Plant Agriculture cleans up in poster awards at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference


Congratulations to Plant Ag grad students Dennis Van Dyk, Travis Cranmer and Brian Collins who took the first, second and third place prizes for student posters at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention last week.

Dennis Van Dyk- 1st place
Poster Title: Evaluation of new non-fumigant nematicides for control of root-knot nematodes in Ontario
Authors: D.J. Van Dyk, K.S. Jordan, and M.R. McDonald

Travis Cranmer- 2nd Place
Poster Title: Reaction of Tillage Radish ( Raphanus sativus var. longioinnatus ) to Clubroot
Authors: T.J. Cranmer, B.D. Gossen, and M.R. McDonald

Brian Collins- 3rd place
Title: Identifying spinach cultivars with reduced susceptibility to Fusarium wilt.
Authors: B.D. Collins and M.R. McDonald

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers, primarily involved in the production of fruits and vegetables, from across Ontario, Canada and the United States. The 2-day convention was held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and featured a great lineup of horticultural experts, topical sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities.   

Speakers at the event from our department included Gale Bozzo, Mary Ruth McDonald, Adam Dale, Darren Robinson, Dennis Van Dyk and PhD student Jennifer Foster.

A strong representation of our department at Canada's Premier Horticultural Event!