The 2022 Ontario Potato Conference will be hosted as a virtual event on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00am. The annual Conference will be presented by the Ontario Potato Board, and hosted by Potatoes in Canada. Dr Eugenia Banks (pictured above) is the principle organizer. The day includes five sessions focused on key topics for potato production. Dr Banks shared the Conference program below – it can also be viewed on Potatoes in Canada.
10:00 am – 10:30 am Battling the Blackleg Complex Successfully
Ian Toth, International Expert on Blackleg Disease. Senior Principle Researcher at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK
10:30 am – 11:00am Black Dot the Silent, Early Yield Robber: Epidemiology and Management
Julie Pasche, Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
11:00 am- 11:30 am Experiences with Minimum Tillage on Potatoes
Homer Vander Zaag, Potato Producer, H.J.Van Der Zaag Farms LTD, Alliston, ON
1.00 pm -1:30 pm Climate Change: How Heat Impacts Potatoes at Different Growth Stages
Mike Thornton, Professor, Parma Research & Extension Center, University of Idaho. Parma ID .
1:30 pm – 2:00pm Dealing with Linuron Shortage in 2022
Darin Gibson, Research Agronomist. President Gaia Consulting. Portage la Prairie, MB2:00 pm Sponsors’ Recognition & Adjourn