Ontario Diagnostic Days


The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora and Winchester have been a huge success 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 utmost concern. Although the summer in-field Ridgetown, Elora and Winchester events have been cancelled, the organizing committees have decided to combine SWCDD, Elora Crop Diagnostic Day and Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day (Winchester) into a new provincial diagnostic video series with support from RealAgriculture and our sponsors.

This 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 here on RealAgriculture and fieldcropnews.com. Plus, all episodes will be available in our main podcast feed.

Continuing Education Credits

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).

Register for CEU Credits

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. A CEU code will be provided at end of each episode.

Registration Fees for CEU Credits:

  • $100 (includes HST) for 8 CEU credits. A receipt/confirmation email will be provided

GFO Farmer-Members Participate Free

New this year, all Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members can participate in this innovative diagnostic and management series free of charge, thanks to the sponsorship of Grain Farmers of Ontario.


Program Themes and Schedule

Release ScheduleAbout the Episode
Episode 1 — July 15, 2020 @ 3 PM ESTSERIES LAUNCH with RealAg LIVE! on Soybean and Corn Management (CCA Sign up)
Episode 2 — July 29, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTInsect/Disease Management (CCA Sign up)
Episode 3 — August 12, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTWeed Management (CCA Sign up)
Episode 4 — August 26, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTSoil Snippets! (CCA Sign up)
Episode 5 — September 9, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTGrowth Staging and Crop Management (CCA Sign up)
Episode 6 — September 23, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTSprayer Application (CCA Sign up)
Episode 7 — October 7, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTAgronomy Hot Topics including long-term fertility and rotation studies (CCA Sign up)
Episode 8 — October 21, 2020 @ 9 AM ESTGrab-all/Diagnostic Challenge (CCA Sign up)