Virtual Grower Day | Flowers & Vegetables
August 12, 2020 at 1:00pm ET
Celebrating 40 years in print, Greenhouse Canada is proud to present its 25th annual Grower Day in a new virtual format.
MADE FOR GREENHOUSE GROWERS
As the only national business magazine published exclusively for commercial greenhouse growers in Canada, Greenhouse Canada’s annual Grower Day highlights new trends, tackles issues from a local perspective and promotes discussion among flower and vegetable growers to advance the industry as a whole.
AN EVENT REIMAGINED
A mix of live and recorded sessions, this year’s virtual event will highlight the latest in research, technology and production. Live panels will tackle today’s most pressing issues, while pre-recorded sessions will allow attendees to pick and choose sessions, revisiting them at their leisure.
Growing the next generation
How can the greenhouse sector continue to attract and retain new employees? Three younger growers share their experiences in the greenhouse.
Jennifer McIntosh, Meyers Farms
Jette Vanadrichem, Ontario Plants Propagation
Brennan Parkin, One Floral
Celebrate the winners of this year’s Grower of the Year and Top 4 Under 40 awards.
Moving forward with COVID
The emergence of COVID-19 was no walk in the park. This panel discussion will touch on changes made by growers and focus on planning for the year ahead.
Bob and Carmen Mitchell, SunTech Greenhouses
Stan Vander Waal, Rainbow Greenhouses
Brian Minter, Minter Country Garden
Len Ferragine, Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery
Nutrient management for the cannabis curious
Q&A with David Pratt, Emerald Harvest
Looking into growing cannabis or just starting out? Find out how nutrient choice might differ between cannabis, flowers and vegetables in the greenhouse and what to look for when choosing.
The economics of biocontrol
Speaker: Graeme Murphy, bioLogical Control Solutions
Biological control is an effective control strategy for major greenhouse pests; but how do the economics of using biocontrol stack up against the use of pesticides and do growers have a good handle on the breakdown of their biocontrol costs? This presentation will discuss the economic questions around the use of biocontrol.
What’s next for biocontrol
Thwarting the next data attack
Setting microbes in motion
Explore different strains of beneficial microbial biofungicides available to greenhouse production. Learn how they could be used to prevent and manage different diseases and pathogens.
Biocontrol: Round peg in a square hole
There’s a growing number of biocontrol options out in the marketplace, but not all of them will be a fit for every greenhouse operation. From exploring native and exotic biocontrol options to understanding your expectations, learn how to identify the right solutions for your greenhouse.
Growing strawberries in the greenhouse