RESEARCH POSTER DISPLAY

We are pleased to present the research poster dispaly once again at OFVC on February 22 and 23, 2017, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls.

The goal is to highlight research on fruit, vegetables and alternative crops in Ontario. Posters will be displayed for both days of the convention, allowing growers and members of the ag-industry to see the excellent work that is done in support of the many commodities they grow.

The OFVC research poster display is an effective venue for researchers, industry and extension specialists to present new information pertinent to Ontario's horticultural industry. Posters that present results from research trials, including pest management, crop production, new cultivars, and opportunities for marketing Ontario horticulture are welcomed. Keep in mind that the audience is predominantly comprised of growers and consultants. Avoid technical language or jargon so that everyone can make the most of the information. Both student and regular submissions are welcome in this category.

To submit a poster in the Regular Poster Display, contact either poster session chair prior to January 25, 2017.

Note: Titles with authors and affiliations must be received by January 6, 2017 in order to be included in the OFVC Show Guide.

2017 Student Poster Competition

The long-standing Student Poster Competition features student research conducted in the field of horticulture. The event offers students an opportunity to showcase their work to their target audience, compete for cash awards and to publish their posters online. All student applicants will receive complimentary registration to both days of the conference. Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize $500
2nd Prize $300
3rd Prize $200

Click here to download an application form.

Applications Due: Wednesday January 25th, 2017

Student Poster Competition Applications can be submitted to Dennis Van Dyk at dennis.vandyk@ontario.ca. Titles must be submitted by January 6, 2017 in order to be published in the OFVC Program Guide.

Eligibility

The competition is primarily directed at students currently enrolled at a college or university that are conducting research on horticulture crops or related production/marketing practices relevant to Ontario. Students enrolled in advanced secondary school programs will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the competition organizer. The research must be novel and the student must have performed the majority of the work. Students are not required to stand with the posters during judging.

Poster Format and Judging Criteria

While there is no specific format requirement for posters, students are encouraged to describe the problem being addressed or technology being evaluated, what was done to solve the problem or with the technology during the evaluation, what happened (results) and a discussion on the importance of this work to the Horticulture industry. Posters will be judged by an impartial panel including at least one research scientist, one OMAFRA extension worker and a representative from the horticulture industry. Judges will rank the posters based on the following criteria:

Introduction 10
Body of Presentation 10
Summary/Conclusions 20
Research 15
Organization 15
Visual Impact 20
Grower Friendly 10

Poster Dimensions and Setup Information

Posters should approximately be 120cm x 90cm (48" x 36") in either portrait or landscape orientation. Students are required to have Velcro® on the posters when submitted. All authors are responsible for printing, delivery and pick-up. Posters should arrive at the Convention Centre no later than 8:00am on Wednesday February 22. Posters must be collected by the authors by 4:00pm on Thursday February 23. The OFVC is not responsible for any posters not picked up by the author.

PDF's

Students must provide an electronic copy (preferably pdf) to either Poster Chair by Monday, February 13th. They are used by the judges in pre-judging.

Contacts

Dennis Van Dyk
Chair, Student Poster Session

Vegetable Crops Specialist
1 Stone Road W
Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
519.826.4587
dennis.vandyk@ontario.ca
Hannah Fraser
Chair, Regular Poster Session

Entomology Program Lead Horticulture Crops
Room 3108,
Edmund C. Bovey Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
519.824.4120 ext. 52671
hannah.fraser@ontario.ca

 

 


Contacts

Dennis Van Dyk
Chair, Student Poster Session

Vegetable Crops Specialist
1 Stone Road W
Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
519.826.4587
dennis.vandyk@ontario.ca

Hannah Fraser
Chair, Regular Poster Session

Entomology Program Lead, Horticulture Crops
Room 3108,
Edmund C. Bovey Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
519.824.4120 ext. 52671
hannah.fraser@ontario.ca

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