'Last call' for Grower Day conference

June 18, 2012
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June 18, 2012, St. Catharines, Ont. — It's "last call" for this week's Grower Day sponsored by Greenhouse Canada.

The day-long conference and trade show will be held Wednesday (June 20) at the Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., in St. Catharines. Registration opens at 8:30, and the talks begin at 9.

The daylong program will feature several leading specialists in the ornamental field, tackling a number of timely topics. The program includes:

• Charlie Hayes, Advanced Treatment Technologies, Inc.: 

Water treatment challenges and solutions.

• Sarah Mitchell, Syngenta Flowers

Multi-cropping with perennials.

• Ed Higgins, Ball Horticultural: 

Garden mum production.

• Roger Kehoe, Ecke Ranch:

 Poinsettia production.

• Jack Vanderkooy, Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd.:

 Our experience with water treatment.

• Sietse Elsinga, Frisia Flora Greenhouses:

 My experience with biocontrols.

• Breeders panel

: Breeding for consumer success. Panellists include Gary Vollmer (Ball Flora Plants), Sarah Mitchell (Syngenta), Roger Kehoe (Ecke Ranch), Allan Hammer (Dummen), Reinoud Hagen (Fides), and John Gaydos (Proven Winners).

Melhem Sawaya of Focus Greenhouse Management is moderator.

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