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2020 Ontario Virtual Crop Diagnostic Days


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 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 all episodes will be available at and (schedule and themes below).  All episodes can be viewed without registering 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 to track CEU credit requests. A unique CEU code will be provided registered individuals complete each session.  

NEW this year, all Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members can participate in this innovative diagnostic and management series free of charge and registration is not required, thanks to the sponsorship of Grain Farmers of Ontario.     



  • $100 (includes HST) for 8 CEU credits. A receipt/confirmation email will be provided. Registration and CEU credits open till December 1, 2020.
  • ·Farmers, media and those not requesting CEU credits for the event  DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER!   

CCA's Register Online 

Program Themes and Schedule 

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Episode Number Available Date & Time Primary theme
Series Launch

3:00 p.m. July 15, 2020

Soybean & Corn Management
Episode 2 9:00 a.m. July 29, 2020 Insect/Disease Management
Episode 3 9:00 a.m. August 12, 2020 Weed Management
Episode 4 9:00 a.m. August 26, 2020 Soil Snippets!
Episode 5 9:00 a.m. September 9, 2020 Growth Staging & Crop Management
Episode 6 9:00 a.m. September 23, 2020 Sprayer Application
Episode 7 9:00 a.m. October 7, 2020

Agronomy Hot Topics including long term

fertility and rotation studies

Episode 8 3:00 p.m. October 21, 2020 Grab-all/Diagnostic Challenge

Click here for CEU Credit Listing

All times listed are EST

All episodes and podcasts can be viewed at any time on or


Do you have questions about registration or the schedule? EMAIL US

Thank You for your continued support!

Reviewed 07/16/2020