December 6, 2022
Nursery Growers Short Course & Box Tree Moth Symposium 2023

Registration information

  • Use promo code: EARLYBIRD until January 31, 2023
  • No cost savings between in-person or virtual registrations
  • Online registration closes February 7, 2023 / Midnight
  • Day of, in-person registration(s) may not be guaranteed

Continuing Educational Units

  • Certified Arborist: 3.25 
  • Utility Specialist: 0 
  • Municipal Specialist: 0 
  • BCMA - Science: 1.25 
  • BCMA - Practice: 2 
  • BCMA - Management: 0 
  • TW Climber Specialist: 0 
  • TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0
Early Bird Pricing: Regular Pricing:
Member $100 Member $120
Non-Member $130 Non-Member $150
Educator/Student $30 Education/Student $50

In-person Event Details

  • In-person maximum capacity: 200 people
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments included
  • Free Parking
  • Day of registrations may not be guaranteed

Virtual Event Details

  • Zoom link will be sent via email 1 week prior to event
  • An event recording will be available for 30 days post event


8:00 AM Welcome / Sponsors
Cassie Russell, OMAFRA
8:40 AM LO Grower Technical Analyst Update
Dr. Jeanine West, Landscape Ontario
8:55 AM Labour Update
Stefan Larrass, LICC
9:05 AM Nurturing Communities
Jennifer Llewellyn, Green Bird Horticultural
9:25 AM Making sense of microbial soil amendments
Dr. Rhoda de Jonge, Vineland Research and Innovation
10:05 AM Protecting your Source Water
Dr. Jeanine West, PhytoServ
10:25 AM Lessons in Spotted Lanternfly control tactics learned in Pennsylvania Nurseries
Brian Walsh, Penn State Extension
11:25 AM Substrate analysis: comprehensive testing to inform your management
Jason Henry, Vineland Research and Innovation
11:45 AM Water Treatment & Thinking Ahead
Dr. Ann Huber, Soil Resource Group
1:00 PM Strategies to Reduce or Extend the use of Peat in Container Plant Production
Dr. Brian Jackson, NC State University
1:30 PM Peat Panel
Asha Hingorani, CSPMA; Erin Agro, Gro-Bark (Walker Industries); Pierre-Marc de Champlain, Berger
2:30 PM Table Activity
Cassie Russell, OMAFRA
3:10 PM Box Tree Moth Symposium
  • BTM Surveillance: Erin Bullas-Appleton, CFIA
  • Research Updates: Abigail Wiesner, U of G
  • Research Updates: Alexander Rimmer, U of T
  • BTM Pest Module and On-Farm Experience: Dr. Jeanine West & Bart Brusse, Sheridan Nurseries
  • Regulatory Updates from CFIA: Patricia McAllister, CFIA
  • Questions & Discussion
4:30 PM Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Cassie, Jeanine, Karri, Joe Salemi
Presenting Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsors
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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click Here
Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Reach out to Karri.

Event questions?

Connect with Karri Bylsma
Landscape Ontario Membership Events Specialist, Chapter & Sectors

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