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