March 19, 2019
Nursery Growers Short Course

It’s the MOST anticipated EDUCATIONAL and NETWORKING Event of the Year!

Get caught up on all the latest research and development for nursery crops including Propagation, Mechanization, Irrigation, IPM, Marketing and proven production practices from Ohio!

2020 Nursery Growers Short Course Keynote Speaker: Brian Decker, Decker Nursery

REGISTRATION

   
Early Bird Registration
until January 24
$90 Member
$100 Potential Members
$50 Horticultural Educator
$35 Students (must be pre-registered, pre-paid)
 
Registration
after January 24
$100 Member
$110 Potential Member
$50 Horticultural Educator

Onsite
$110 Member
$120 Potential Member
Register online



Registration fees are kept low thanks to our Partners!
 

AGENDA

7:30 a.m. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:15 a.m. Welcome from the Program Chair
Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA
8:20 a.m. What's Bugging Your Nursery Crops?
Jen Llewellyn, OMAFRA
8:40 a.m. Algae and Otters
Jeanine West, PhytoServ
8:55 a.m. Pruning for Structure and Beauty
Darrell Bley, Niagara Parks
9:35 a.m. Student Forum - Nursery Crop Research
Niagara College, Niagara Parks & University of Toronto
10:05 a.m. REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
10:30 a.m. How We Have Improved Efficiency in Nursery Production
Brian Decker, Decker Nursery Inc.
11:30 a.m. Spotted Lanternfly
Mandi Ehnes, Invasive Species Centre
11:45 a.m. New Products Showcase
Various Exhibitors
11:55 a.m. Growers Board Announcements
12:00 p.m. LUNCH AND NETWORKING
12:50 p.m. DOOR PRIZE DRAWS
1:00 p.m. Marketing Trends and Sales Strategies – Where Must We Go From Here?
Brian Decker, Decker Nursery Inc.
2:00 p.m. Smile, You’re Root Flare Is Showing!
Glen Lumis, University of Guelph
2:30 p.m. Amelanchier
Sean Fox, University of Guelph
2:45 p.m. Update on Oak Wilt, Beech Leaf Disease
Sharon Reed, OMNRF
3:00 p.m. REFRESHMENTS BREAK AND NETWORKING
3:15 p.m. Improving Soil Health in the Nursery
Darby McGrath, VRIC
3:35 p.m. Grower Good Ideas
3:55 p.m. DOOR PRIZE DRAWS
4:00 p.m. ADJOURN

PARTNERS

PLATINUM PARTNER
 
Kams Grower Suppy    

TABLETOP PARTNERS
   
Plant Products Gro-bark ICL Group


BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

OMAFRA Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association Growers Group
 
 
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For information on this event or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Buchanan.