October 2010

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Association News

Members help Jason’s wish come true

Members of Landscape Ontario and the community of Stouffville joined forces with Make-A-Wish Canada to fulfill a young boy’s dream of having an outdoor space to relax and spend quality time with his family.

Vineland hosts short course for Master Gardeners

On Sept. 12, Landscape Ontario sponsored an educational short course for members of Master Gardeners of Ontario (MGOI).

Growers’ tour of Niagara area proves a popular choice

The growers’ tour in 2009 set a record for attendance at 104. This year smashed that number, when 120 people climbed aboard two charter buses to visit six sites in the Niagara area.

Rodger Tschanz honoured by university

Rodger Tschanz, was among 14 outstanding University of Guelph employees to receive the President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Service.

Dutch designer wows crowd with lecture on artistry with bulbs

Dutch landscape designer Jacqueline van der Kloet captivated her audience of 275 attendees at the Toronto Botanical Garden on Sept. 16.

Legacy campaign support growing

The new legacy campaign, to help continue the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation’s (OHTF) good works, has received $145,000 in pledges.

Long-time LO member marks 50th anniversary

Zimmermann’s Nursery and Supplies in Strathroy is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Ottawa hosts its first Build a Bid

Ottawa's first Build a Bid workshop provided those fortunate enough to attend, with practical, hands-on information on how to accurately present a bid and close the deal.

New location successful for Snow and Ice Symposium

The combined effort provided a larger snow and ice management symposium and trade show under the name Partnering for Success.
Industry News

CNLA acquires Canadian rose genetics

Rose genetic materials have been transferred to Vineland Research and Innovation Centre with research already underway.

Canada Blooms voted a top-100 event

The American Bus Association (ABA) named Canada Blooms one of the Top 100 events in North America.

Expo: The place to be for value, trends and networking

Expo, Canada’s fall show for the floral and garden industry, promises something of value for anyone in the green industry.

Vineland receives approval for $1.5 million research project

Federal funds to help create best practices for pest and weed control and reduce energy consumption.

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Perth County and Ottawa

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed two more emerald ash borer (EAB) findings in Ontario.

New weed-info service now online

A new website featuring the latest information, illustrations and photographs on weeds is now available.

Largest Ottawa numbers yet take part in certification day

The largest participation ever for certification testing in the Ottawa area saw 29 candidates taking part.

New insurance carrier named for HortProtect

Marsh Canada has been appointed as the exclusive insurance and risk management broker for the HortProtect Property and Casualty Insurance Program.

Companies needed to take part in salt research study

The Snow and Ice Management Sector Group of Landscape Ontario has commissioned a research study aimed to develop an optimum and defensible standard for salt application rates for parking lots.