Ontario Area Meeting 2016

Members attended morning seminars highlighting leaders in the industry and their challenges with both introducing innovations into the workplace as well as the continual challenges they face as they put them into action. They then toured Sheridan Nurseries' two production sites to see how implementing their new potting line has been challenging and successful.They then visited Gro-Bark’s new mix facility which doubles the speed of production and creates a more consistent product. It was an action filled day that was a great learning experience for everyone.

Thank you to our speakers New technology (Sheridan) A closer look at the equipment Sheridan's New Agronomix Machine Bart (Sheridan) Discusses New Technology Gro-Bark Mulch on Display Gro-Bark's New Mixing Line Discussing Research at Gro-Bark Mary Jane (Sheridan) discusses boxwood propagation Propagation House at Sheridan Propagation at Sheridan - Norval Farm Verbinnen Nursery; Building a new propagation greenhouse James, Vineland Research; Greenhouse technology for nurseries Jason, Vineland Research, Propagation root architecture Trial Garden Catching Up Landscape Ontario A look at the Rose Garden Roger Tschanz (U of Guelph) introduces Landscape Ontario’s trial gardens. Caitlin, Connon NVK; New systems implemented at the nursery The Verbinnen brothers answer questions regarding their new facility Verbinnen Nursery; Challenges of a new facility