The Protected Agriculture Stewardship Standards are new on the block and apply to any crops grown in structures such as greenhouses, shade houses, hoop houses, high tunnels, containers and warehouses. These standards were established to assist protected producers in the identification and mitigation of risks associated with the application of conventional and biological pest control products. With the implementation of these standards starting January 1, 2024, there is not much time to get things sorted.
Join Perennia’s Protected Crop Specialist and a representative from CropLife for a session dedicated to answering your questions about these new standards! Questions submitted beforehand or live during the event will be addressed to provide clarity on the new standards and how they affect your farm.
Justine Taylor, Executive Director, Stewardship & Sustainability
Dr. Justine Taylor is the executive director of stewardship and sustainability for CropLife Canada. In this role Justine supports both industry stewardship efforts as the executive director of the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association and contributes to the larger sustainability efforts of Canada’s plant science sector. Justine comes to this role after nearly 10 years in the greenhouse sector covering science and government relations issues for the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. A keen supporter of collaboration, Justine contributes to several cross-sectoral initiatives and sits on several local volunteer boards in her home town of Windsor, Ontario. Justine holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta with a focus on analytical chemistry.
Perennia’s Protected Crop Specialist
Talia’s role at Perennia provides support for protected crop production across the province. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 2015 and spent the following five years working at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. She was able to gain experience in plant pathology, breeding and production. She joined the Agri-Services team in June 2020 and has spent the last few years understanding the scope of protected production here in Nova Scotia. Talia is excited to continue to strengthen the resource bank, knowledgebase and community surrounding protected production across the province.
November 22, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM