By Top Crop Manager
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
June 27, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – The 19th annual Southwest Crop Diagnostic Day is set for July 3 and 4 at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ont. The day provides participants with hands-on learning experiences to assist in the correct identification and treatment of a range of crop problems. It is targeted to agri-business personnel but farmers are welcome to attend.
Participants can choose 11 of the 12 stations across campus to learn about:
- Herbicide injury in corn
- Herbicide injury in soybeans
- Fungicide resistance in field crops
- Corn physiology: planting day to Canada Day
- Cover crops – where is the fit?
- Carrot family weeds
- Safeguarding pollinators at planting
- Delaying corn rootworm resistance to Bt
- Starting crops off right
- Genetics, planting date, nitrogen inputs
- Managing mycotoxins in wheat and corn
- Fumigating? Make it count
Participants can choose which day they wish to attend (July 3 or 4), and the cost for the day is $95, which includes program, lunch, refreshments, and information package.
Registration is at 8:15 a.m. and participants will be in the field from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers will be available for interviews over lunch (12:15 – 1:15) or at the end of the day.
The registration deadline has been extended to Thursday, June 27. Visit http://www.diagnosticdays.ca for more information.