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Southwest Crop Diagnostic Day to be held in Ridgetown

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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.