Canada: Ontario Potato Conference will be held Thursday, March 6 2014

The Ontario Potato Conference will be held Thursday, March 6 2014 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Guelph. The agenda has been published.  For more information, contact Eugenia Banks at eugenia.banks@ontario.ca.

9:30-10:00 am. Ten Tips For Maintaining Soil Health.  Anne Verhallen. Soil Specialist. OMAF-MRA, Ridgetown

10:00-10:30 am. Best Management Practices for Liquid Seed Piece Treatments. Dr. Gary Secor. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

10:30-11:00 am. Dealing with Dry Rot: How to Avoid Economic Losses. Dr. Rick Peters. Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, PEI

11:00-11:15 am Effects of Seed Potato Spacing on Growth & Components of Yield for Diverse Varieties. Dr. Peter VanderZaag. Sunrise Potato, Alliston.

11:15- 1:00 pm. TRADE SHOW & LUNCH (Provided). Display of New Varieties Included in the Trade Show

1:00 – 1:30 pm. Efficient Management of Early Blight. Dr Jeff Miller. Miller Research. Rupert, Idaho

1:30 – 2:00 pm PVY and PVYntn: Transmission & Management. Dr.Phil Nolte. University of Idaho, Idaho Falls.

2:00 – 2:15 pm. Aeroponics: a Novel Approach to Rapidly Multiplying Potatoes. Dr. Peter VanderZaag. Sunrise Potato, Alliston.

2:15 – 2:30 pm Processing Update. Mark VanOostrum. Agronomist-Field Manager. WD Potato Ltd, Beeton

2:30 – 3:00 pm. TRADE SHOW & COFFEE BREAK

3:00 – 3:30 pm. Chloropicrin Fumigation Update. Dr. Chad Hutchinson, Director of Research. TriEst Ag Group Inc. Georgia

3:30 – 3:45 pm. What’s New in Sprout Inhibition? George Burkholder. GRB AG-Technologies Inc. Mitchell, ON

3:45 – 4:00 pm. What’s New in Weed Control? Mike Cowbrough. Weed Specialist. OMAF-MRA. Guelph