Grower Day 2018: Are you ready?

June 08, 2018
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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:

Youbin

 
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.



 Will
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.


 RoseStart 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?




Jeanine

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?



Amanda
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.



IshtiaqBeneficial microbes for prop house problems

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.


PKwakernaak2

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.           



JFord
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?





BillMacdonald

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 
 





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