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Ontario Potato Conference to Feature Cover Cropping Sessions


The 2023 Ontario Potato Conference and Trade Show will focus on cover cropping, a Dec. 16 email said. The conference is happening on March 2, 2023 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Guelph, Ont.

Featured sessions include:

  • Anne Verhallen, a soil management specialist for hort crops with OMAFRA speaking on cover crops 101
  • Ryan Barrett, research and agronomy specialist with the Prince Edward Island Potato Board speaking on cover cropping in potato rotations and
  • Zack Frederick with MHPEC Inc. speaking on managing Verticillium wilt in potatoes with mustard bio-fumigation
  • A grower panel on cover cropping
  • Jeff Miller with Miller Research speaking on prepping your seed for optimum performance
  • Mark VanOostrum and Patrick Dol with WD Potato Ltd speaking on soil moisture monitoring and irrigation scheduling
  • Peter VanderZaag with Sunrise Potato speaking on producing nuclear minitubers from tissue culture
  • VanOostrum speaking on tips to help potato plants cope with heat stress

To register for the conference fill out this form.

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