The annual Southwest Diagnostic Days (SWCDD) has been a huge success for over 25 years because of the commitment from participants, sponsors, speakers and volunteers. COVID-19 has created many unique challenges and the safety of all those involved is of foremost concern. Although the in-field SWCDD event has been cancelled, the OMAFRA field crop team is combining SWCDD, Elora Crop Diagnostic Day and Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day (Winchester) into a new provincial diagnostic video series in partnership with RealAgriculture and our sponsors.
This OMAFRA Ontario Virtual Diagnostic Days Series will consist of a 1 hour episode every two weeks starting Wednesday, July 15 through October 21, 2020. Each episode will highlight a general field crop agronomic theme and will be available at RealAgriculture.com (schedule and themes below). All episodes can be viewed any time as well as a podcast.
Historically, these in-person diagnostic days have provided some of the best opportunities for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) to acquire a broad range of Continuing Education Credits (CEU). Certified Crop Advisors will be able to collect 8 CEU by registering for the event. Registration is a requirement so we can process CEU credit requests. New this year, support from Grain Farmers of Ontario will sponsor all GFO members to participate free of charge in this innovative diagnostic and management series.