Upcoming Events for Professional Development

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Virtual event opportunities are rolling in faster than ever! In this post, I've put together a summary of the opportunities in order of event date. Also, at any time you can visit the events calendar on the tree fruit blog.

Perennia/Prospect Agri-Services - Canada Gap Webinars

Feb 15, Feb 17-18 and Feb 21-22

CanadaGAP is a GFSI-recognized food safety program developed to promote Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable suppliers. CanadaGAP have released version 9.0 of the Food Safety Manuals which took effect on April 1, 2021 for certification purpose. Perennia is partnering with Kim Best from Prospect Agri-Services to offer three virtual CanadaGAP training webinars outlining these new updates. For more information and to register visit the registration page on our website.

Apple Root2Fruit Webinar on Rootstock & Nutrition

March 1, 2022 from 12 PM to 5 PM (Atlantic)

This free webinar will provide an opportunity to learn new findings on rootstock and nutrition for managing ‘Honeycrisp’ and other high value varieties in the Pacific Northwest and Eastern U.S. It will focus on the new advances in nutrition and rootstock research and the applications of new designer rootstocks suited for specific climates, soils, cultivars, and planting systems in the U.S. This webinar is facilitated by the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program and the CCE Eastern NY Commercial Fruit Program. To register, visit the Cornell registration page.

Perennia Webinar: How Weather Station Decision Support Tools Can Affect You and Your Farm

March 2, 2022 from 1 PM to 2 PM (Atlantic)

Decisions, decisions… so many decisions in farming. Join us to learn about the effect that pest forecast models have had on growers to help with their decision making. Learn from Dan Olmstead who is leading a network of grower-owned stations called NEWA and has learned how the eastern United States is using these tools and the benefits that growers have realized from their adoption. Whether or not you have adopted pest forecast tools, come and learn how to better control pests, reduce the number of sprays, and the economic benefits of the forecasting approach. Use the power of these tools to make your decisions easier. The session is NS Environment course number T2123 is worth 1.0 point in Pest Management. For more information and to register visit the registration page on our website.

Perennia Webinar: Below the Surface - What else is your soil test report telling you?

March 3, 2022 from 2 PM to 3 PM (Atlantic)

We all read soil reports, but what do some results like CEC and base saturation actually mean for your management practices? Join us to learn more about soils and how to use soil reports to their full extent in tree fruit. Our speaker is Caitlin McCavour, Perennia’s soil specialist who is ready to dig deep to support the tree fruit sector. Through her education, she has gained experience in soil chemistry, soil microbiology and nutrient management. Caitlin also has experience in the field, conducting research in agriculture, wetland ecology and forestry. For more information and to register visit the registration page on our website.

Perennia Webinar: Product Registration Changes Impacting Horticulture - Q&A with Perennia Specialists

March 22, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM

Every year, horticulture is impacted when pesticide products are cancelled or when labels are updated to include amendments to use patterns. Join us to learn updates from our seven Perennia specialists who are here to support you in the horticulture sector. The focal crops during the session are apples, wild blueberries, cranberries, vegetables, berries, and cannabis. Each specialist will bring information on products that are relevant to their sector. In this conversational style webinar, we’ll answer frequently asked questions and live questions that you submit. The webinar is NS Environment course number T2105 March 22, 2022 is worth 1.0 point in Labeling category. For more information and to register visit the registration page on our website.

2022 Nova Scotia Minister's Webinar Series and Conference for Agriculture: Building an Innovative Future

February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 6

(The 2022 Nova Scotia Minister’s in person Conference for Agriculture will be held November 3-4, 2022.)

The 2022 Ministers Conference for Agriculture invites you to participate in Building an Innovative Future for Agriculture. Climate change, COVID 19, market trends, regulatory environments and the evolving role of technology are shaping the way producers and agri-food companies do business, and this year’s conference will explore how industry, government, and next generation thinkers in agriculture can work together to embrace change and cultivate success. For more information and to register visit the event page on our website.

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