October 15, 2009
The schedule is ready for the 45th annual IPM Symposium in 2010.

The first event will take place on Jan. 11 at the Doubletree Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd., in Toronto, followed by the Ottawa presentation on Feb. 23 at the Travelodge at 1376 Carling Ave. On Mar. 2, London’s Best Western Lamplighter Inn will host the IPM Symposium, while the final event will take place on Mar. 9 in Barrie at the Holiday Inn on Fairview Road.

This year’s theme is Successful Plant Health Care: Roots of Success. Each symposium begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration. IPM chairman Mark Goodman will open the proceedings at 8:00 a.m. Following an update from MOE officials, a panel of lawn care operators will hold a one hour session entitled, How I Survived the Ban. Other planned sessions include The Municipal Scene, Turfgrass on Steroids, Innovative Products in the Pipeline and Your 2010 Toolbox. Proceeds from the events will go towards lawn care research, or suitable alternatives.

The cost to pre-register is $70 per person (GST included) and on-site registration is $95 (GST included). Registration closes at least one week prior to the above-noted seminar dates.

To register for the a symposium go to www.horttrades.com/ipm2010.