Thursday, January 6, 2022
Virtual Symposium via Zoom Webinar - Available on-demand
The key to turf IPM is the use of cultural practices that optimize growth of grasses and minimize conditions favourable to pest insects, weeds, or pathogens. Landscape Ontario's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium has been a uniquely respected event since 1965.
Registration coming soon
Includes access to full-day IPM Symposium sessions
Pricing:Early Bird (until Dec. 17): $75 Member / $100 Non member / $25 Student or Educator
Regular: $100 Member / $125 Non member / $25 Student or Educator
All registrations received by January 6, 2022 will receive free entry into the Congress 2022 Trade Show, January 11-13, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre (Coupon Code will be in your registration confirmation).
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Topic to be determined
Speaker info coming soon
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Turfgrass endophytes: fungi and bacteria to enhance turf growth, abiotic stress tolerance and pest resistance
Dr. James F. White, Jr. | Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
This session will focus on the biology and applications of fungal and bacterial endophytes in turf grasses. The presentation will include coverage of bacterial endophytes and the rhizophagy cycle as well as applications of fungal endophytes.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. - Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cultivars, products, and management. Current applied research for turfgrass management
Eric Lyons, Ph.D. | Guelph Turfgrass Institute | University of Guelph
Sara Stricker, Ph.D. | Guelph Turfgrass Institute | University of Guelph
Applied research in turfgrass management is a primary objective of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. Each year numerous research projects are performed to advance knowledge of turfgrass management, focusing on new products, cultivars and management ideas from our industry partners. This session will present research that directly impacts management decisions regarding weeds, soil hydrophobicity and diseases with an emphasis on maximizing the environmental and societal benefits of turfgrasses.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Update from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Scott Olan, BSc (Agri) | Ministry of the Envirnment, Conservation and Parks
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
IPM in the Flower Garden: Moving from the theoretical to the practical
Rodger Tschanz, MSc | University of Guelph - Plant Agriculture
This session will look at some of the common and less common disease and insect pests found in the flower garden and discuss practical approaches to the management of those pests. Specific diseases to be covered will include grey mold, white mold, Impatiens downy mildew and powdery mildew. Insect pests to be discussed will include aphids, thrips and Japanese beetle. Other concerns in the flower garden such as deer, ground hogs and rabbits will also be addressed.
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Break
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Common Diseases in Turf Management
Dr. Paul Koch, Ph.D. | University of Wisconsin - Madison
There are numerous common diseases that can cause significant damage to lawns in Ontario. In this presentation we will discuss which diseases are becoming more damaging in response to climate change, how to identify them, and non-chemical solutions to limit their damage.
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Connecting the Dots: Plant Diversity, Pollinators & Pest Management
Joe Boggs | Ohio State University Extension - OSU Dept. of Entomology
Protecting plant pollinators is commonly viewed as only an insecticide use issue. However, we must think more broadly. Pest management and plant pollinators are two sides of the same coin in urban landscape ecosystems. How does the abundance of flowering plants translate into a decreased number of plant pests? How do pollinators themselves play a critical role in the reduced need for insecticides? This presentation reveals the multi-layered connections between pollen, nectar, and a parade of unsung insect heroes that keep pests in check.