AIM Local Workshops: Jan 12/13, 2021

Welcome to January, and welcome to “meeting season”…though it’s going to look a lot different this year than most!

We are moving ahead with AIM Local Workshop next week, unless there are any changes to public health regulations between now and then.

Our speaker will be Dr. Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill, weed scientist at AAFC in Charlottetown speaking about Weed Management.  Andrew is going to talk about his research into the effectiveness of different herbicides (and mixes) on common weeds here in PEI, herbicide resistance strategies, non-chemical weed control options, and answer all of your weed questions.  After the weedy year we had in 2020, I’m sure there will be lots of questions.

Due to COVID restrictions, I will need folks to pre-register for these local workshops, and we will be capping the number of attendees at each in-person meeting at 25 people.  Priority for in-person meetings will be given to growers/farm employees.  Non-producers can register for an in-person meeting and I will put you on a waiting list, pending the number of growers that sign up.

Other AIM partners and growers that can’t attend an in-person meeting are welcome to register for our livestream meeting on Wednesday, January 13th at 1:30 pm on Zoom.  If you intend on attending the livestream on Zoom, please send me an email and I’ll share the link with you!

Meeting dates and locations:

Tuesday, Jan 12:             9:00 am at Emerald Community Centre
Tuesday, Jan 12:              1:30 pm at Mill River Resort
Wednesday, Jan 13:        9:00 am at St. Peters Complex (old school) on Cardigan Road
Wednesday, Jan 13:        1:30 pm Livestream via Zoom from PEI Potato Board office

I look forward to seeing many of you in-person next week.  All those attending an in-person meeting, remember to wear a mask.  We will be ensuring that all physical distancing and disinfection protocols are met.  I would encourage you to come out to our local workshops (if you feel comfortable doing so), as these in-person meetings are a much better way to share information on recent research and agronomy projects!