Date: Mar. 12, 2014
Location: Grimsby, ON

Postponded until April 8, 2014

due to Inclement Weather Conditions!


OIA Niagara Branch & Hamilton Branch Joint Meeting

Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

Grimsby, ON


Date: Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

Location: Casablanca Winery Inn (4 Windward Drive, Grimsby  MAP)

Guest Speaker: Ryan Brewster, A.Ag., B.Sc. (Ker Crop Management Services (KCMS))

Ryan is a B.Sc. graduate of Brock University with a degree in Biology, an Articling Agrologist, member of the Niagara Branch of OIA and Field Service Manager with KCMS.  Currently Ryan is working with grape and tender fruit growers monitoring bud hardiness and winter injury.  His duties with KCMS include hiring and training seasonal staff, identifying pest presence and associated damage, creating geo-referenced vineyard and orchard maps, coordinating research projects and data collection/analysis. Recently, he has been working on wind machine effectiveness in reducing winter injury of specific crops, creating a GPS-based pest monitoring protocol and tracking MALB populations in Niagara vineyards.

Topic: Research into Grape and Tender Fruit Bud Hardiness and Survival

Networking: 5:30 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Program: 7:00 pm

Cost: $30 inclusive + cash bar

All interested guests welcome.

Please confirm attendance and indicate any dietary restrictions by Thursday, Mar. 6 to Neil Miles, P.Ag. Sr. Dist. by email at or by phone at 905-687-6964.




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