2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days on RealAgriculture.com
COVID-19 has created many unique challenges and the safety of all those involved is of foremost concern. Although the in-field SWCDD event has been cancelled, the OMAFRA field crop team is combining SWCDD, Elora Crop Diagnostic Day and Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day (Winchester) into a new provincial diagnostic video series in partnership with RealAgriculture and our sponsors.
This Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days Series will consist of a 1 hour episode every two weeks starting Wednesday, July 15 through October 21, 2020 Each episode will highlight a general field crop agronomic theme and will be available at RealAgriculture.com (schedule and themes below). All episodes can be viewed any time as well as a podcast.
Historically, these in-person diagnostic days have provided some of the best opportunities for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) to acquire a broad range of Continuing Education Credits (CEU). Certified Crop Advisors will be able to collect 8 CEU by registering for the event. Registration is a requirement so we can process CEU credit requests.
New this year, all Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members can participate in this innovative diagnostic and management series free of charge, thanks to the sponsorship of Grain Farmers of Ontario.
- $100 (includes HST) for 8 CEU credits. A receipt/confirmation email will be provided
- FREE for Grain Farmers of Ontario members not seeking CEU credits.
- Registration link: Ridgetown College Business Development Centre
Program Themes and Schedule on RealAgriculture.com* :
|Episode Number||Available Date and Time||Primary Theme|
|SERIES LAUNCH||July 15, 2020 3 pm EST (RealAg LIVE!) Realagricluture.com||Soybean and Corn Management|
|Episode 2||July 29, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Insect/Disease Management|
|Episode 3||August 12, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Weed Management|
|Episode 4||August 26, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Soil Snippets!|
|Episode 5||September 9, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Growth Staging and Crop Management|
|Episode 6||September 23, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Sprayer Application|
|Episode 7||October 7, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Agronomy Hot Topics including long term fertility and rotation studies|
|Episode 8||October 21, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.com||Grab-all/Diagnostic Challenge|
*All episodes and podcasts can be viewed at any time on RealAgriculture.com
Thank you for your support and please be safe!
Albert Tenuta, OMAFRA, Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days
Ian McDonald, OMAFRA, Elora Crop Diagnostic Days
Sebastian Belliard, OMAFRA, Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day