Hazelnut growers or industry members interested in attending the Hazelnut Scout Training being offered at the Simcoe Resource Centre this Wednesday, May 2 are encouraged to register soon. A minimum of 10 registrants for the IPM session are required for the sessions to run. To ensure the event is held, please register with the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 by tomorrow, May 1 at noon.
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: OMAFRA-Simcoe Resource Centre Auditorium, 1283 Blueline Rd, Simcoe, ON
Description: Interested in learning more about hazelnut insect and disease pests? This 3.5 hour workshop will provide hazelnut growers, scouts and industry members with an overview of integrated pest management in hazelnuts. Topics covered include: establishing a healthy hazelnut orchard, hazelnut growth and development, diseases (eastern filbert blight, bacterial blight); insects (filbert bud mite, Japanese beetle, hazelnut aphid, foliar mites, hazelnut weevil, filbertworm, obliquebanded leafroller and early season caterpillar defoliators), and vertebrate pests. While much of the session will be indoors, there will be a trip to the Simcoe Research Station’s hazelnut orchard to learn how to scout a hazelnut orchard and look at pests currently present on trees. Although the main focus is identification, management will also be discussed.
To register, please contact OMAFRA’s Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.