava Grbic, Western University
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-GgpjkpE9PV3M3-NfPGmPiogHxemfK9
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
2
February2021
Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection ProgramBradley Shaw, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpd-mtqz0qGND39g1LlbgYLrmXhmnrsaqN
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
3
February2021
Fire Blight Management for Apples & PearsDr. George Sundin, Michigan State University
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvc–urT4vG9HKrEjHhkyLMlfDggFK0j34
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
4
February2021
COVID-19 Happened. Now What? The Pandemic’s Legacy on the Fruit & Vegetable IndustryDr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vf-CvqT8vGNKhG-M_VE_-OCX0xER0rW8_
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
5
February2021
Natural and Organic Winemaking: Risks and Management, Importance of SO2Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Universite de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdeqtqDMsGdDYT5xpo VmmUdWc4WtgWHaN
12:30 – 1:00 pmZoom
10
February2021
WSIB & COVID-19: Here to Help in the Event of an OutbreakKendra Holliday-Bryant, WSB
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-CorjkjHdMSs4oM4NIy6zkzIu7zdYL4
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
11
February2021
Access to Labour in 2021: Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker ProgramStefan Larrass, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-yvqDguG9WEhfWlyleMY0yUmVOPKBgw
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
12
February2021
Making Red Wine from Hybrids: Challenges and How to Solve ThemKarine Pedneault, Universite Sainte-Anne
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuc-2rqD0qEtDVFEtxvc7U2_4XQeE8uOCI
12:30 – 1:00 pmZoom
16-17
February2021
Berry Growers of Ontario Annual MeetingTwo-day program with six presentations per day including pest management, bio control, and soilless berry production.  
To register:
Contact Kevin Schooley at info@ontarioberries.com
9:00 am – 1:00 pmZoom
17
February2021
1) Safe Food for Canadians Regulations for the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Sector: Where Are We Today?
2) Produce Safety in the Era of COVID-19
3 ) OMAFRA’s Food Safety Monitoring Program
Jeremias Cull, Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Dr. Jeff Farber, University of Guelph; Loree Saunders, OMAFRA  
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdeqtqTsuE9Xvp0Je9mc GAGUxV819ynR1
10:00 am – 12:00 pmZoom
17
February2021
Effective Tree Fruit Spraying: What Can Go Wrong and How To Get It RightDr. David Manktelow, Applied Research & Technology Ltd., New Zealand
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvc-CsrTMjHdXO9p773bVMn-Q7lnowlqQ1
7:00 – 9:00 pmZoom
18
February2021
Effective Winegrape Spraying: What Can Go Wrong and How To Get It RightDr. David Manktelow, Applied Research & Technology Ltd., New Zealand
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtdOiorTsqHdUZGXZ0Y1_ GOiyARSgzkvhF
7:00 – 9:00 pmZoom
19
February2021
L. plantarum ML-Prime: A New Tool to Control Malolactic FermentationDr. Sibylle Krieger-Weber, Lallemand SAS, Germany
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqc-GtqTwpG9KDhO6xEQnFi9P-XxGCpDqp
12:30 – 1:00 pmZoom
25
February2021
Why Do You Need Risk Management in Agriculture?Mathieu Lipari, Farm Management Canada; Connie Kehler, HSSA; Jan Schooley, Schooley Orchards/Apple Hill Lavender
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcequqT0pHtWbbPEWuSL925 waNd8nj_SK
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
26
February2021
Tannin Alert: A Red Winemaking Tool for Ontario Winemakers to Improve Tannin Extraction and Red Wine Consumer Preferencerime: A New Tool to Control Malolactic FermentationDebbie Inglis, Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute, Brock University
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqde6orDgsHNVrXJ37yfh_ 2ouoJzJZkqwz
12:30 – 1:00 pmZoom

MARCH

9
March2021
The Impact of Covid-19 on the Grape & Wine IndustryMarie Cundari & Aaron Pothier, LCBO
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscOqqqTMqGtaf_qgngrdjeX8_ LMjqvd6S
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom
11
March2021
Fresh Grape Cost of ProductionJohn Molenhuis, OMAFRA
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdemqrjsrEtCbLnxyCz2OqHe j5Na7dOQy
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom

APRIL

7
April2021
Getting the Most Out of Chemical ThinningDr. Poliana Franscescatto, Valent BioSciences
To register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtdeyprjwoH9a-0XT5hHPtxodb7rPEqXd-
12:00 – 1:00 pmZoom

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