REMINDER TO REGISTER: Webinar on Battling Botrytis THIS THURSDAY

Every year, factors like increased cloud cover, rain, poor ventilation, and lack of accessible chemicals can leave growers struggling to control Botrytis cinerea (otherwise known as grey mould) in their crops. Our next GrowON webinar speaker has spent an entire PhD trying to bring you better solutions to an old problem: battling Botrytis.

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GrowON 2022 Webinar Series: Battling Botrytis in Covered Crops.

Every year, factors like increased cloud cover, rain, poor ventilation, and lack of accessible chemicals can leave growers struggling to control Botrytis cinerea (otherwise known as grey mould) in their crops. Our next GrowON webinar speaker has spent an entire PhD trying to bring you better solutions to an old problem: battling Botrytis.

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Meet the new Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA!

I am pleased to introduce Dr. Chevonne Carlow as the new Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA.  Chevonne takes over from Wayne Brown, who retired from the position in January.

Chevonne will be responsible for issues surrounding plant production and nutrition in floriculture.

Chevonne Blog Picture.jpgChevonne is currently putting the finishing touches on her PhD in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Guelph.  There,  she gained experience with greenhouse and controlled environment settings, and developed skills in investigating issues of plant production.  She also has a Master of Bioinformatics (Applied Plant Bioinformatics) from the University of Guelph.  Chevonne’s experience and strong communication skills will make her a valuable asset to our industry.

Chevonne will begin with OMAFRA on November 30, working out of  Vineland.  Please drop by and introduce yourself (Rm 204, VRIC Admin. Building – a.k.a. “Wayne’s old office”).