Last chance to register for convention on nematodes and soil health

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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

Tomorrow is the last day to register. Lunch and refreshments are provided and 1.0 pesticide point is available. Hope to see you there, in person!

Thursday, March 7, 2024
In-person at the Berwick Fire Hall, 300 Commercial Street, Berwick 
Register now on our website (please register by Feb 28)




Soil Health Dr. Aaron Mills, Research Scientist, AAFC 



The Underlying Issues: Soil Health and its on-farm Application Caitlin McCavour, Soil Specialist, Perennia   



Nutrition Break 


Plant Parasitic Nematodes of Nova Scotia Matthew Peill, Molecular Biologist, Perennia 





Developing Knowledge-Based Strategies in Apple Orchards to Manage NematodesMichelle CortensTree Fruit Specialist, Perennia  


Nutrition Break 


Ecology and Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Dr. Tom Forge, Soil Ecologist/Nematologist  



Closing Remarks  

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.

The presentation "Perennia: Developing knowledge-based strategies in apple orchards to manage nematodes" from 1 PM to 2 PM is NS Environment and Climate Change (ECC) course T2427 and is worth 1.0 point in Pest Management. You must attend the entire session to receive points.

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