February 15, 2009
Despite the proposed Ontario ban on pesticides, there is still a strong need for professional services. The IPM Symposium has been helping green industry pros grow healthy landscapes since 1965. The 2009 edition will feature the latest research, products, ideas and strategies, including reports from OMAFRA and the MOE.

Some of the subjects scheduled are: Violet Van Wassenaer of the Ministry of the Environment on the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, 2008, alternative pest controls, best overseeding and top dressing techniques, turf nutrient management, organic dandelion weed control.

The schedule includes:
Tues., Feb. 24 in Ottawa, Travelodge Hotel, 1376 Carling Ave.
Tues., Mar. 3 in London, Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd.
Tues., Mar. 10 in Barrie, Holiday Inn, 20 Fairview Rd.
Wed., Mar. 11 in Toronto, Doubletree Hotel Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Rd.

Early registration is $65, and $85 at the door. The symposia begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. For online registration, go to www.horttrades.com. Net proceeds are donated directly to IPM research. Certificates for pre-registered attendees are available at the end of the day. The program sponsor is Turf Revolution.

For further information, please contact Kathy McLean at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 306, or kathym@landscapeontario.com. Net proceeds are donated directly to IPM research.