January 7, 2019
Landscape Ontario’s Growers’ Sector Group will host its Nursery Growers’ Short Course on Feb. 6 at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ont. The annual event provides a full-day of topics aimed at educating nursery growers on the latest trends, methods, research and technology.

The title of this year’s event is “Innovative Production Practices from Michigan, Market Trends and so much more!” Guest speaker, Paul Pilon, will be featured in two sessions titled, “Perennial Production.” The founder and owner of Perennial Solutions in Michigan, Ill., Pilon is currently a contract researcher and helps growers both nationally and internationally as a horticultural consultant.

The full-day event includes a dozen other experts who will provide relevant information on pests, nursery crop research, robotics, plant propagation, improving tree establishment, and more. Lunch, door prizes, networking and refreshment breaks, and a new products showcase by various exhibitors, are all included with registration. The day concludes with the popular “Grower Good Ideas” sessions, where growers share home-grown ideas and unique solutions to specific problems or issues in their operations, not readily available elsewhere.

Registration is $90 for an LO member, $100 for a potential member, $50 for an Educator, or $30 for a student until Jan. 30. After Jan. 30, prices go up. Full details, registration and agenda are online at HortTrades.com/growers-group.