Research Poster Display

About the Poster Display

Each year, OFVC is proud to host the research poster display located in the foyer of the Scotiabank Convention Center.

The goal of this display is to highlight research on fruit, vegetables and alternative crops in Ontario. Posters are displayed for both days of the convention, allowing growers and members of the ag-industry to see the excellent work being 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 generally present results from research trials, including pest management, crop production, new cultivars, and opportunities for marketing Ontario horticulture. Both student and regular submissions are on display.


Fumigant alternatives for ginseng replant disease
Amy Fang Shi, University of Guelph
Authors: Amy Fang Shi and Sean Westerveld

Acute Oral Toxicity of Four Systemic Insecticides on the Common Eastern Bumble bee (Bombus impatiens)
Kayla A. Mundy, University of Guelph
Authors: Kayla A. Mundy, Nigel E. Raine

Genotyping-by-sequencing and its application to asparagus (breeding program)
Gurleen Sidhu, University of Guelph
Authors: Gurleen Sidhu and Dr. David Wolyn

The effect of environmental stressors on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug overwintering physiology
John Ciancio, University of Western Ontario
Authors: John Ciancio, Dr. Brent Sinclair and Dr. Tara Gariepy

Food Crops as Habitat for Insects - Assessing the Biodiversity and Density of Flower Visitors
Katherine Fisher, 1. Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University; 2. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
Authors: Katherine Fisher 1, D. Susan Willis Chan 2, Melanie Vile 1, Nigel E. Raine 2

Ontario Yellow European Plums and their Market Avenues
Andrea DiNardo, University of Guelph
Andrea DiNardo, Jayasankar Subramanian, Ashutosh Singh

Better Berries; Improvement of strawberry post-harvest shelf life using hexanal vapour
Rob Brandt, University of Guelph
Authors: R. Brandt J. Subramanian, G. Paliyath, J. MacKenzie and J. Alan Sullivan

Remain calm and carrot on: Improving carrot weevil management
Alexandra Stinson and Dillon Muldoon, University of Guelph
Authors: Dillon Muldoon, Aleaxandra Stinson, Mary Ruth McDonald, and C. Scott-Dupree

Is it worth it? Mycorrhizae on vegetable crops
Umbrin Ilyas, University of Guelph
Authors: Umbrim Ilyas, Mary Ruth McDonald, Lindsey J. du Toit and M. N. Raizada

Application of light emitting diodes in the post-harvest management of Ontario tender fruits
Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu, University of Guelph
Authors: Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu, Christopher M. Collier, Ashutosh Singh

Mechanism of adaptation of two-spotted spider mites to mustard plants: what we should know to control spider mites
Golnaz Salehipour-shirazi, Western University
Authors: Golnaz Salehipour-shirazi, Kristie Bruinsma, Vojislava Grbic

The Diversity and Abundance of Wild Bees in Fall Raspberries, in Southern Ontario
Eden Gerner, University of Guelph
Authors: Eden Gerner, Hannah Fraser, Dr. Nigel Raine

Changes in the volatile composition of nectarines due to pre-harvest hexanal application to enhance shelf life
Shanthanu Krishna Kumar, University of Guelph
Authors: Shanthanu Krishna Kumar, Thomas Hern, David Liscombe, Alan J. Sullivan, Gopinadhan Paliyath and Jayasankar Subramanian

Fruit retention and shelf life extension due to hexanal application in fruit crops
Karthika Sriskantharajah, University of Guelph
Authors: Karthika Sriskantharajah, Alan Sullivan and Jayasankar Subramanian

Grapevine Clone and Rootstock Effects on Fruit and Wine Quality
Andrea Barker, Brock University
Authors: Andrea Barker, Jim Willwerth, Debbie Inglis

What controls stem and bulb nematode in garlic?
Lilieth Ives, University of Guelph
Authors: Michael Celetti, Katerina Jordan and Mary Ruth McDonald

Timing is everything: forecasting leaf curl on celery
Stephen Reynolds, University of Guelph
Authors: S. Reynolds, Michael Celetti, Katerina Jordan, Mary Ruth McDonald

The impact of growing season on cold acclimation of Riesling and Sauvignon blanc clones
Andréanne Hébert-Haché, Brock University
Authors: Andréanne Hébert-Haché, James J. Willwerth, Debbie Inglis

Survey of late Season and Postharvest Pests of Specialty Crops in Ontario
Sam Wilson, University of Guelph
Authors: Sam Wilson, Katerina Jordan, Cathy Bakker, Evan Elford, Jim Todd, Sean Westerveld, Melanie Filotas

UAV/UAS Remote Sensing in Precision Viticulture
Neal Pilger, University of Guelph - Geography
Authors: Neal Pilger, Jennifer M. Pegg

Why do farmers decide to pursue different practices for maintaining soil health?
Lydia Collas, Brock University
Author: Lydia Collas

Utilization of remote sensing technologies to map zonal variability in Riesling vineyards
Briann Dorin, Brock University
Authors: Briann Dorin, Andrew G. Reynolds, Hyun-Suk Lee, Ralph Brown, Marilyne Jollineau, Adam Shemrock, Marnie Crombleholme, Emilie Jobin Poirier, Wei Zheng, Maxime Gasnier

Mitigation of fruit drop, bitter pit and prolonging of postharvest shelf life in 'Honeycrisp' apples using hexanal
Erika DeBrouwer, University of Guelph
Authors: Erika DeBrouwer, Dr. Alan Sullivan and Dr. Jay Subramanian

Evaluating Routes of Exposure for the Squash Bee, an Important Pollinator of Squash and Pumpkin Crops in Ontario
D. Susan Willis Chan, University of Guelph
Authors: D. Susan Willis Chan, Beatrice J. Chan, Nigel E. Raine

Time for concern? Brown marmorated stink bug distribution and reproduction in Ontario
Kevin Scaife, University of Guelph
Authors: Kevin Scaife, Andrew Frewin, Hannah Fraser, and Cynthia Scott-Dupree

Optimization of hexanal concentration to develop nanomatrix for extending shelf life of fruits
Syndhiya Ranjan, University of Guelph
Authors: Syndhiya Ranjan, Gopinadhan Paliyath, Loong-tak Lim and Jayasankar Subramanian

Juice attributes of apple cultivars grown for hard cider
Derek Plotkowski, University of Guelph
Author: Derek Plotkowski

Comparing apples and oranges (and blueberries and grapes): fruit type affects the efficacy of cold treatment used to control Drosophila suzukii
Yanira Jiménez Padilla, Western University
Authors: Y. Jimenez Padilla, L.V. Ferguson, B.J. Sinclair

It's a Trap! But is it sticky enough to catch pepper weevils?
Cassandra Russell, University of Guelph
Authors: Cassandra Russell, Rebecca H. Hallett

Development of a Novel food product from Ontario peaches
Arshdeep Singh Brar, University of Guelph
Authors: Arshdeep Singh Brar, Ashutosh Singh


Changes in behaviour of carrot weevil larvae in Ontario
Mary Ruth McDonald 1, Zach Telfer 1, Jason Lemay 1, and Cynthia Scott-Dupree 2
1. Dept. of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph; 2. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Evidence of a second generation of carrot weevil in Ontario
Zach Telfer 1, Mary Ruth McDonald 1, and Cynthia Scott-Dupree 2
1. Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph; 2. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Integrated pest management of muck vegetable crops in the Holland Marsh, Ontario
Zachariah Telfer and Mary Ruth McDonald
Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph

The 2017 Late Blight Outbreak: What Happened and What Do We Do?
R.D. Peters 1, K.I. Al-Mughrabi 2, F. Daayf 3, A. MacPhail 1, and L.M. Kawchuk 4.
1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, PE, Canada; 2. Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Wicklow, NB; 3. University of Manitoba; 4. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB

Tannin Alert: Making Pinot noir wine based on skin and seed tannin concentrations
Belinda Kemp, Fei Wang, Tony Wang, Steve Trussler, Margaret Thibodeau and Debbie Inglis
Brock University

Cipra-2017 Software for Integrated Crop and Pest Management in Eastern Canada
Gaétan Bourgeois, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
Authors: Gaetan Bourgeois1, Dominique Plouffe1, Nathalie Beaudry1, Danielle Choquette1, René Audet2, and Gérald Chouinard3
1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC; 2. Agriculture Agri-Food Canada, Québec, QC; 3. Institut de recherche et développement en agroenvironnement, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC

Impact of preharvest weather conditions on the incidence of many apple fruit storage disorders
Gaétan Bourgeois, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
Authors: Gaétan Bourgeois1, Jennifer R. DeEll2, Dominique Plouffe1, Maude Lachapelle1, Marie-Pier Ricard1, Virginie Grégoire1, Cyrille Viens1, and Antoine Plourde-Rouleau1
1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC; 2. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Fresh Market Quality Program, Simcoe, ON

Efficacy of insecticides for management of brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in Ontario
Angela Gradish 1, Kevin Scaife 1, Hannah Fraser 2, and Cynthia Scott-Dupree 1
1. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph; 2. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Developing new Sweet Potato varieties
Valerio Primomo, David Liscombe, Amy Bowen, Rosalie Zielinski-Lawrence, Amy Blake, Michael Pavone, Denise Hostrawser
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

The changing face of clubroot in Ontario
Fadi Al-Daoud 1, Meghan Moran 2, Travis Cranmer 2, Bruce Gossen 3, Albert Tenuta 2, Mary Ruth McDonald 1
1. University of Guelph; 2. OMAFRA; 3. AAFC

Spray coverage in carrot, onion and potato
Dennis Van Dyk and Jason Deveau
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Developing a sustainable insect pest management system by manipulating plant volatile emissions
Hughes, S., Scott, I., Bernards, M., & Hannoufa, A.

Modifying the expression of plant volatiles to affect the behaviour of greenhouse whitefly
Scott, I., Caceres, L., Challa, S., Hannoufa, A.

Assessment of transmission pathways for the presence of Cucumber downy mildew pathogen, Pseudoperonospora cubensis
Asifa Munawar, Cathy Bakker, Cara McCreary and Katerina Jordan
(AM, CB, KJ) Department of Plant Agriculture, Simcoe Research Station, University of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario
(CM) Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs, Harrow Research Station, Harrow, Ontario

Incidence and management of hop downy mildew in Ontario in 2016 and 2017
A. Munawar, M. Filotas, C. Bakker AND K. S . Jordan
(A.M., C.B and K.S.J) Department of Plant Agriculture, Simcoe Research Station, University of Guelph, Simcoe, Ontario
and (M.F.) Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y 4N5, Canada.

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