March 15, 2018

A new date, new location and new format proved very successful for this year’s Irrigation Conference.

Held Feb. 2 at Lionhead Golf and Conference Centre in Brampton, Ont., the initiative of Landscape Ontario’s Irrigation Sector Group attracted about 100 people related to the irrigation profession.

Robert Cooke, Central Turf and Irrigation Supply, started the day with an informative session titled, IT for Irrigation Water Management. Following Cooke, Jim Loyd, (also known as the Prophet of Profit, Sultan of Swag, Doctor of Monetary Truth and the James Brown of Business) danced his way up to the podium to talk about Profitable Pricing of Irrigation Systems. Loyd received a standing ovation for his entrance.

The afternoon program included an update on the Water Smart Irrigation Professional (WSIP) program with Jeremy Harris from the Region of Peel. Loyd returned to conclude the event with an instructive session on the Selling of Profitable Irrigation Systems.

Organizers would like to thank the following sponsors: Toro Irrigation, Rain Bird, Hunter, Vanden Bussche Irrigation, Turf Care, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Central Turf and Irrigation, Atlantic Irrigation, Hydro-Rain and WSIP.
Previously held each January in conjunction with Landscape Ontario’s Congress trade show and conference, organizers say the feedback and attendance this year indicates the changes in date and location were successful.

Members who have any suggestions for next year’s conference, or who would like to participate on the Irrigation Sector Group can contact Amy Buchanan at