Upcoming Perennia Events in Winter 2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Save the date and register early for the following upcoming events. 

(Please note that Michelle Cortens will be out of office and attending the International Fruit Tree Association Annual Conference in Yakima, Washington until February 20.)

Webinar Series: 

Agriculture Resiliency - Growing after a Challenging Year

Nutrient Uptake in Adverse Weather Conditions
February 8, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Pesticide Tank Mix: How to Get it Right
February 15, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Practical Use of Weather Stations in Agricultural Production
February 20, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Cultural Practices to Improve Disease Control
February 21, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Pesticide Information Impacting Horticulture and Field Crops

March 5, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Register now on our website.

During this annual session, crop specialists will discuss pesticide products that are being discontinued, announce new use patterns, and share new products that are registered. They will also discuss how to improve management with tips on integrated pest management. They cover all of this information to highlight important changes that growers should be aware of going into a new spray season. 

This webinar is a complement to the pesticide product guides that Perennia publishes each year for crops. The focal crops during the session are apples, wild blueberries, cranberries, vegetables, berries, cannabis, and field crops.

Pesticide Information Impacting Horticulture and Field Crops is NS Environment course T2417 and is worth 1.0 point in Pest Management. You must attend the entire session to receive points.

We're Rooting for You: Insights from the Field on Nematodes and Soil Health

March 7, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Berwick Fire Hall, 300 Commercial Street, Berwick
Registration coming soon - SAVE THE DATE

Perennia specialists have completed a multi-year project in horticulture crops to better understand the presence of parasitic nematodes and to inform your management practices. Join us on Thursday, March 7, as we share the key project findings and hear from guest experts. Topics will include: 
  • Regional results about the primary plant parasitic nematode types and their distribution 
  • Efficacy of pre-plant and post-plant strategies, including cover crops and nematicides (focusing on orchard trials)
  • Insights into nematode population fluctuations observed throughout the growing season and tips for taking effective samples 
  • More on nematodes and soil health from guest experts 

Join us on March 7 at the Berwick Fire Hall for a free day of learning about integrated approaches to managing nematodes. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Agenda to be determined. Speakers will include Michelle Cortens (Tree Fruit Specialist, Perennia), Matthew Peill (Molecular Biologist, Perennia), Caitlin McCavour (Soil Specialist, Perennia), Dr. Tom Forge (Nematologist, AAFC), Dr. Aaron Mills (AAFC) and more.

Introducing Perennia's Online Pest Management Guides

March 26, 2024
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Register now on our website.

Perennia has created an online pest guide to streamline your pesticide selection process and help you access information more easily. Join us on March 26  as we show you how to maximize its usefulness to your farm. Some of our 2024 updates include: 
  • A mobile friendly format so you can access it in the field 
  • Filters and searches to quickly find answers to your questions 
  • Sort functions to target categories of interest (REI, PHI, etc) 
  • Faster update times and more resources to help you 
 Join our presenter Michelle Cortens to learn how we can help you optimize your pest control options through this new tool.

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