March 8, 2021
The 2021 Nursery Growers Short Course was held Feb. 17 with the theme “Growing and Thriving.”

About 200 people registered for the virtual event, which included 12 expert speakers presenting topics such as: Safety and Efficiency, Correcting Water Chemistry, Resources to Improve Crop Protection, and IPM for Box Tree Moth, to name a few. The topics allow those in the grower sector to access the latest information on efficient production practices, research, pests, diseases, products and supplies.

The day ended with the popular Growers Good Ideas segment where nursery growers present a home grown idea they have executed at their own nursery and attendees vote on their favourite. Aaron Bakker from JC Bakker & Sons won the vote for his presentation on mobile water.

The annual information and networking event is a joint initiative between the Landscape Ontario Growers Group and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Organizers would like to thank the following event sponsors: Plant Products (Presenting Sponsor), ICL Specialty Fertilizers, A.M.A. Horticulture, Kam’s Growers Supply, and Gro-Bark (Supporting Sponsors).