Interested in learning about scouting and integrated pest management in hops? We have added a hops session to OMAFRA’s IPM Scout Training Series on Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8:30 pm at the OMAFRA-Simcoe Resource Centre. Details are below. Due to popular demand, we are trying something new this year. Registrants have the option of attending either in person or by WebEx.
To register for either option, contact OMAFRA’s Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 by Friday, May 12 at 4:30 pm. A minimum of 10 registrants are required for the sessions to run. Please indicate at registration whether you will be attending in person or connecting by WebEx.
Hops Scouting and Integrated Pest Management Training
OMAFRA-Simcoe Resource Centre Auditorium
1283 Blueline Rd, Simcoe, ON
WebEx Option Available—Register for details
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:00-8:30 pm
Workshop Leader: Melanie Filotas, Specialty Crops IPM Specialist, OMAFRA
Description: Hops have a large complex of pests that can affect yield and quality. These require careful monitoring and management to keep pest populations below economically damaging levels, but identification and management can be a challenge. This indoor workshop will provide hop growers, scouts and industry members with an overview of integrated pest management in hops. Topics covered include: scouting a hop yard, pest diagnostics 101, Hop Diseases (downy mildew, powdery mildew, viruses, cone blights, leafspots, fusarium canker, Verticillium wilt); Hop Insects (two-spotted spider mite, potato leafhopper, Japanese beetle, caterpillar pests, general defoliators); and, time permitting, Natural Enemies in the hop yard. Focus will be on scouting and identification, however management techniques for major pests will also be discussed.
New for 2017, a WebEx option is being offered for those who cannot attend in person. Details for connecting will be provided after registration.
To register, contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 by Friday, May 12 at 4:30 pm. A minimum of 10 registrants are required for the sessions to run. Please indicate at registration whether you will be attending in person or connecting by WebEx.