January 4, 2020
Landscape Ontario’s Growers’ Sector Group will host the 2020 edition of its popular Nursery Growers’ Short Course at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ont., Feb. 5. The event provides a full-day of topics aimed at educating nursery growers on the latest trends, methods, research and technology.

This year’s theme is: “Propagation, Mechanization, Irrigation, IPM, Marketing and proven production practices.” Guest speaker Brian Decker, owner of Decker Nursery in Groveport, Ohio, will headline two sessions: “How We Have Improved Efficiency in Nursery Production” and “Marketing Trends and Sales Strategies – Where Must We Go From Here?”

A dozen other experts will provide relevant information pertaining to pests, diseases, pruning, improving soil health and more.

The event will conclude with the popular “Grower Good Ideas” session, where audience members present home-grown solutions they have developed to solve a particular problem faced in the field, or that help to improve efficiency or production.

Kam’s Growers Supply is the platinum sponsor of the event.

The cost to attend is $90 for an LO member, $100 for a potential member, $50 for an educator or $35 for a student. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and door prizes. Prices go up after Jan. 24. For a full agenda and registration, visit HortTrades.com/growers-group.