SESSION SCHEDULE DAY 2

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4Rs NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP FOR VEGETABLES | APPLES | BUSINESS I | BUSINESS II | FMO NETWORKING SYMPOSIUM | FOOD SAFETY | GRAPE | ONTARIO FARM FRESH | NEMATODE MANAGEMENT | SOIL PEST MANAGEMENT | SPECIALTY BERRIES | SPECIALTY TREE FRUIT AND NUTS | TENDER FRUIT | VEGETABLES - SWEET CORN

Session Room Map

4Rs NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP FOR VEGETABLES
Room 201-202 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Christoph Kessel, OMAFRA

2:00 Why all the Hype about 4Rs?
Amanda Giamberardino, Fertilizer Canada

2:30 Getting the 4Rs on the Ground
Travis Clarke, Holmes Agro; Joseph Tomecek, Tomecek Agronomy Services

3:00 Making 4Rs Work at Lycoland Farms Ltd.
Dave Epp, Lycoland Farms Ltd.

3:30 4Rs & Making it Happen on Your Farm: Panel Discussion 
Travis Clarke, Holmes Agro; Joseph Tomecek, Tomecek Agronomy Service; Dave Epp, Lycoland Farms Ltd.; Christoph Kessel, OMAFRA

APPLES
Ballroom A (Main Floor)
Chair: Amanda Green, OMAFRA

Sponsor

9:30 Drought 2016: What Next?
Dr. Michele Warmund, University of Missouri, USA

10:00 The Usual Suspects: A Reprise by San Jose Scale and Woolly Apple Aphid
Dr. Art Agnello, Cornell University, USA

10:30 Storage Options for Honeycrisp, Our Most Difficult Apple
Dr. Randy Beaudry, Michigan State University, USA

11:00 Panel: How to Manage Thinning Programs with New Carbaryl Label Changes 
Sean Bartlett, N.M. Bartlett Inc.; Zac Farmer, Watson Farms Ltd.; and Charles Stevens, Wilmot Orchards

Afternoon Chair: Kristy Grigg-McGuffin, OMAFRA
Sponsor

2:00 Options for Thinning Apples without Carbaryl
Dr. John Cline, University of Guelph

2:30 Pushing Low Oxygen to its Limit with Dynamic CA Storage
Dr. Randy Beaudry, Michigan State University, USA

3:00 Fire Blight Management in Ontario: Knowledge Based Decisions and Solutions
Dr. Antonet Svircev, AAFC

3:30 The Growth Debate: Using Apogee in Young and Old Orchards
Dr. Julia Reekie, AAFC

BUSINESS I
Room 204 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Rob Wagner, OMAFRA

Sponsored by:

9:30 Projects, Programs and Paperwork!
Margaret May, OSCIA

10:00 Ag Labour: An OHSA Update for Safer Workplaces
Dean Anderson, WSPS

10:30 Management Matters: How to Make Dollars and Sense of Farm Business Planning
Ashley Honsberger, AMI

11:00 Boost Profitability with LEANFarm Management
Garth Baxter, Synthesis Agri-Food Network

BUSINESS II
Room 204 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Erica Pate, OMAFRA

Sponsor

2:00 Accessing the SR&ED Tax Credit Program
Martha Oner, Grant Thornton

2:30 Accounting and Income Tax Update
Rick Wismer, MNP

3:00 ERP Business Management Tools – Innovation Best Practices
Kevin Hollis, Shea Business Solutions

3:30 Changing Landscape of Agricultural Labour
Ken Linington, Flowers Canada (Ontario)

FMO NETWORKING SYMPOSIUM
Ballroom D (Main Floor)
Chair: Jay Howell, FMO

9:30 - 12:00 Community: Engagement = Support
> Customer Loyalty Programs
> Building Successful, Sustainable Partnerships and Sponsorships

Customers: How to Attract Them
Michelle Wolf, Whole Green Heart, Nova Scotia

2:00 Foodland Ontario Update
Barb Smith, Foodland Ontario

2:30-4:00 Cross Province Market Tour: What's Working Well in Markets throughout Ontario
Ted Smith, Gore Bay Farmers' Market; Alix Aitken, Cambridge Farmers' Market

FOOD SAFETY
Room 206 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Colleen Haskins, OMAFRA

2:00 Listeria monocytogenes and Produce... an Emerging Concern?
Paul Bailey, OMAFRA

2:30 A Growers Guide to Understanding and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Contamination Risks in the...
> 2:30 Pre-harvest Environment
> 3:00 Post-harvest Environment

Dr. Laura Strawn, Virginia Tech, USA

3:30 Adding Value to Value Added: A Proactive Approach to Food Safety
Paul Moyer, Moyer's Apple Products Ltd.

GRAPE
Room 207-208 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Kathryn Carter, OMAFRA

Sponsor

9:30 How Growing Seasons Can Impact Vine Hardiness. Did the Dry Season of 2016 Affect Cold Acclimation?
Dr. Jim Willwerth, CCOVI, Brock University

10:00 Impact of Drought on Wine Grapes
Dr. Mark Matthews, University of California Davis, USA

10:30 Under-Vine Cover Crops to Reduce Herbicide Use in Winegrape Vineyards
Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University, USA

11:00 Water Infiltration in Soil
Deanna Nemeth and Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA

Afternoon Chair: Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA
Sponsor

2:00 Update on Northern Grape Program
Dr. Tim Martinson, Cornell University, USA

2:30 Are Mealybugs Bugging You?
Dr. Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA

3:00 Best Management Practices for Red Blotch
Dr. Marc Fuchs, Cornell University, USA

3:30 Effects of Leaf Removal on Sparkling and Still Wines for Pinot Noir
Dr. Jim Willwerth and Dr. Belinda Kemp, CCOVI, Brock University

NEMATODE MANAGEMENT
Room 203 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Michael Celetti, OMAFRA

2:00 Symptoms and Management of Nematode Damage in Vegetables and Small Fruits
Dr. Guy Belair, AAFC

2:30 The Potential for Managing Plant-Parasitic Nematodes with Cover Crops
Dr. Tom Forge, AAFC

3:00 Velum Prime: A New Tool for Nematode Management
Andrew Dornan, Bayer Crop Science

3:30 Where Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Inhabit the Soil Profile and How to Sample for Them
Michael Celetti, OMAFRA

ONTARIO FARM FRESH
Ballroom B (Main Floor)
Chair: Leslie Forsythe, Forsythe Family Farm

9:30 Staying Ahead of the Curve with New Ideas
Will Heeman, Heeman's Greenhouses and Market

10:00 How to Staff UP with Motivated Millenials
Benjamin Guth, Mobilize

10:30 On-Farm Markets Quebec Style, Bus Tour Debrief
Colin Campbell, Campbell's Orchards

11:30 Making Informed Decisions on the Fly
Brian Bates, Bear Creek Organic Farm, USA

2:00 Make Your Farm More Efficient Using Lean
Garth Baxter, Synthesis Agri-Food Network

2:30-3:30 Thinking Outside the Barn
Jim Forsythe, Forsythe Family Farms; Brian Bates, Bear Creek Organic Farm, USA; Jan Schooley, Apple Hill Lavender

SOIL PEST MANAGEMENT
Room 203 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Amy Fang Shi, OGGA

9:30 Soil Fumigation - Benefits and Limitations
Dr. Sean Westerveld, OMAFRA

10:00 Can Pre-Plant Incorporation of Organic Amendments Suppress Plant-Parasitic Nematodes and Root Diseases?
Dr. Tom Forge, AAFC

10:30 Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Integrated Soil-Borne Pest Management in Horticultural Crops
Dr. Joji Muramoto, University of California, USA

11:00 Soil Fumigation and Sustainable Soil Management: What are the Impacts on Biological Soil Health?
Dr. Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas, USA

SPECIALTY BERRIES
Room 205 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Evan Elford, OMAFRA

9:30 Haskap: Growing and Processing Tips
Dr. Bob Bors, University of Saskatchewan

10:00 Growing Seabuckthorn in Ontario
Dr. Jim Todd, OMAFRA

10:30 Aronia - Finding Higher Value
John Pilcher, Coldbrook Farm, USA

11:00 Haskap Types and Varieties
Dr. Bob Bors, University of Saskatchewan

SPECIALTY TREE FRUIT AND NUTS
Room 205 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Todd Leuty, OMAFRA

2:00 Pawpaw-sibilities: Production Basics for the Best Fruit You've Probably Never Tasted
Evan Elford, OMAFRA

2:30 Hazelnut Cultivars, Suitability, and Annual Yields
Dr. Toktam Taghavi, University of Guelph

3:00 Selecting Appropriate Tree Nut Cultivars and Orchard Design for Optimum Cross-Pollination and Yield
Linda Grimo, Grimo Nut Nursery

3:30 Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, Storage and Food Safet for Tree Nuts
Todd Leuty, OMAFRA

TENDER FRUIT
Room 206 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Ryan Brewster, KCMS

Sponsor

9:30 Peach Festival Consumer Insights of White Peaches
Dr. Amy Bowen, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

10:00 Making the Most of Rainfall in Orchards – A Water Infiltration Demonstration
Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA

10:30 Micro Irrigation for Peach Growers
Inge Bisconer, The Toro Company, USA

11:00 Chemical Thinning of 'Bosc' and 'Harovin Sundown' (Cold SnapTM) Pears
Dr. John Cline, University of Guelph

VEGETABLES - SWEET CORN
Room 201-202 (2nd Floor)
Chair: Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA

Sponsor

9:30 Growing Sweet Corn in the Great Lakes Basin – How to Manage Phosphorus
Deanna Nemeth, OMAFRA

10:00 Cover Crops, Healthy Soils and More
Dr. Laura Van Eerd, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

10:30 Farm Gate Marketing
Erica Pate, OMAFRA

11:00 Making Integrated Pest Management Work
Deb Maes, Sylvite; Kirk Patterson, Scotland Agromart; Jason Van Maanen, Veritas