Vegetable Program Presentations

presentation imageGrower and industry education is an important component of the Vegetable Program. Dr. Doug Waterer has put together a variety of presentations for conferences and various grower groups around the province of Saskatchewan.

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  • General Presentations
  • Potato Related Presentations
  • Vegetable Related Presentations
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Related Presentations

General Presentations:

U of S Vegetable Program Review

Agriculture 111.3 Horticulture Section (PPT – 45.3 MB)
Slideshow presentation used for the Horticulture Section of Agriculture 111.3 at the University of Saskatchewan, which has images and information pertaining to the horticulture industry.

University of Saskatchewan Vegetable Program Research Highlights 2005 (SHOW – 12.2 MB)
This is an introduction to the research projects that the Vegetable Program is invovled with. Topic coverd include: Vegetable variety trials and what is looked for in a good variety, microclimatemodification techniques (crop covershigh tunnelsmulching), potato variety trials and agronomy, and an overview of the medicinal and spice research.

Vegetable Research at the University of Saskatchewan (PPT – 25.1 MB)
This presentation gives an overview of the Vegetable Program at the University of Saskatchwan featuring research results from 2006 and 2007.


Potato Related Presentations:

2015 Update on Late Blight in Saskatchewan

Foliar Application of 2,4-D Reduces Damage tp Potato Tubers by Common Scab

Performance of New Cultivars
The objective of this on-going project is to evaluate the performance of promising new potato cultivars under Saskatchewan growing conditions.
Late Blight 2011 (PPT – 9.2 MB)

This presentation contains late blight information and management techniques for potato and tomato crops.

Weeds and Weeds Control in Potatoes (PPT – 15.7 MB)
This presentation covers the impact of weed competition on potato yields and crop quality. Cultural and chemical options are presented and compared.

Potato Late Blight in 2011 (PPT – 4.0 MB)
The factors underlying the devestating outbreak of late blight in 2010 are presented, along with some insights as to the risk of blight in 2011 and how growers can plan ahead to minimize the problem.

Potato Production in Saskatchewan (SHOW – 6.3 MB)
Potato production in Saskatchewan is discussed. Topics covered are: table vs. seed potato production, marketing opportunities, getting started in potato production, an introduction to the potato plant and how it grows, and an overview of the potato production cycle.

Potatoes in Saskatchewan. Past, Present, and the Future (SHOW – 3.3 MB)
This presentation gives a history of potato production in Canada and Saskatchewan and discusses how production has changed. The challenges and benefits of potato production in SK are also covered.

Saskatchewan Seed Potatoes (PPT – 0.9 MB)
The advantages of seed production in Saskatchewan are discussed. Research initiatives, Northern Vigor, and the Saskatchewan Seed Potato Growers Association (SSPGA) are covered.

Improving Seed Potato Performance (SHOW – 2.8 MB)
Maximizing seed performance is discussed in this presentation. Soil and seed preparation, seed failure, and stand problems are covered.

Disease Management Products for Potato Storage (PPT – 1.4 MB)
This presentation covers potato storage issues and potential disease/rot pathogens, and discusses a range of products available for the management of potato storage.

Managing Potatoes Under High Temperature Conditions (SHOW – 3.2 MB)
This presentation discusses how unusually hot growing seasons affect potato crop growth, tuber quality and storability, and disease and insect problems. It suggests steps growers can take to minimize damage to potatoes.

Black Dot – Some Questions and Answers (PPT – 16.0 MB)
The importance of Black Dot and research conducted on seed potatoes is discussed in this presentation.

Climate Change and Potatoes (PPT – 27.5 MB)
Global climate change is discussed in this presentation and how these changes may impact potato crops grown in Saskatchewan.

New Potato Varieties and New Uses (PPT – 9.6 MB)
This presentation discusses a few new potato varieties and their characteristics, including yield, specific gravities and drought response. Also discussed is enhancement of red potato skin color.


tomato imageVegetable Related Presentations:

Post Harvest AFF – 2012

High Tunnels – 2014

Onion Herbicide Trial (PPT – 2.1 MB)
This presentation demonstrates and compares efficacy and crop safety of pre-emergence herbicides in onions.

Bulbils to Establish Garlic (PPT – 2 MB)
This presentation outlines the use of bulbils to establish garlic and the benefits when compare to establishment by cloves.

Late Blight 2011 (PPT – 9.2 MB)
This presentation contains late blight information and management techniques for potato and tomato crops.

High Tunnels (PPT – 31.2 MB)
Slideshow presentation used for the 2011 Saskatchewan Vegetable Growers Association (SVGA) Annual Meeting.

Vegetable Variety Recommendations 2011 (PPT – 39.8 MB)
Outlines the recommended vegetable vareities for 2011.

Food Service (PPT – 26.3 MB)
Connecting Saskatchewan growers with the food service sector.

What’s New in the Veggie Patch – 2010 Research Update (PPT – 60.9 MB)
Reviews the highlights of the varietal evaluation and vegetable agronomy trials conducted by the University of Saskatchewan in 2010.

Extending the Growing Season (PPT – 36.2 MB)
Tips for the hobby gardener on extending the growing season for vegetable crops.

Surprises from the Garden (PPT – 22.0 MB)
Non-traditional vegetable crops that do well in Saskatchewan.

High Tunnel Technology – Taking the Next Step (SHOW – 3.2 MB)
The risks and benefits of high tunnels are discussed High tunnel technology is compared with low tunnels and other crop covering technology.

Managing Vegetables Under High Temperature Conditions (SHOW – 3.0 MB)
This presentation discusses how unusually hot growing seasons affect vegetable crop growth, quality, storability, and disease and insect problems. It suggests steps growers can take to minimize damage to their crops.

Managing Vegetables Under Low Temperature Conditions (Show – 5.0 MB)
Unusually cool growing seasons also affect vegetable crops. This presentation covers how cool temperatures affect seed failure, maturity, fertility, and chilling of vegetable crops.

Root Maggot – Biology and Management Options (SHOW – 2.4 MB)
The life cycle and vegetable host range of the root maggot is discussed. Integrated pest management options are also presented.

Soil Management in Vegetable Crops (PPT – 28.6 MB)
This presentation covers issues associated with soil problems (compaction, crusting, poor structure) and discusses management options to improve or maintain soil qualities.

Climate Change and Vegetables (PPT – 47.1 MB)
The changing climate and its effects on Saskatchewan vegetable production is discussed in this presentation. Various problems and solutions are presented to compete with climate change.


Medicinal and Aromatic Related Presentations:

2006 New Crops Research Update (PPT – 8.1 MB)
This presentation is an overview and update of the New Crops (Medicinal and Aromatic) research program. The objective of this program is to assist in the Identification and adoption of “new crops” suited to Saskatchewan. This industry driven initiative explores the following crops: coriander, cumin, milk thistle, dill, fennel, anise, and cow cockle.

Field Performance of Double Haploid Dill (Anethum graveolens) (PPT – 29.8 MB)
This presentation outlines what double haploids are, how they are produced and what the advantages and disadvantages are of studying double haploid plants. Performance results are also presented and discussed.

Management of Milk Thistle (PPT – 6.8 MB)
This presentation outlines the milk thistle research program and provides data from the milk thistle germplasm trials. It also discusses management options for maximizing milk thistle yield and quality.