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Register Now! 2021 Fruit IPM Workshops

Registration now open for apple, berry, tender fruit, grape and more virtual IPM workshops

Due to current physical distancing measures, the OMAFRA IPM workshops will be available online via Zoom and pre-recorded presentations. To register, please click the registration link under the specific workshop below. 

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. 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.

Pre-recorded presentations are available on the ONhortcrops YouTube channel. Where applicable, please watch these presentations prior to attending the webinar.

All presentations are available for anyone to access. Additional video resources from other OMAFRA specialists will also be available on this channel throughout the season.

Introduction to IPM

April 29th, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Workshop Facilitator – Denise Beaton, OMAFRA Crop Protection Specialist

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, taking good diagnostic pictures, pesticide safety, soil diagnostics, symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, tissue sampling, 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.

Link to video conference and pdf of workshop slides to be provided after registration

Apple IPM Workshop

May 6th, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Workshop Facilitator – Kristy Grigg-McGuffin, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialist

This workshop will cover the basics of orchard scouting including monitoring techniques, tools of the trade, safety protocols and tips for success. Time will also be available to answer any pest-specific questions regarding the pre-recorded presentations.

Strawberry & Raspberry IPM Workshop

May 11th, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Workshop Facilitator – Erica Pate, OMAFRA Fruit Crop Specialist

This workshop will cover strawberry and raspberry pests, including spotted wing drosophila, thrips, cyclamen mites, and aphids. Check out the pre-recorded videos which provide an introduction to berry production systems, strawberry diseases and viruses, and root pests.

Tender Fruit IPM Workshop

May 25th, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Workshop Facilitator – Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialist

Resources to be provided following webinar.

Grape IPM Workshop

May 25th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Workshop Facilitator – Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA Horticulture IPM Specialist

Resources to be provided following webinar.

After registering using the links above, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Other IPM workshops currently being offered include numerous vegetable crop webinars and can be found on the ONvegetables blog.

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