July 2010Previous Issues
Professional And Workforce Development
Systems For Success
Expo 2010 promises exciting new features
Expo 2010 (formerly Garden and Floral Expo), now in its 11th year, has a new name which reflects a broader appeal to a larger segment of the horticultural and floral industries.
Kitchener venue for Snow and Ice Symposium
The huge success of Landscape Ontario’s Snow and Ice Symposium has resulted in it needing to find a larger home for the 2010 edition.
Web profile: Free marketing opportunity
Members of Landscape Ontario have a great opportunity to advertise their services to thousands of people free of charge.
Spending time in backyard is popular
Weather Network survey indicated enjoying the backyard is the most popular summer activity.
Industry’s rally helps save Ottawa horticulture program
The horticulture industry members in Ottawa are being credited with preventing Algonquin College from cutting its horticulture program.
Two Ontario projects part of sustainable sites study
Two Ontario projects are part of an international pilot project to evaluate a new rating system for sustainable landscapes.
Garden Tourism group needs members
The Ontario Garden Tourism Coalition’s (OTGC) mission is to put the province’s gardens on the map of public consciousness.
Traps to detect emerald ash borer
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is using a new insect trap to detect and monitor the emerald ash borer (EAB) spread.
Ag Energy and university to develop solar technology
Ag Energy Co-operative is teaming up with the University of Waterloo to accelerate the research and development of a new solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
Time to make mid-season airblast sprayer adjustments
In June it’s about mid-season for many orchard, high-bush and nursery spray applicators. Some airblast sprayers have already put in over 100 hours.
Questions to ask about succession planning
Years ago, most businesses would be passed on to the next generation. Today, that is only one alternative, and not necessarily the best one.
LO golf season offers many benefits
Landscape Ontario members are ready to enjoy another great season of golf.
Durham members improve historical site’s irrigation
Durham Chapter completed an irrigation project on the west lawns, gardens and the formal rose garden at Parkwood in Oshawa, the historical home of auto baron R. Samuel McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada.
Gilda’s Club receives state of the art irrigation
Thanks to Earle Graham of Lakelands Irrigation of Elmvale and Rain Bird, Gilda’s Club in Barrie has a state of the art irrigation system.
Letter To The Editor
OMAFRA Turf Report
OMAFRA Nursery And Landscape Report