2020 Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days on

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 (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.     

Registration Fees:

Program Themes and Schedule on* :

Episode NumberAvailable Date and TimePrimary Theme
SERIES LAUNCHJuly 15, 2020 3 pm EST (RealAg LIVE!) Realagricluture.comSoybean and Corn Management 
Episode 2July 29, 2020 9 am EST  Insect/Disease Management 
Episode 3August 12, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.comWeed Management 
Episode 4August 26, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.comSoil Snippets! 
Episode 5September 9, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.comGrowth Staging and Crop          Management 
Episode 6September 23, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.comSprayer Application 
Episode 7October 7, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.comAgronomy Hot Topics including long   term fertility and rotation studies 
Episode 8October 21, 2020 9 am EST Realagriculture.comGrab-all/Diagnostic Challenge 

*All episodes and podcasts can be viewed at any time on

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