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Canada: Ontario Potato Webinars to focus on crucial production issues

The program for the 2021 Ontario Potato Webinars on Thursday March 4th is now finalized.

According to the organizer, Dr Eugenia Banks, the speakers were selected according to growers’ requests and they are all outstanding in their fields. The webinars are presented by the Ontario Potato Board and hosted by Potatoes in Canada.

Morning Program starts at 11:00am EST

11:00 am – Steve Johnson, University of Maine.
Expect Soft Rot and Blackleg to Increase!
11:30 am – Mark VanOostrum: WD Potato Ltd.
Finally, let’s talk about Gibberellic Acid in Ontario.

Afternoon Program starts at 1:00pm EST

1:00 pm – Ryan Barrett: Research Coordinator. PEI Potato Board.
Exploring the advantages of cover cropping in potato rotations.
1:30 pm – Andrew Robinson: North Dakota State University
Symptoms of Herbicide Injury in Potatoes

The event is sponsored by Bayer CropScience, Douglas Ag Services, Farm Credit Canada, and Syngenta.

Registration for the event is free. Visit this page to register early.

Further information from Dr Eugenia Banks: [email protected]

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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