Fruit & Vegetable Magazine

AgAnnex Talks
Conversations from OFVC 2024

May 24, 2024
By Fruit & Vegetable


Niagara Falls might not be the obvious venue for a late February trip, but each year Ontario’s fruit and vegetable industry converges on the tourist hotspot for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC). Featuring a plethora of educational sessions, craft cider and beer competitions, a lively trade show, and much more, OFVC is the event for those looking for the latest, top-of-mind topics in fruit and vegetable production. One thing the pandemic put into perspective was the value of conversations held at events like this. Whether at a booth, between sessions, or during happy hour, having a casual chat is a great way to learn what other people in the industry are thinking, considering, or trying.

In this episode of AgAnnex Talks, Fruit & Vegetable editor Alex Barnard speaks with:

  • Amanda Tracey, vegetable crop specialist for tomato, pepper, eggplant, sugarbeet and table beets, OMAFRA, about how grower concerns drive session topics at OFVC, as well as Phytophthora capsici;
  • Ray Janssen, Eastern Canada sales representative, Gowan Canada, about the company’s latest miticide, Magister;
  • Nicole De Long, director of business and client development, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, about the newly licensed HW624 pear and the Centre’s partnership with the Greenhouse Technology Network;
  • Rita Sterne, project manager, Greenhouse Technology Network, about the GTN and the role it plays in bringing new technologies to growers.

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