April 2017

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Grow17 provides networking and learning opportunities

The Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association (MBNLA) Grow17 trade show and conference provided a venue for green professionals to connect, share experiences and learn on Feb. 23 at Canad Inns Destination Centre in Winnipeg.

Grey to Green Conference slated for May

The Grey to Green Conference returns to Toronto May 8-10; keynote speakers include Landscape Ontario’s executive director Tony DiGiovanni, City of Toronto’s chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat and Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab director Herbert Dreiseitl.

AAS announces latest winners

All-America Selections, the only non-profit trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance throughout North America, presents eight new AAS Winners.

Synthetic Turf hires sales manager

Synthetic Turf International of Canada has named Robert Burrows, AGS, CGCS, MS, as its Canadian National Sales Manager.

Dates set for vegetable trials

Vegetable breeding companies dealing in the fresh market and home garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days Aug. 14-19, 2017.

Terra Nova celebrates 25 years

Terra Nova Nurseries, a world leader in plant breeding, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding. Ken Brown and Dan Heims formed a professional alliance that would change the face of horticulture.

SIMA 2017 heads to Montreal

The Snow and Ice Management Association’s (SIMA) 20th annual Snow and Ice Symposium will be held at Montreal’s Palais des congrès June 20-23.

Euroamerican Propagators files for bankruptcy

Euroamerican Propagators in Bonsall, Calif., filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Southern District of California U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Jan. 23, 2017.

Schiller acquires mower line

Schiller Grounds Care of Johnson Creek, Wisc., a manufacturer of lawn and garden power equipment, has acquired all assets related to the Eastman Industries 21-inch commercial heavy-duty mower family.

Hamilton removes infested ash trees

Hamilton, Ont., municipal workers have begun removing dozens of infested ash trees from the city’s Confederation Park.

Soil health report released

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Dianne Saxe, has released a technical report, Putting Soil Health First: A Climate-Smart Idea for Ontario.