Intelligent Sprayer Workshop For Intelligent Nursery Growers – August 15

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Attention all Commercial Wholesale Nursery Growers!

If a new sprayer design could reduce crop protection inputs by 70 per cent, would you be interested? That’s the hook for an “intelligent” sprayer demonstration day to be held in St. Catharines, Ontario on August 15.  Dr. Heping Zhu, well known for his extension work at Ohio State University and associate Randy Zondag will be sharing their latest research with real-life crops.

For an example, see the video at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/uploads/files/Willoway.WMV

“While initially targeted to nursery crops, the agenda will be of interest to tender fruit and grape growers as well,” says Jason Deveau, OMAF and MRA Application Technology Specialist. “This sprayer uses sensor technology to spray only where there is a target.”

The researchers will be demonstrating best practices in nursery spray application, including how to diagnose coverage and how to optimize label rates so each plant receives the same dose. Jason Deveau and Jen Llewellyn will be there to provide updates on research trials and best management practices for controlling diseases and insects. 

The event, including lunch, will be hosted at J.C. Bakker and Sons Ltd, 1360 Third Street, St Catharines from 9 am to 4 pm.  (August 16 is the rain date). 

 Register by August 1 with kpugliese@landscapeontario.com.  Attendance is by RSVP only. 

 Check out the registration form at:

http://www.horttrades.com/intelligent-sprayer-demo-day-for-nursery-crops

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops
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