The Ontario Potato Potato Conference and Trade Show will be hosted at the Delta Hotel and Conference Center in Guelph on March 6 this year. The Conference is organized by Dr Eugenia Banks, consultant at the Ontario Potato Board.
The agenda features a great number of potato specialists who will present on a wide range of topics of current interest to commercial potato industry folks in North America and beyond. Further details on the Conference can be obtained from Dr Banks: email@example.com
9:25 am. Welcome & Remarks.
9:30 am. Weed Management & Vine Desiccation in 2019 and Beyond.
Jed Colquhoun. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Horticulture Dept. University of Wisconsin.
10:00 am. Keeping Potatoes Healthy from Planting to Harvest. Jeff Miller Ph.D Miller Research, Idaho
10:30 am. Combatting Heat & Drought Stress with Timely Applications of Calcium. Jiwan Palta, Ph.D. Research Scientist. Horticulture Dept. University of Wisconsin.
11:15 am. TRADE SHOW
12:00 pm. LUNCH
1.00 pm. Sustainable Potato Cropping Systems with Healthy Soils: A Global Overview of the Challenges and Solutions. Peter Vander Zaag, Ph.D. International Potato Research Scientist, Potato Grower & Breeder. Sunrise Potato, Alliston.
1:30 pm. Increasing Soil Organic Matter: Growing Mustard Green Manures is a Reliable Strategy in Sandy Soils. Andy McGuire. Agricultural Systems Educator. Washington State University.
2:00 pm. Keeping your Soils Healthy: The Interaction of Chloropicrin Fumigation with Soil Pathogens and Beneficial Microorganisms. Chad Hutchinson. Ph.D. Director of Research, TriEst Ag Group. North Carolina.
2:30 pm. COFFEE BREAK & TRADE SHOW
3:15 pm. Early Blight Forecasting and Management Strategies. Khalil Al -Mugrhabi. PhD, Plant Pathologist, New Brunswick Department of Agriculture
3:45 pm. 2019 Research Trials Update. Mark VanOostrum. Potato Supply and Quality Manager, WD Potato Ltd. Beeton, ON.
4:15 pm. Top Killing and Chipping Quality Update. Steven Johnson. PhD. Potato Specialist. University of Maine.
4:30 pm. The Innovative Robotic Weeder: Could it be Used in Potato Fields? Teric Greenan. Nexus Robotics, Nova Scotia.
4:45 pm. ADJOURN
Contact: Dr Eugenia Banks