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2022 LMHIA short course registration now open


December 21, 2021
By Greenhouse Canada

The Lower Mainland Horticultural Growers’ Short Course is back for 2022.

To be held at the Tradex, in Abbotsford, B.C. from Jan. 27-29, 2022, the LMHIA short course will offer sessions on floriculture, greenhouse vegetables and cannabis, among many other horticultural crops. It is jointly produced by the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association and the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, along with the Pacific Agriculture Show.

The 2022 short course will be held in-person with options for virtual attendance both during and after the show.

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“Please note that in-person meeting room capacity is reduced to 50 per cent this year for COVID safety reasons,” says organizers. “If you plan to attend the Short Course in person, we ask that you pre-select which sessions you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to gain access to the LMHIA Short Course at Tradex.”

For greenhouse readers, here are some sessions of particular note: 

Greenhouse Vegetables – Thurs. January 27, 2022

  • New Developments in Sensor Technology
    Quade Digweed, AAFC, Harrow, ON
  • Management of Viruses in GH Vegetable Production
    Genevieve Marchand, AAFC, Harrow, ON
  • Spraying in Closed Environments
    Jason Deveau, OMAFRA, Simcoe, ON

Floriculture – Thurs. January 27, 2022

  • Tools for Addressing Regulated Pests – Panel
    Moderator: Coreen Rodger Berrisford, United Flower Growers, Burnaby, BC
    Shannon Derksen, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Burnaby, BC
    Jeanine West, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, Milton, ON
    Tracy Hueppelsheuser, BCAFF, Abbotsford, BC
  • Navigating Supply Chain Challenges – Panel
    Moderator: Cary Gates, Flowers Canada, Guelph, ON
    George Elias, Falcon Farms, Manhattan Beach, CA
    Stan Vander Waal, Rainbow Greenhouse, Chilliwack, BC
    Cor Smit, C Y Grower Supplies Ltd., Abbotsford, BC
  • A Multi-Pronged Approach to Thrips Management
    Graeme Murphy, Biological Control Solutions, Niagara, ON
  • IPM Practices in Colombia – A 50-Year- Old Industry
    Fabiola Valcárcel, Sanidad Vegetal Consultants, SA-VE Bogotá, Colombia

Cannatech West – Fri. January 28, 2022

  • Update on Root Rot Pathogens, Bud Rot Path-ogens and Viruses Affecting Cannabis
    Zamir Punja, PhD, SFU, Burnaby, BC
  • Approaches to Management of Botrytis Bud Rot on Cannabis
    Liam Buirs, IPM Specialist, PureSun Farms
  • Hop Latent Viroid Overview What is it? How it’s Tested? What Do I do Once I Have It?
    Brian Coutts, Strategy and Business Develop-ment Manager, A & L Laboratories Canada
  • Cannabis Processing; Overview and Potential Environmental Impacts
    Tom Ulanowski, VP Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, NextLeaf Labs
  •  Managing Insect-Pests in Cannabis; Challenges and Opportunities
    Jason Lemay, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • Announcement regarding Langara College
    Kelly Sveinson, Director, Applied Research Centre, Langara College, Vancouver BC

  • A Look at Regenerative Cannabis Production
    Che Le Blanc, Owner, Rosebud Cannabis Farms
  • Lighting and Rootzone Management Strategies Can be Used to Improve Cannabis Yield and Potency
    Youbin Zheng, Professor of Horticulture & Environment, University of Guelph, ON

2022 Registration Fees

Early bird pricing ends January 10, 2022. $110 for the first person, and $100 for additional individuals from the same organization.

After January 10th, 2022, the price becomes $140.

To find out more or to register, visit the LMHIA short course website

The first LMHIA Short Course was held in 1958 and has partnered with the Pacific Agriculture Show since 1998. Funds raised from short course registration are primarily used to support agriculture research projects that benefit producers on the Lower Mainland.


With files from: LMHIA


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