Grower Day 2018: Are you ready?
Grower Day returns this year with a new line-up of speakers. Join us for a full day of talks on ‘the roots of successful propagation’ on June 20th at the Holiday Inn St. Catharines. You’ll hear from:
How to use LEDS for propagation
Dr. Youbin Zheng, University of Guelph
With low heat output and customizable light spectra, LEDs could be a solution to some of your key propagation challenges. Get guidance based on recent research results.
Quality growth begins at the start.
Dr. Will Healy, Ball Horticultural Company
Successful propagation involves management of moisture, temperature and light to minimize stress and maximize root growth. Will discusses PGRs and other techniques to produce the highest quality plants possible.
Start clean: Dips for thrips
Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Previous work on poinsettia cuttings has shown that dips can safely reduce whitefly populations. Can the same be applied to thrips and other crops?
Treating your water for reuse: an innovative new technology
Dr. Jeanine West, Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc.
For growers with poor-quality water sources or looking to recycle operational water, how do we create water treatment systems that are customizable, low maintenance and still cost-effective?
A clean start is a head start: Getting ahead of pests and diseases
Amanda Tracey, MSc., OMAFRA
Make sure you get the upper hand on pests and diseases by starting with clean plant material, equipment and even the greenhouse structure itself.
Dr. Ishtiaq Rao, Crop Defenders
Plants are only in the prop house for a short time, making it difficult for beneficial insects to establish. Beneficial microbes on the other hand can be more easily applied, and reduce prop time by 10% or more.
What’s next for automation
Pieter Kwakernaak, Hoogendoorn
A brief look at ‘next generation growing’, a trend in Holland where climate and energy savings and water management come together.
Jack Ford, AgriNomix
It can be hard to reduce your input costs on a crop. How can automation be used to increase efficiency and improve your bottom line?
Aiming high: the right set-up for cannabis
Bill MacDonald, MSc., Niagara College
Cannabis may be grown in greenhouses and indoor facilities, but it’s very different from other horticultural crops. How can we help this crop start off on the right foot?
Co-hosted by Grow Opportunity