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Grower Day returns to Brantford


May 16, 2014
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

May 16, 2014, Brantford, ON — Greenhouse Canada’s Grower Day (June 18) is returning to central southwestern Ontario.

After more than a dozen years in Delhi, Grower Day moved to Brantford
for 2010 and 2011. Growers and exhibitors welcomed Brantford as a more
central location in southwestern Ontario, as attendees are drawn from
the Niagara, Toronto and London/Leamington areas.

It will again be held at the Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn &
Conference Centre, located just south of Hwy 403 at the Wayne Gretzky
Parkway.

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Assisting in sponsoring the day are Dümmen, Prins Greenhouses, Paul Boers Manufacturing, Toromont, and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Registration and the trade show opens at 8:30 a.m.

The Early Bird discount continues to May 18. Group discounts are also available.

Session topics and speakers include:

• The Latest on Poinsettia Production, with Gary Vollmer (Ball
Floraplant). Want more celebration and less frustration when growing
this holiday season crop? Learn to earn more with poinsettias.

• Fertilizing: Give the Plant Only What It Needs, with Bill MacDonald
(Niagara College). It’s a case of “waste not, want not,” as MacDonald
will explain how to nurture, not torture, your plants!

• A Banker’s View of the Greenhouse Sector, with Frank Vogel (a senior
business advisor at CIBC). The smoother your relationship with your
lender, the better the dividends!  

• Grower/Owner Panel (Are We On the Same Page?), with Danielle Galange
(Jeffery’s Greenhouses) and Ted Oorsprong (Northend Gardens). How well
do we communicate? Are we speaking the same language and chasing the
same goals? It’s all about teamwork.

• Innovations in Biocontrol: Improving Impact and Reliability in
Greenhouse IPM Systems, with Michael Brownbridge, PhD, of Vineland
Research and Innovation Centre.

• Automated Sticking and Cutting Costs, with John Van de Vegte (Vineland
Research and Innovation Centre). Mechanization can boost productivity
with no loss in quality, and allow staff to spend more time optimizing
your crop. That’s a win-win-win in our books!

• Flowers Canada Ontario: Working for You, with Andrew Morse. More about
teamwork! FCO is dedicated to help you achieve a winning season,
year-in and year-out.

• Alternative Crops to Impatiens, with Amy Briggs-Macha of Syngenta
Flowers. If you’re cutting back on impatiens, what are your options to
fill out your crop mix? The alternatives can be just as profitable for
you, and just as satisfying for your customers.

Click here for more information or to register.


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