Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Feb 22, 2018 - Registration Packages for all Budgets. We hear it time and again that our registration packages are packed full of value. We offer prices suited to all budgets from the two day experience, to single days to trade show only. Hard to find a better offer of premier educational sessions and huge trade show in a ...
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Canada’s Premier HortiCultural event

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2018 ontario

fruit & vegetable convention

February 21–22, 2018

Scotiabank convention centre niagara FallS, ontario

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all things horticulture and more! Knowledge to Grow By

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When it comes to learning, no show does it better than oFvC. Programs run daily from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm in 10 different session halls and 4 ballrooms.

discover amazing industry companies, products and services displayed in over 80,000 sq. ft. of sold out exhibit space.

Registration Packages for all Budgets

We hear it time and again that our registration packages are packed full of value. We offer prices suited to all budgets from the two day experience, to single days to trade show only. Hard to find a better offer of premier educational sessions and huge trade show in a state-ofthe-art facility.

enjoy some of ontario’s best wines, craft beers, ciders, delectable delights and of course, great conversation at the Farmers and Friends reception.

Besides the sessions and trade show, experience: the poster display area highlighting industry research, the Great ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition, the ontario Cider Competition, meet the Buyer and new this year, the Young Farmer Forum.

Farmers & Friends Reception

Join us on Wednesday, February 21 on the trade show floor from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and enjoy local ontario wines, craft beers, hors d’œuvres and great conversations with fellow attendees. shuttle bus service to the hotel runs until 7:30 pm. Complimentary drink tickets for 2-day and Wednesday only pre-registrants. RECEPTiON SPONSORED BY:

The Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition

Check out the 6th annual Great ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition (GoHCBC) forging new relationships between ontario’s hop growers and brewers as they showcase unique, locally grown hops and brews at Canada’s premier horticultural event.

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Join us on Wednesday, February 21 in ballroom C from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Watching the competition is a great way to learn while listening to the judges discuss each entry. Check out the hops display and experience the numerous amazing characteristics of actual ontario grown hops. this year’s featured style of beer is Black iPa.

new! Young Farmer Forum

this event is a great way to connect with young farmers (40 and under) from across the province while enjoying refreshments and featured speaker, agriculture advocate andrew Campbell of Fresh air media. thursday at 11:45 in Ballroom a. open to oFvC registered attendees only. seating is limited. PRESENTED BY:

Cider and Hard Cider Tasting Competition

ontario is home to some of the best ciders in the world. Join us in the beautiful Port Colborne lounge where the best producers go head-to-head for the right to claim supremacy. Judging and sampling takes place on Wednesday, February 21 in the port Colborne Lounge (2nd floor) from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

meet the buyer event oFvC is the place to be for growers that want to meet key grocery chain and food industry buyers. this event is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand insight into sourcing requirements as well as speak directly one-on-one to key personnel and explore potential supply opportunities. Thursday, February 22, 2018 Scotiabank Convention Centre Ballroom C 11:00 am – 1:00 Pm there is no charge for this event; interested participants can register online for this event when purchasing their oFvC 2018 registration package. this event is open to oFvC registered attendees only. introductions are followed by ‘speeddating’ style, one-on-one meetings allowing participants to meet, learn, and network about their role in the value chain and how to create value-added business opportunities. SPONSORED BY:

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Visit www.ofvc.ca for complete convention details and up-to-date Session and Speaker information.

a single-day registration Early Bird pricing ends February 14, 2018

Bonus! two day and Wednesday only early bird packages include complimentary drink tickets for the Farmers & Friends reception held on Wednesday, February 21.

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Two Day Package $95 + HST

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Trade Show Only Pass Thursday $35.40 + HST • trade show access only • available only on thursday, February 22

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Single Day Package (Wed or Thu) $65 + HST

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Single Day Student $23.00 (HST included) • trade show and session access • requires valid student id for on-site purchase only • no online registration available

Two-Day $123.90 + Hst = $140 Single-Day $84.96 + Hst = $96

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fallsview Hotel

registration information: [email protected] or 905-945-5363

the official convention hotel is located within easy walking distance to both the Convention Centre and Fallsview Casino. a complimentary shuttle service runs throughout each day from the hotel to the Convention Centre. the special room rate of $125.00/night (single and double) + taxes and fees will be available until JanuarY 31st or until the block is sold out. CliC Cli Ck here to book your room

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SeSSionS WedneSdAy, FebruAry 21, 2018

traDeSHow

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(All sessions and speakers subject to change)

morning

PoSter DiSPLaY

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

morning

ROOM 201 & 202

ROOM 203

ROOM 204

ROOM 205

ROOM 206

ROOM 207 & 208

ballROOM a

ballROOM b

ballROOM c

ballROOM d

IPm STrATEgIES IN fIELD vEgETAbLES CEU Credits Requested

bIOSTImULANTS CEU Credits Requested

fINDINg mONEy AND mANAgINg IT bETTEr

wINEry

SwEET AND hArD APPLE CIDEr CEU Credits Requested

TENDEr frUIT CEU Credits Requested

bErrIES CEU Credits Requested

OffmA SUmmIT

hOPS CEU Credits Requested

fmO NETwOrkINg SymPOSIUm & Agm

Chair: travis cranmer, oMaFra 9:30 Using Kaolin Clay as Part of an organic Vegetable Pest Management Program Dr. gerald brust, University of Maryland, USa 10:00 sweet Corn IPM: evolving strategies for evolving Pests Marissa Schuh, Michigan State University, USa 10:30 the economics and risk reduction of Plasticulture in Vegetable Production Dr. lincoln Zotarelli, University of Florida, USa 11:00 Cover Crops and Cultivation for Managing Weeds in reduced tillage systems Dr. Daniel brainard, Michigan State University, USa

Chair: christoph kessel, oMaFra

Chair: kevin Montgomery, oMaFra

9:30 What are Biostimulants? bill MacDonald, niagara college

9:30 aCC – Why not? Jaye atkins, agricultural credit corporation

10:00 Microbial-Based Crop Biostimulants: sorting out their Place in Vegetable Production Dr. Matt kleinhenz, ohio State University, USa 10:30 the role of Microbes in Plant Defences against Pests and Diseases Dr. rose buitenhuis, vineland research and innovation centre 11:00 testing new Products: How do You Know it reaLLY Worked? Dr. Sarah Jandricic, oMaFra

10:00 getting More out of Your software: Quickbooks Maggie kurtz, cb, rlb chartered Professional accountants 10:30 getting More out of Your software: agexpert richard gruener, Farm credit canada 11:00 Preparing for new Programs Margaret May, ontario Soil and crop improvement association SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

Chair: belinda kemp, ccovi

Chair: thomas Wilson, ontario 9:30 Why We Buy the sparkling craft cider association Wine that We Buy 9:30 Cider Profiles and Dr. tek thongpapanl, goodman Consumer Preference School of business, brock Dr. amy bowen, vineland University research and innovation centre 10:00 Pinot noir research at oregon state University Dr elizabeth tomasino, oregon State University, USa

10:00 Mechanical Harvest of Cider apples Dr. carol Miles, Washington State University, USa

10:30 Precision oenology with specific Focus on the adaptation to Climatic Change and to the Decrease of Chemical Inputs During Winemaking Dr Jean-Michel Salmon, institut national de la recherche agronomique (inra), France

10:30 Investigating Low Input options for Managing Pests in Cider apples Dr. nikki rothwell, Michigan State University, USa

11:00 the Impact of Mog on Wine Composition Dr andrew reynolds, brock University

SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

11:00 Making Winning Craft speciality Cider at shiny apple Cider Hank Hunse, Shiny apple cider

Chair: kathryn carter, oMaFra

Chair: erica Pate, oMaFra

9:30 evaluating and Improving sanitizing treatments in stone Fruit Packinghouses: ontario Case study Peter vanWeerden, oMaFra and Hayden Dooney, norfolk Fruit growers

9:30 encouraging and Preserving Beneficials liette lambert, Quebec Ministry of agriculture, Fisheries and Food

10:00 evaluating and Improving sanitizing treatments in stone Fruit Packinghouses Dr. ines Hanrahan, Washington tree Fruit commission, USa 10:30 Pgrs to Balance Pear Production and Canopy growth Dr. todd einhorn, Michigan State University 11:00 the Italian Peach Industry – Current trends in orchard Design and Management Dr. luca corelli grappadelli, University of bologna, italy

10:00 spotted Wing Drosophila Management – What’s Working, novel approaches Dr. Philip Fanning, Michigan State University, USa

Chair: Steve Martin, Martin’s Family Fruit Farm 9:30 the F.a.C.t.s. of engaging Your team in today’s Disruptive economy Dr. Denis cauvier, Dr. Denis cauvier Seminars international 10:30 Pos Panel: What is the Best system for My operation? 11:30 – 12:00 oFFMa’s agM

10:30 tank Mixes to avoid Joe Uyenaka, nutriag

Chair: Melanie Filotas, oMaFra 9:30 an overview of Hop Production Practices in Belgium Joris cambie, De Plukker Hop Farm brewery, belgium 10:00 Management Practices for organic Hop Production in Belgium Joris cambie, De Plukker Hop Farm brewery, belgium 10:30 snake oil or not: evaluating Product efficacy on Your Farm Melanie Filotas, oMaFra

11:00 grower experiences with Croptracker ellen Jennen, Jennen Family Farm Market; brian reijke, Dentz orchards and berry Farm

11:00 Panel: Pros and Cons of Producing Hops organically nicholas Schaut, bighead Hops; ron brennan, old 4th Hop Yard; gail Winters, Winterbrook Hops

SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

Chair: Jay Howell, brantview apples & cider & FMo chair 9:30 Mastering the Knowledge and skills for a successful Market a) Consumer Demand & transparency b) overview of “ontario Market Manager Certification” Michelle Wolf, Whole green Heart, nS; annet Maurer, thunder bay country Market 11:00 Chef (and Consumer) Demand for Fresh, Local Food Ingredients Mary berg, Master chef canada 2016 Winner

SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

afternoon

afternoon

ROOM 201 & 202

ROOM 203

ROOM 204

ROOM 205

ROOM 206

ROOM 207 & 208

ballROOM a

ballROOM b

ballROOM c

ballROOM d

ThE 4 CS Of SOIL hEALTh fOr vEgETAbLE PrODUCTION CEU Credits Requested

SPECIALTy rOOT vEgETAbLES CEU Credits Requested

fErTIgATION CEU Credits Requested

wINEry

grAPE CEU Credits Requested

TENDEr frUIT CEU Credits Requested

bErrIES CEU Credits Requested

OffmA SUmmIT

ThE grEAT ONTArIOhOPPED CrAfT bEEr COmPETITION

fmO NETwOrkINg SymPOSIUm & Agm

Chair: anne verhallen, oMaFra

Chair: Dennis van Dyk, oMaFra

2:00 Building Better CroP rotatIons for Vegetable Production Dr. laura van eerd, University of guelph

2:00 an Introduction to Jerusalem artichoke Dr. Jim todd, oMaFra

2:30 Making space for CoVer CroPs in Vegetable rotations eero ruutillia, Johhny’s Seeds

2:30 spacing, slip size and slip storage Practices for optimal sweet Potato Yield Dr. Jonathan Schulthuis, north carolina State University, USa

3:00 ConserVatIon tILLage systems for Vegetable Production Dr. anu rangarajan, cornell University, USa

3:00 Cabbage Maggot Control in the Face of Chlorpyrifos resistance Sheldon Hann, agriculture and agri-Food canada

3:30 CoMPaCtIon action: reducing the Compaction Potential ian McDonald and alex barrie, oMaFra

3:30 Illinois Horseradish: a root awakening Dr. elizabeth Wahle, University of illinois extension, USa

SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

A & L CANADA

LABORATORIES INC.

Chair: christoph kessel and rebecca Shortt, oMaFra 2:00 Fertigation 101 Friedhelm Hoffman and kevin lewis, Pac-e ag 2:30 Irrigation and nitrogen Management of Vegetable Crops Dr. lincoln Zotarelli, University of Florida, USa

Chair: belinda kemp, ccovi

Chair: kathryn carter, oMaFra

2:00 new equipment: rapid extraction from grape Juice by the Dynamic Crusher and Centrifuge Decanter for all types of Winemaking Dr Jean-Michel Salmon, institut national de la recherche agronomique (inra), France

2:00 Improving Hardiness and Maintaining Dormancy in grapevines using abscisic acid analogs Dr. Jim Willwerth, ccovi, brock University

2:30 the effects of BMsB 3:00 Practical Considerations Contaminated grapes to Final Wine Quality for organic Fertigation Dr. carol Miles, Washington State Dr elizabeth tomasino, oregon State University, USa University, USa 3:30 experiences with Fertigation in ontario kyle craven, ontario Pickle corporation; Friedhelm Hoffman and kevin lewis, Pac-e ag SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

3:00 – 4:00 Panel: Understanding the grocery store sales Channel. What Have We Learned to Date? Joe turner, oMaFra (chair), Sylvia augaitis, Wine Marketing association of ontario, and andre gagne, Metro ontario inc.

2:30 Disease Management of Cold Hardy Varieties David Jones, Michigan State University, USa 3:00 – 4:00 Cold Climate grape Variety Panel Dr. Matthew clark, University of Minnesota, USa; Dr. bruce reisch, cornell University, USa; and tom Plocher, Plocher vines SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

Chair: Wendy McFadden-Smith, oMaFra 2:00 Mealiness and shelf-Life of ontario Peaches Dr. Jennifer Deell, oMaFra 2:30 Brown Marmorated stink Bug in stone Fruit and Pears Dr tracy leskey, US Department of agriculture, West virginia 3:00 spread of Black Knot Fungus in Plums and Identification of Black Knot resistant genotypes at Vineland Dr. Jay Subramanian, University of guelph 3:30 spotted Wing Drosophila in stone Fruit: the Michigan Perspective David Jones, Michigan State University, USa

Chair: kevin Schooley, bgo 2:00 application of Biodegradable Mulch in red raspberry Production Dr. carol Miles, Washington State University, USa 2:30 emerging Problems with Fungicide resistance to Manage Botrytis and anthracnose Dr. Frank louws, north carolina State University, USa 3:00 Identifying and Managing Blueberry Viruses Mark longstroth, Michigan State University, USa 3:30 Improving Production of Day-neutral strawberries in Canada: Project results John Zandstra, University of guelph SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

Chair: Steve Martin, Martin’s Family Fruit Farm 2:00 telling Your Farm Fresh story: Working with Media bernard tobin, Synthesis agri-Food network 3:00 Farm Marketing from the Heart charlotte Smith, 3 cow Marketing, USa

Chairs: Jason Deveau, evan elford and David lauzon, oMaFra SESSiON SPONSORED BY:

PORt cOlbORne lOunge ONTArIO’S fINEST SwEET & hArD CIDEr COmPETITION

4:00 – 4:30 round table talks: Csa Pros and Cons, Labour Compliance, Wagon safety Chairs: kelly ciceran, oag and Dos and Don’ts, Cash Handling kristy grigg-Mcguffin, oMaFra systems, Brags & Blunders Coordinated by: leslie Forsythe, 12:30 – 4:00 Judging Forsythe Family Farms

Chair: Jay Howell, brantview apples & cider 1:00 Increasing need to Keep Pace with the World of social Media karen Daynard, kD communications; kelly Ward, Foodland ontario; Jessica kelly, oMaFra 3:00 Farmers’ Markets ontario agM

SeSSionS thursdAy, FebruAry 22, 2018

TRADESHOW

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(All sessions and speakers subject to change)

morning

POSTER DISPLAY

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

morning

ROOM 201 & 202

ROOM 203

ROOM 204

ROOM 205

ROOM 206

ROOM 207 & 208

PORt COlbORne lOUnGe

ballROOM a

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ballROOM d

CuCurbits CEU Credits Requested

Food saFety – environmental monitoring

HerbiCide resistanCe – new teCHnologies CEU Credits Requested

Promoting Pollinators on tHe Farm CEU Credits Requested

tender Fruit CEU Credits Requested

adverse weatHer CEU Credits Requested

graPe CEU Credits Requested

aPPle CEU Credits Requested

oFFma summit

Fmo networking symPosium & agm

Chair: Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA

Chair: Colleen Haskins and Christine Card, OMAFRA

Chair: Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA

Chair: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin, OMAFRA

Chair: Kristen Ego, Ego’s Garden Centre and Farm Market

Chair: Alix Aitken, Cambridge Farmers’ Market

9:30 Managing Grapevine Leafroll Virus: A New Zealand Perspective – Part I Dr. Vaughn Bell, New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited

9:30 Apple Tree Collapse in Ontario: What We Know and Don’t Know Michael Celetti, OMAFRA

10:00 The Soft Skill Salsa (Why Emotional Intelligence Matters for Entrepreneurial Success) Geoff Crane, Adaptimist Insights

9:30 Building Stronger Relationships with Better Communication Tracy Lamb, Ashaki Inc

9:30 Management of Soil Borne Diseases Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA 10:00 Grafting Tomatoes and Cucurbits: Benefits and Challenges Dr. Frank Louws, North Carolina State University, USA 10:30 A Melon Mix of Specialty and Cantaloupe Types Dr. Jonathan Schultheis, North Carolina State University, USA 11:00 Reduced Tillage for Pumpkins and Squash Dr. Anu Rangarajan, Cornell University, USA

9:30 Assessing Risk at Your Operation Sarah Martz and Peter Vanweerden, OMAFRA 10:00 The SQF Code and Environmental Monitoring Programs: Requirements, Compliance and Auditors Frank Schreurs, SQF Institute, USA 10:30 Microbial Safety in the Postharvest Environment Dr. Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Commission, USA 11:00 Implementing an Environmental Monitoring Program Elvira and Michael Koteles, New Road Farm & Koteles Farms Ltd.; Jennifer Manary, Sandy Shore Farms Ltd.

Chair: Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA

Chair: Hannah Fraser, OMAFRA

Chair: Sarah Marshall, OTFG

Chair: Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA

9:30 Molecular Herbicide Resistance Tests in Horticultural Crops Dr. Martin LaForest, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

9:30 Minimizing Risk to Bees in Fruit and Vegetable Crops Dr. Julianna Wilson, Michigan State University, USA

9:30 The Impact of Postharvest Cooling on Sensory Profile of Ontario Peaches Dr. Amy Bowen, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

9:30 Limiting Risk and Improving Tree Health Using Protective Netting in Apple Orchards Dr. Lee Kalcsits, Washington State University, USA

10:00 Confirming Herbicide Resistance in Weeds: The Importance of Using Dose Response for Development of Quick Tests Dr. Robert Nurse, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

10:00 Integrating Pollinator Habitat into Your Farming System Sue Willis Chan, Farms at Work 10:30 Strategies to Reduce Pollinator Exposure to Pesticide Dr. Jason Deveau and Hannah Fraser, OMAFRA

10:30 Linuron Resistant Common Ragweed in Québec 11:00 Pollinator Projects Carrot Fields: Presence and Margaret May, Ontario Soil and Distribution of Different Crop Improvement Association Biotypes Dr. Marie-Josée Simard, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 11:00 Help Us Help You: Knowing Your Enemy Will Help You Win the War Kristen Obeid, OMAFRA

10:00 Ingredients for a Mechanized, Labour-Efficient Pear Orchard: Training Systems, Rootstocks, and Horticultural Techniques to Manage Tree Vigour Dr. Todd Einhorn, Michigan State University, USA 10:30 From the Physiology of Peach Fruit Growth to Applications in Precision Fruit Growing Dr. Luca Corelli Grappadelli, University of Bologna, Italy 11:00 New Stone Fruit Varieties Dr Bill Shane, Michigan State University, USA

10:00 How Should Fruit & Veg Growers Respond to Hail and Severe Storms? Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University, USA 10:30 Considerations for Drainage on Fruit and Vegetable Farms Daniel Lenko, Lenko Farms and Drainage Contracting 11:00 Navigating through the Future of Extreme Weather in Southern Ontario Jerry Shields, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry SESSION SPONSORED BY:

SESSION SPONSORED BY:

10:00 Pheromone-Based Monitoring and Management Tools for the Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Dr. Tracey Leskey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA

10:00 Epidemiological and Management Aspects of Grapevine Virus Diseases in British Columbia Dr. Sudarsana Poojari, Agriculture 10:30 Biological Control of and Agri-Food Canada Invasive Insect Pests in Apples 10:30 California’s Strategy for Dr. Tara Gariepy, Agriculture Managing Red Blotch Agri-Food Canada Joshua Puckett, Foundation 11:00 Panel: Adapting to Plant Services – University of Cope with the Minimum California Davis, USA Wage Increase 11:00 Managing Grapevine Leafroll Virus: A New Zealand Perspective – Part II Dr. Vaughn Bell, New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited

Luis Ruiz, Algoma Apple Orchards Ltd.; Bill Medel, E&B Medel Orchards Ltd; and Richard Feenstra, Mountainview Orchards

10:30 Mental Wellness Panel Christy Hiemstra, Clovermead; Briana Hagen, University of Guelph 11:30 – 12:30 Hitting the Energy Wall: Tips to Fuel Your Day Marian Statham, True Life Nutrition ballROOM a 11:45 – 1:00 Young Farmer Forum Andrew Campbell, Fresh Air Media

11:00 Severe Weather Safety Tips for Your Market Geoff Coulson, Meteorological Service of Canada ballROOM C 9:30 – 11:00 Wholesaling 101: Opportunities in the Digital World – Are You Prepared to Do Business? 11:00 – 1:00 Meet the Buyer SESSION SPONSORED BY:

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afternoon

afternoon

ROOM 201 & 202

ROOM 203

ROOM 204

ROOM 205

ROOM 206

ROOM 207 & 208

PORt COlbORne lOUnGe

ballROOM a

ballROOM b

ballROOM d

market gardening vegetables CEU Credits Requested

wasH-water Handling CEU Credits Requested

does iPm Contribute to PestiCide resistanCe? CEU Credits Requested

Hazelnut ProduCtion CEU Credits Requested

PawPaw CEU Credits Requested

labour ProduCtivity on tHe Farm CEU Credits Requested

graPe CEU Credits Requested

aPPle CEU Credits Requested

oFFma summit

Fmo networking symPosium & agm

Chair: Viliam Zvalo, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Chair: Deanna Nemeth, OMAFRA

2:00 From Global to Local: New Crop Opportunities for Market Gardening Dr. Viliam Zvalo, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

2:00 Slowing Down the Tread Mill: How to Manage Insecticide-Resistance in 2:30 On-Farm Wash Water Management: Lessons Learned Ontario Vegetable Pests Dr. Ian Scott, AAFC in Holland Marsh

2:30 Managing Insect Pests in a Diverse Vegetable Cropping System Dr. Gerald Brust, University of Maryland, USA 3:00 Season Extension for Ontario Market Gardens: Fertility, Varietal and Pest Considerations Judson Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension, USA 3:30 Grower Panel: Successes and Challenges with Managing a Market Garden Sarah Judd, Meadow Lynn Market Garden, John Zekveld, Zekveld’s Garden Market SESSION SPONSORED BY:

2:00 Wash Water Management: Where to Start? Tim Brook, OMAFRA

Charlie Lalonde, Holland Marsh Growers Association

3:00 Managing Wash Water on Farm Through Drip Irrigation Katie Gibb, Enviro Stewards; Rebecca Shortt, OMAFRA 3:30 Evaluation of Wash Water Treatment Options Gurvinder Mundi, University of Guelph

Chair: Michael Celetti and Hannah Fraser, OMAFRA

2:30 Insects, Insecticides and Hormesis: Evidence and Considerations for Study Dr. Chris Cutler, Dalhousie University 3:00 Developing Resistance Management Strategies for Fungicides Dr. Kerik Cox, Cornell University, USA 3:30 How IPM Contributes to Fungicide Resistance Dr. Janna L. Beckerman, Purdue University, USA

Chair: Todd Leuty, OMAFRA

Chair: Evan Elford, OMAFRA

Chair: Robb Wagner, OMAFRA

Chair: Jim Willwerth, CCOVI

2:00 Hazelnut Cultivar Performance Update Dr. Adam Dale, University of Guelph

2:00 Pawpaw 101 Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University, USA

2:00 Labour Efficiency? Or Efficient Labour? Garth Baxter, Agribax Global

2:30 Insect and Disease Pests of Pawpaw Jeremy Lowe, Kentucky State University, USA

2:30 How to Assess a Labour Saving Technology John Molenhuis, OMAFRA

2:00 Vineyard Mechanization in Washington State Richard Hoff, Mercer Canyons, USA

2:30 Ferrero: Locally Grown Hazelnuts Barb Yates, Ferrero Canada 3:00 Current Needs for the Ontario Hazelnut Industry Linda Grimo, Ontario Hazelnut Association 3:30 New Orchard Development Sara Rowland and Mark Brown, Athena Acres

3:00 Processing Pawpaw Sheri Crabtree, Kentucky State University, USA 3:30 Ontario Pawpaw Monitoring in 2017 and Product Taste Testing Evan Elford, OMAFRA

3:00 Measuring and Benchmarking Labour in Horticulture John Van de Vegte, OMAFRA

2:30 Mechanization of Early Leaf Removal in Pinot Grigio and Merlot Josh VanderWeide, Michigan State University, USA

3:00 New Product Updates 3:30 Incorporating Croptracker Norgen Biotek Corp., ISK BioSciences, FMC Canada, on the Farm Dow/Dupont, CertisUSA, Matt Deir, Croptracker Nufarm Agriculture Inc. SESSION SPONSORED BY:

3:30 Washington Grape Industry Update Richard Hoff, Mercer Canyons, USA SESSION SPONSORED BY:

Chair: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin, OMAFRA

Chairs: Kristen Ego, Ego’s Garden Centre and Farm Market

Chair: Alix Aitken, Cambridge Farmers’ Market

2:00 Best Management Practices for Pollinators in Orchards Dr. Julianna Wilson, Michigan State University, USA

2:00 Ideas from the Big Apple: Foodie Tour Debrief Karen Whitty, 13th Street Winery

1:30 Consumer Demand for Transparency at Market

2:30 The Growth Physiology of Apple Fruit Affects Postharvest Quality Dr. Luca Corelli Grappadelli, University of Bologna, Italy 3:00 Achieving Long Term Storage Success for Honeycrisp in Washington Dr. Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, USA 3:30 Integrated Nutrient Management: Horticultural Strategies to Control Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp Apple Dr. Lee Kalcsits, Washington State University, USA SESSION SPONSORED BY:

2:30 Creating an On-Farm Outlet for Your Beer Joris Cambie, De Plukker Hop Farm Brewery, Belgium 3:00 Resurrecting Murphy’s Market & Bakery Hollis English, Murphy’s Market and Bakery

(CBC Marketplace Episode & MyPick Connection) Moderator: Michelle Wolf, Whole Green Heart, NS Panelists:Peter Hughes, Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Network; Erin McLean, Past Chair, Lakefield Farmers’ Market; Wayne Chalmers, North Bay Farmers’ Market; John Finlay, MyPick Verifier

exhibitor list *As of January 2, 2018

608 606 1114 905 704 400 430 1013 724 128

A & L Canada Laboratories A Link Computer Solutions Inc. A.M.A. Plastics Ltd. Abell Pest Control Adama Canada ADS Canada Inc. Advantage Packaging AEF Global Agricorp Agriculture & Food Laboratory – University of Guelph 533 Agri-Flex Inc. 1104 Agri-Food Management Institute 1107 AgriFresh Technologies of Canada 828 Agrofrost Canada Inc. 312 AgroHaitai Ltd. 1012 Agrozone International Inc. 208 AgSquared 304 Allied Associates, LLP Chartered Professional Accountants 129 Alltech Crop Science 111 Alpine 1014 Armtec Limited Partnership 426 Arysta Life Science 415 Atlantic Packaging Products 526 Axter AgroScience Inc. 222 BASF Canada Inc. 1118 Baxter Kitchens Inc. 814 Bayer Crop Science 210 Bayfield Berry Farm 902 Ben Berg Farm & Industrial Equip. Ltd. 413 Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance 1016 Besseling Group North America Inc. 804 BioWorks Inc. 127 Bluewave Energy/Sparlings Propane 524 Burgess Baskets 1116 Bylands Nurseries Ltd. 917 C. Frensch Ltd. 130 Cadman Power Equipment 728 CBA Canada 510 Central Fabricating & Welding 230 Chisolm Machinery Solutions 229 Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Brock University 801 CP Industries Ltd. 907 Crescent Oil/Fuels Inc. 1007 Croptracker 908 Decade Products LLC 913 DeCloet Greenhouse Mfs. Ltd. 1010 Del Communications 927 Delaware Pump and Parts Ltd. 1111 Desjardins Business 1121 DFK Equipment Sales LgEquip Don Arthur Orchard Equipment 1008 Douglas Agricultural Services Inc. 820 DuBois Agrinovation Inc. 515 DuPont Canada/Dow AgroSciences 315 Durward Jones Barkwell & Co. 1020 Eckert Machines 313 ECO+ 314 Ecocert Canada 627 Elnova Ltee 502 Engage Agro

1004 506 611 115

Evans Manufacturing Company LLC Evergreen Liquid Plant Food Farm Credit Canada Farm for Profit/Greencrop Agri Products Ltd. 325 Farm Power Equipment Inc. 406 Filmorganic 408 First Genesis Inc./Sunflower Rubber & Plastics LgEquip Flexo Products Ltd. 731 Frontline Process Solutions Inc. 323 Frontlink Inc. 428 Fruit & Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. (DRC) 308 Fruit & Vegetable Magazine 131 GAP App 411 General Seed Company (2000) Ltd. 1024 Georgia Pacific Corrugated 300 Gintec Shade Technologies Inc. 915 Global Horticulture Inc. 705 Grant Thornton LLP 826 Grape Growers of Ontario 109 Green Lea Ag Center Inc. 701 Grimo Nut Nursery 1011 Grindstone Creek Nursery Inc. 925 Growers Mineral Solutions LgEquip H & W Equipment 529 Harris Moran Seed Co. 1112 Harvest Goodies 601 Harvestech 809 Heartnut Grove Inc. 700 Hindle’s Clarksburg Hardware 812 Hoskin Scientific Ltd. 911 ICL Specialty Fertilizers 630 Ideal Pipe 626 Industrial Bags Inc./Sacs Industriels Inc. 1108 Industries Emile Lachance Ltee 528 Inocucor Technologies Inc. 202 Iron Earth Canada 511 Johnny’s Selected Seeds 629 Kam’s Grower Supply 625 KOOLJET Refrigeration Inc. 310 Koppert Canada Ltd. 914 Lakeside Grain & Feed 920 Lakeview Vineyard Equipment Inc. 305 Lambert Peat Moss Inc. LgEquip Leading Edge Equipment Ltd. 903 Lift Line Machinery Ltd. 125 Maximum H2O 311 Maxstim Products Inc. 923 Meester Insurance Centre 416 Meridian Credit Union 909 MNP LLP 224 Monte Packaging Company 729 Moore Packaging Corporation 906 Mori Essex Nurseries Inc. 707 Mori Vines Inc. 124 Mr. Mister Applicators Inc. LgEquip MS Gregson Inc. 332 N.M. Bartlett Inc. 530 National Building Group Inc. 309 National Leasing

527 407

Natural Insect Control Niagara College – Research & Innovation 810 Niagara North Federation of Agriculture 825 Niagara Orchard & Vineyard Corp. 831 NNZ Inc. 1106 Norgen Biotek Corp. 414 Norseco Inc. 921 North Shore Grapevine Nursery 410 Northern Equipment Solutions 403 Nourse Farms 632 NSF International 405 Nufarm 302 Nurture Growth Bio Fertilizer Inc. 123 NutriAg Ltd. 500 Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) 215 OMAFRA – ADB/EMB 110 OMAFRA – Agmaps 114 OMAFRA – Food Safety & Traceability Programs 213 OMAFRA – Foodland Ontario 112 OMAFRA – Provincial Premises Registry 402 O’Neils Farm Equipment 417 Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association 401 Ontario Food Terminal Board 710 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association – The Grower 1102 Ontario Institute of Agrologists 929 Ontario Orchard Supply 609 Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association 122 Organic 4 Greens 708 Penn Refrigeration Ltd. 316 Phytocultures Ltd. 204 PickTrace 1109 Plant A Row 802 Plant Products Inc. 1000 Premier Containers (1983) Inc./ The Apple Bag Lady 1026 Premier Equipment Ltd. 725 Princeton Wood Preservers Ltd 223 ProduceTech 1113 R & W Equipment Ltd. 113 Raynox LgEquip Redtrac International Ltd. 1002 Robert H. Laning & Sons Ltd. 508 Rupp Seeds 226 Scholten’s Machinery 910 Scott’s Canada (Fafard)

732 Seedway 703 Seminova 1022 Shouldice Farms 811 Siegers Seed Company 306 Speare Seeds 212 Specialty Vegetable Equipment Inc. 829 St. Catharines New Holland Ltd. 607 Steam ‘n’ Weeds 333 Sterling Marking Products 800 Stevens Drainage 603 Stokes Seeds Ltd. 1110 Stoller Enterprises Ltd. 307 Structural Panels Inc. 727 Sunpack Agro-Plastics Canada Ltd. 1006 Superior PetroFuels 206 Sutton Ag Enterprises 706 Syfilco Ltd. 702 The Cider Keg 624 The Ontario Produce Marketing Assoc. LgEquip Tirecraft 808 Twistyer Products Inc. 602 UAP Canada Inc. 901 Univerco (1978) Inc. 628 University of Guelph: Arrell Food Institute & Co-op & Career Services 1105 UPI 432 UPI Energy LP 317 Upper Canada Growers 600 Utility Advocates Inc. 409 V. Kraus Nurseries Ltd. 1124 Vailmont Vineyards Ltd. 422 VandenBussche Irrigation & Equipment 531 Vegetolab Inc. 709 Vineland Growers Co-operative Ltd. 507 Vineland Research and Innovation Centre 117 Vinetech Canada Inc. 806 VirtualOne/FreshQC Software 833 Warwick Orchards & Nursery Ltd. 730 Weather INnovations Consulting LP 513 Wellington Wood Products 803 Willsie Equipment Sales 133 Yuksel Seed

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