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Reviewing options if no patience with impatiens?


June 5, 2014
By Dave Harrison

June 5, 2014, Brantford, Ont. — Impatiens was an industry staple for
many years as one of its leading performers. Now, given the downy mildew
threat, what are the replacement options?

June 5, 2014, Brantford, Ont. — Impatiens was an industry staple for many years as one of its leading performers. Now, given the downy mildew threat, what are the replacement options?

This year’s Greenhouse Canada Grower Day has some suggestions.

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Amy Briggs-Macha of Syngenta Flowers is discussing Alternative Crops to Impatiens. 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.

Grower Day is “Covering The Bases” with several other profit-building sessions and a number of exhibitors with products and services to help you grow.

It returns to Brantford, Ont., on June 18. Registration and the trade show opens at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s sponsors include the Dummen Group, Paul Boers Manufacturing and Prins Greenhouses, Toromont Power Systems, and the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Click here for more information.

OTHER TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

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!

George Klosler, district director with Farm Credit Canada, will discuss “A Banker’s View of the Greenhouse Sector. 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 your 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.


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