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Art Schaafsma

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Ridgetown College

HQ Phone:  (519) 674-1500

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Ridgetown College

120 Main Street East

Ridgetown, Ontario,N0P 2C0

Canada

Company Description

Ridgetown, like most farming communities in Southwestern Ontario, was established late in the 19th century by English settlers that swarmed into the area after the war of 1812. Talbot Trail, also known as highway 3, still runs along Lake Erie from Win dsor to ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Professor

University of Guelph


Affiliations

Canadian Corn Pest Coalition

CCPC Executive Member


Weather Innovations Incorporated

WIN Advisor


CARES

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors


Canadian Society of Agronomy

Fellow


Education

B.Sc.

University of Guelph


M.Sc.

University of Guelph


Ph.D. Degrees

University of Guelph


Web References(173 Total References)


Corn Pest Coalition (EN) | Executive Members

www.cornpest.ca [cached]

Dr. Art Schaafsma
Professor, Field Crop Pest Management University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus


Farm & Country News

agpub.on.ca [cached]

Art Schaafsma, pest specialist at Ridgetown college, warns that the higher rate won't prevent poor stands, especially for non-certified seed that hasn't been cleaned to remove tombstone kernels.
"The seedling blight phase of fusarium can spread," Schaafsma stresses. "One tombstone kernel can kill the three or four plants near to it." Schaafsma is recommending that farmers ensure their seed is thoroughly cleaned to remove tombstone. But he also adds that cleaning alone won't boost germination rates back to normal. Many plump looking kernels have enough fusarium on or in them to kill them, he points out. "This is a critical year for seed treatment," Schaafsma. "Vitaflo is quite good against fusarium, although it isn't perfect." Schaafsma is encouraging farmers to insist on the high application rate of the seed protectant.


Farm & Country Crops

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"We don't have any proof that can link one year's stalk management with the next year's damage from corn borers," says Art Schaafsma, corn researcher at Ridgetown college.
Tests by Schaafsma at Ridgetown show that plowing cuts the number of adult moths that a field produces by over 90 per cent. See Table One. Schaafsma adds that the management decision made on a particular field may be futile, depending on by the stalk choices that farmers have made through the rest of the township and county.


www.ontariofarmer.com

Art Schaafsma of Ridgetown College has teamed up with Dr. Maria DeRosa and Dr. David Miller of Carleton University to develop the test.


www.ontariofarmer.com

January 4 - Dr. Art Schaafsma, director of the Ridgetown Campus, officially stepped down from the role December 31, 2011.
During his term as senior administrator of the campus, Schaafsma led a number of successful initiatives while maintaining his research as a professor in OAC's Department of Plant Agriculture. In 2011, Ridgetown saw the largest graduating class in its history, with 303 students receiving diplomas and certificates. In August an official opening was held for the Centre for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES), which incorporates an anaerobic digester designed to turn manure and other organic wastes into enough electricity to power approximately 300 homes. The goal of the project is to advance innovation and adoption of bio-energy. Schaafsma was instrumental in the development of CARES, which has received support from government and private sponsors, including the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Agricultural Adaptation Council, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario Seed Corn Growers and Grain Farmers of Ontario. He intends to remain closely associated with the project as it continues to evolve. Under Schaafsma's administration, Ridgetown campus haa benefited from improved student services, library and classroom space. Construction is expected to begin in this spring for a $3.5 million renovation and expansion to the campus's Reek Administration building. The project has received financial support the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Agriculture Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) and several private industry and alumni gifts. While fulfilling his administrative duties, Schaafsma continued his research and at the 2011 Plant Canada annual meeting in Halifax, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy in recognition of his research on mitigating mycotoxins in grain crops. Schaafsma will be on administrative leave through the end of August, 2012 after which he will be returning to his faculty role, as well as assuming a leadership position with CARES.


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