Just a reminder that anyone interested in attending the Hop Integrated Pest Management Training being offered this Thursday, April 4th should register now to avoid cancellation of the event.
The registration deadline has been extended to tomorrow – Tuesday, April 2 – at noon. To register for this or other hop training days, contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.
Hop Integrated Pest Management Training
Date: Thursday April 4 2019, 6-8:30 pm
Location: Simcoe-OMAFRA Resource Centre Auditorium or online through Adobe Connect
Join OMAFRA specialists Melanie Filotas and Evan Elford for a 2 1/2 hour indoor work-shop intended to 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 and others); hop insects (two-spotted spider mite, potato leafhopper, Japanese beetle, aphids and caterpillars); and abiotic conditions in the hop yard. Focus will be on scouting and identification, however management techniques for major pests will also be discussed. A minimum of 10 registrants are required for this workshop to run. Deadline to register: Tuesday April 2nd at noon. If minimum registration numbers are not met by this time, the event will be cancelled.