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How Weather Stations Decision Support Tools Can Affect You and Your Farm

Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
March 2, 2022

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Michelle Cortens

902-679-7908

mcortens@perennia.ca

How Weather Stations Decision Support Tools Can Affect You and Your Farm

Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
March 2, 2022

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Farming in a Humid Year – Part of Perennia’s “Getting into the Weeds” Seminar Series. Join us as we take a deep dive into agricultural production targeting moving the industry forward.


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How Weather Stations Decision Support Tools Can Affect You and Your Farm

Decisions, decisions… so many decisions in farming. Join us to learn about the effect that pest forecast models have had on growers to help with their decision making. Learn from Dan Olmstead who is leading a network of grower-owned stations and has learned how the eastern United States is using these tools and the benefits that growers have realized from their adoption. Whether or not you have adopted pest forecast tools, come and learn how to better control pests, reduce the number of sprays, and the economic benefits of the forecasting approach. Use the power of these tools to make your decisions easier.

The session is NS Environment course number T2123 is worth 1.0 point in Pest Management

Speaker: Dan Olmstead

Dan Olmstead is the Coordinator of an online decision aide system called the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA: newa.cornell.edu). He maintains this network of grower-owned weather stations throughout the eastern United States. Dan works with researchers and growers to develop insect and plant disease digital forecasting tools for real time agricultural management decisions.

Moderator(s): Michelle Cortens, Tree Fruit Specialist and Hugh Lyu, Wild Blueberry Specialist


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Cost: Free

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Michelle Cortens
Tree Fruit Specialist 
902-679-7908
mcortens@perennia.ca

Hugh Lyu
Wild Blueberry Specialist
902-890-0472
hlyu@perennia.ca