Upcoming workshop in Parrsboro

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cavendish Agri-Services is organising an event in Parrsboro again this year, See below for details.

Blueberry Producers Meeting

April 14, 2015 @ the Trinity United Church Hall


171 Queen Street, Parrsboro NS

9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Lunch to be provided *

9:15 am – Registration

*No charge for attendance however, pre-registration is required for meal booking purposes! Please call Emily or Margaret at 902-893- 6950 or Terry Prescott at
902-890-0132 by April 13, 2015 to pre-register!



Guest Speakers

9:30 am Bob Gestring – Nova Source

Topic : Sinbar – Product features & timing, importance of proper mixing

Convert – adjvant mixing aid.

10:00 a.m. Blair Fraser – BASF AgSolutions

Topic:  The Power of Pristine! Product features & timing.   Reviewing the label to best understand where and how to use this product to get the greatest advantage.

10:30 am Lorraine MacKinnon - Syngenta

Topic : New Products for Disease Management in Wild Blueberries. Importance of product safety, timing and following label rates for maximum performance.

11:00 am Dr. John Sutton – Plant Health Specialist, Ariss Ontario and Todd Mason – President of Endo Plant Health
Topic : Sclerotinia Berry Drop and Endoleaf . Overview on the active compound of Endoleaf and its practical importance to growers reviewing field data when applied as a spray to blueberry crops

11:45 am Dave Essery – UAP

Topic: UAP Canada Products for Wild Blueberry Production.  Highlighting product line up, importance of following label recommendations, product safety, timing and key features of each of the products

 12:15 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm Graham C. KemptonBayer Crop Science

Topic: Current and future products from Bayer Crop Science. Review of proper chemical jug cleaning, acceptable recycling and disposal methods of empty packages and containers.

1:30 pm Dr. Peter Kevan – University of Guelph is a pioneer in the research, development and innovation of the system and equipment for the deployment of biological control agents delivered by managed pollinators for the protection of crop plants from plant diseases and insect pests

Topic: Bee Vectoring. Could we be using pollinators to do much more for us than just pollinate

2:30 pm Sylvain Legault - Dupont

Topic : Dupont Product Update. Highlighting product line up for 2015, in particular weeds controlled by Velpar vs suppression only. Importance of timing and proper mixing for most effective control of problem weeds.

3:00 pm Michelle Hickey – NutriAg

Topic : Foliar Nutrition to Maximize Blueberry Yields. Focusing on the importance of foliar nutrient applications and key timing for blueberry plants so that their yield can be maximized

 3:30 pm Katherine Benedict – Cavendish Agri Services

Topic : Crop Life Canada – organizational role as it pertains to the growers voice of sound scientific representation in the industry. Grower safety programs, information sessions, dealer relations and recycling programs. Highlighting what clean farm is, the 4R nutrient stewardship program and the obsolete program for chemicals for fall 2015.

Collaborative research trials on farms with cooperating growers to test/showcase products and/or improve on production practices for enhancing profitable yields

Bring your pesticide licence for registering for pesticide points! **