Learn. Experience. Connect. Industry-leading workshops for landscape, turf, tree, greenhouse, nursery and garden centre professionals. Plus a 240 booth tradeshow!
NOVEMBER 13 &â€ˆ14, 2014
Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands,â€ˆEdmonton, AB
Register online (conference only): http://2014gisc.eventbrite.ca www.greenindustryshow.com 1-800-378-3198
You’re invited to join us at our Annual Live & Silent Auction Presented by:
Landscape Alberta Nursery Growers Group
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Coast Edmonton Plaza, 10155 - 105 Street - Valley Ballroom Join in the fun at this year’s auction Hot hors d’oeuvres, carving station and cash bar Everyone welcome - this event is free to attend!
Proceeds go toward horticultural research programs and projects
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oin us! We invite you to attend the 2014 Green Industry Show and Conference (GISC). The schedule is full of new concepts, ideas and practical tips to implement in your daily business operation!
Whether you are an employee, own your own business, a student or have a special interest in the industry, this conference will offer you insight for technical and business planning with educational sessions, regulatory updates, interaction with industry suppliers and networking with industry peers.
This is your opportunity to attend the 2014 Green Industry Show and Conference. Learn, Experience and Connect!
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Dates and Times
November 13 & 14, 2014 Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands Conference Thursday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Trade Show Thursday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Continuing Education Credits
All conference sessions qualify for continuing education units for renewing Landscape Industry Certied designations.
This symbol denotes credits are available at a particular session for Alberta Environment’s pesticide applicator license renewal. This symbol denotes credits are available for ISA Continuing Education Units.
Schedule At-a-Glance ..........................................4 Thursday, November 13 Workshops ....................6 Friday, November 14 Workshops .........................8 How to Register....................................................13 Registration Form.................................................14 General Sessions.................................................16 Speaker Biographies............................................17 Hotel Information..................................................21 Meetings and Events............................................22 Exhibitor List.........................................................25
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Wednesday, November 12 (Pre-conference events)
Garden Centre Bus Tour Pick up at 9:00 am at Executive Royal Inn, 8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc Landscape Alberta Nursery Growers Annual Auction 7:00 pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel, 10155 - 105 Street, Edmonton
Thursday, November 13 Time
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration, coffee and refreshments
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Greenhouse & Garden Centres Workshop Giving Your Business Roots, Blooms and Wings, Bill McCurry
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Landscape Contractors Workshop Are You a Fierce Competitor?, Bill Arman & Ed Laflamme
Arborist Workshop Conservation Arboriculture and Tree Risk Assessment, and A View from the Top of the Redwood Forest, Philip van Wassenaer Landscape Alberta Nursery Growers Group Meeting Anyone may attend
10:30 am - 4:30 pm GREEN INDUSTRY SHOW - HALL E 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Landscape Industry Certified Exams
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AGGA Annual General Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
STOPDED General Meeting
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AGGA Awards Dinner Registration Options
Your best deal is a Full Conference Pass!
Includes: Early morning refreshments, one workshop of your choice on Thursday, November 13 and one workshop of your choice plus access to all General Sessions on Friday, November 14.
Or... select an individually priced workshop or a General Sessions pass. Trade show entry is included with any conference registration. See registration form on pages 14 - 15.
Thank You to our Workshop Sponsors:
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Friday, November 14 Time
7:30 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 9:30 am 9:45 am - 10:45 am 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration, coffee and refreshments
All Sectors Workshop Recruiting Programs that Work: How to Attract and Land the Best Employees, Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme
Greenhouse & Garden Centres Workshop What Happens When People & Plants Get Confused, Dr. Mirza Thriving Not Surviving in a Big Box World, Jerry Montgomery Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management Workshop Dr. Christopher Murray, Jim Ross, Tim Tripp and Dr. Michael Brownridge Arborist and Nursery Growers Workshop Tree Pest Management, Mike Jenkins, Dr. Barry Lyons, Troy Kimoto and Dr. Ken Fry Greenhouse Growers Workshop Research and development updates from Alberta scientists Gorgeous Garden Grasses Kelly Storm
Botanic Gardens around the World Jane Reksten
GREEN INDUSTRY SHOW - HALL E
Green Roofs: Learning from the Challenges Gord Koch
Landscape Alberta Sod Growers Group Annual Meeting
GS Denotes a General Session
All conference sessions qualify for continuing education units for renewing Landscape Industry Certified designations. This symbol denotes one or more credits available at a particular session for Alberta Environment’s pesticide applicator license renewal. This symbol denotes that credits are available for ISA Continuing Education Units.
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Thursday, November 13
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Landscape Contractors Workshop
Speakers: Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme
Are You a Fierce Competitor? Does this sound familiar? • It feels like our services are becoming more and more a commodity. • How can my company enjoy success in today’s market? • Why do some companies still struggle while others are doing quite well? • Why am I working longer and harder and making less money?
This workshop will focus on the 10 traits that you and your organization need to learn, practice and excel at to become a Fierce Competitor. Learn what it takes to lead an organization to success in today’s world. • How to best position yourselves to find, attract, keep and grow the right customer • Learn how other companies are successfully dealing with the same issues you have • Build a solid game plan to start, improve or adjust a fierce competitor trait • Learn what milestones are critical to success and how you stack up to industry standards • Identify your organization’s weak areas that need attention and tuning up
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Greenhouse & Garden Centres Workshop
Speaker: Bill McCurry
Giving Your Business Roots, Blooms and Wings There are many factors in the successful growing of plants. Your business is the same. Ignore any one aspect and the plant will wither. This session will identify different ways to fertilize your business for growth, maximum color and optimal harvest. Use these tools to grow your business to its maximum potential. • Local to Global. What are others doing to get bigger yields and longer revenue seasons? • Pruning Your Business. We know it doesn’t hurt a tree to be properly pruned. Learn how your business can withstand fiercer storms and yield more fruit with careful pruning. • What’s That Worth? Proper pricing is the difference between sustainable revenues and a wasted season. • What about next season? Traditional customers are aging. Younger people can be your customers when you know what they are interested in and how to reach them. Understand what you can do to capture this audience. • Is my organization rootbound? Who leads my company tomorrow? When 6 | 2014 GISC
is the business fully flowering and when are your successors ready to take responsibility? Marketing Idea Exchange. We will unlock the best marketing ideas of 2014 that you can use to make 2015 your most fruitful year yet.
Trade Show Floor Walkabout: Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to walk the trade show floor and participate in a round table session with Bill McCurry following his presentation. Space is limited. A sign-up sheet will be available onsite, the day of the workshop. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Arborists Workshop
Speaker: Philip van Wassenaer
Conservation Arboriculture and Tree Risk Assessment This presentation examines aspects of tree morphology, aging, survival strategies, co-evolution and micro-ecology and veteran tree management techniques. A review of veteran/heritage trees from around the world will be presented to demonstrate how old trees are safely maintained in the landscape. We will also explore tree risk assessment methods and discuss how these can be applied to the management of aging urban trees to balance ecological values with human aesthetics and safety issues.
A View from the Top of the Redwood Forest The redwood forests of coastal California are a unique environment, found nowhere else on Earth. These forest giants are also arks of biodiversity, and can teach us many lessons about the lives of trees and other organisms. This presentation draws from lessons learned during a climbing expedition with Dr. Steve Sillett, the foremost redwood researcher in the world, during which the team used sonic tomography to assess the level of internal decay in the highest reaches of the redwoods.
Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association
Thursday November 13, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event will take place in conjunction with the 2014 Green Industry Show & Conference. Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands 116 Ave & Wayne Gretzky Drive, Edmonton, AB Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association
Advance registration is required.
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Friday, November 14
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Greenhouse & Garden Centres Workshop
What Happens When People and Plants Get Confused? Speaker: Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza When plants don’t get what they need, and people are confused about the signals they are sending, wrong decisions are made. This session will examine pH and EC and how these problems become more complicated when rusts, viruses and thrips appear. Dr. Mirza will also talk about the problems growers faced during the 20132014 season and guide you through problem-solving strategies.
Thriving Not Surviving in a Big Box World Speaker: Jerry Montgomery Learn the strengths and weaknesses of big box stores and what your business can do to become a special destination for your customers. Discuss the issues and challenges that your business currently faces and discuss strategies and tactics that you can use to thrive in the industry. You will leave this workshop with more self confidence in your ability to grow your business in the face of increasing competition. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop
What is the Risk to Runoff Water Quality Posed by Fertilization of Turfgrass? Speaker: Dr. Chris Murray What do studies of turfgrass fertilization show us about the effect of runoff and water quality? Many communities are starting to ban fertilizer use – are they justified in taking this action? Dr. Murray will examine the results of his literature reviews on runoff in the urban environment. What’s new at the Prairie Turfgrass Research Center (PTRC)? Speaker: Jim Ross The PTRC is the leading research facility for the management of turfgrasses on the Canadian prairies. Hear what’s new in bio-research and other novel technologies.
Innovative Turf Herbicides Speaker: Tim Tripp Fiesta lawn weed killer and Finalsan herbicidal soap provide landscape professionals with selective and non-selective weed control wherever lower-risk weed control is desired. Discuss modes of action, research results and best practices. 8 | 2014 GISC
Grass is a Wonderful Thing Speaker: Dr. Michael Brownridge Pesticide bans in parts of Canada have led to research into looking at the natural environment for insect and weed control in turf. Dr. Brownridge will present his research into alternative pest control in turfgrass. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm All Sectors Workshop
Speakers: Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme
Recruiting Programs That Work: How to Attract and Land the Best Employees Find out how to set up a comprehensive recruitment program, including how to source, screen and select the right people. Learn the 10-step process to build your organization into a "Recruiting Machine." You will learn a new way of thinking about recruiting and hiring. • Identify the right person for the job • Discover creative ways to find the right people and get them to be part of your team • Learn how to ask questions that will “root” out what you really need to know • Make your company more attractive than your competitor • Know why the first 90 days are so critical to new employees’ success
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Friday, November 14,
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Arborists &â€ˆNursery Growers Workshop
Tree Pest Management
Tree Pest Management in the City of Edmonton Speaker: Mike Jenkins An overview of current and potential insect problems, threats and solutions.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Research Speaker: Dr. Barry Lyons A review of EAB research in Canada and elsewhere with an emphasis on whether cold temperatures will have an impact on this insect.
CFIA and its Response to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Speaker: Troy Kimoto Hear how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approached EAB, regulations and its monitoring programs. Attracting the Good Bugs Speaker: Dr. Ken Fry Learn how to recruit beneficial insects in order to exploit their pollination, pest management and nutrient cycling. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Greenhouse Growers Workshop
Research and Development Updates from our Alberta Scientists
Profits from New Greenhouse Technology Speaker: Everett J. Marwood This technology offers greenhouse growers increased revenues and lower costs by adding a half acre of year-round growing space, and by replacing expensive electricity and heat with your own onsite green biomass-fueled energy power plant. Examine how this technology could add to your bottom line.
Updates from GRPC Brooks Programs and Projects Speaker: John Zhang Project updates from the Greenhouse Research and Production Complex (GRPC) in Brooks, AB including Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus and its management in Alberta Greenhouses. 10 | 2014 GISC
Installation of Automated Crop Monitoring System in Production Greenhouses Speaker: Nabeel Mohammad Learn about the crop monitoring system set up at GRPC, whether these sensors are suitable in a greenhouse, and how data derived from crop monitoring could be used to compare crops over time.
Alberta Greenhouse IPM Project Research and Development Updates Speaker: Dr. Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko Kwesiâ€™s current project objective is to increase greenhouse profitability by promoting the use of integrated pest management and stimulating continuous improvement of producersâ€™ crop practices. The project has completed a baseline survey and these results will be presented.
Disease Management for Greenhouse Crops Speaker: Dr. Jian Yang Research on disease management for greenhouse vegetables and a new filter device being developed to treat recirculated nutrient solution in hydroponic systems are a couple of the projects that are ongoing with Alberta Innovates. Results of these and other projects will be presented. Biochar: Green Industry Opportunities Speaker: Don Harfield and Jan Slaski Biochar making and use as a soil amendment has been practiced for over 2,000 years and is generating new interest in green industry applications. Hear how the Alberta Biochar Initiative is spearheading the development of commercial integration of biochar into the Alberta marketplace.
Opportunities for Integrated Greenhouse Production Speaker: Dr. Nick Savidov A bio-digestor system has been designed where all available nutrients are available for use by plants. Data will be presented on tomatoes grown in chicken manure using this system. Updates will also be provided on the aquaponics growth system as part of integrated production.
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3 options available:
1. Full Conference Pass: Includes access to one workshop of your choice on Thursday, November 13, and one workshop of your choice plus access to all General Sessions on Friday, November 14. 2. Thursday Workshop Pass: A one-day pass that gives you access to one workshop of your choice on Thursday, November 13.
3. Friday Workshop or General Sessions Pass: A one-day pass that gives you access to either one workshop of your choice or access to all of the General Sessions on Friday, November 14. All conference registrations include entry to the Trade Show.
2 ways to register:
1. Online Visit http://2014gisc.eventbrite.ca. Select the conference pass of your choice and complete the registration form. 2. Fax/Email/Mail Complete one registration form (next page) per person and return with payment to: Fax: 780-444-2152 Email: email@example.com Mail: 200, 10331-178 Street NW, Edmonton,â€ˆAB T5S 1R5
Member Rate Landscape Alberta, Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association (AGGA) and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) members are entitled to member pricing.
Early Bird prices are applicable only to registrations recieved prior to 4:00 pm October 30, 2014; after this date, standard pricing applies.
Pre-registration accepted until 4:00 pm Friday, November 7; registration after this date must be onsite.
Register before October 30 and save!
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The Green Industry Conference 2014
Please use a separate form for each person registering. Photocopy for additional forms.
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(Access to all workshops. Please make workshop selection(s) on next page. Student rate does not apply to the AGGAâ€ˆBus Tour or Dinner. Must show student ID onsite)
Member rates apply to those who are members of Landscape Alberta, the AGGA or ISA. Please check if you are a member of:
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Full Conference Pass (Please choose only one selection for each day)
Thursday ___ Landscape Contractors Workshop, Are you a Fierce Competitor? ___ Greenhouse/Garden Centres Workshop, Giving Your Business Roots, Blooms & Wings ___ Arborists Workshop, Conservation Arboriculture and Tree Risk Assessment Friday ___ All Sectors Workshop, Recruiting Programs that Work ___ Greenhouse/Garden Centres Workshop, What Happens When People and Plants get Confused; and, Thriving Not Surviving in a Big Box World ___ Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management Workshop ___ Arborist/Nursery Growers Workshop, Tree Pest Management ___ Greenhouse Growers Workshop, Research and Development Updates ___ General Sessions Only
Thursday Workshop Only (Please select one)
___ Landscape Contractors Workshop, Are you a Fierce Competitor? ___ Greenhouse/Garden Centres Workshop, Giving Your Business Roots, Blooms & Wings ___ Arborists Workshop, Conservation Arboriculture and Tree Risk Assessment
Friday Workshop Only or General Sessions (Please select one)
___ All Sectors Workshop, Recruiting Programs that Work ___ Greenhouse/Garden Centres Workshop, What Happens When People and Plants get Confused; and, Thriving Not Surviving in a Big Box World ___ Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management Workshop ___ Arborist/Nursery Growers Workshop, Tree Pest Management ___ Greenhouse Growers Workshop, Research and Development Updates OR ___ General Sessions Only Gorgeous Garden Grasses, Botanic Gardens around the World, and Green Roofs: Learning from the Challenges
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Refund policy: Registration cancellations made thirty (30) days prior to the event will be fully refunded. If less than thirty (30) days prior to the event, cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, November 6, 2014 and registration fees, less a 25% administration fee, will be refunded. Any registrations cancelled after Thursday, November 6, 2014 will not be refunded for any reason. If the event is cancelled by the Association, a full refund will be granted. A copy of our refund policy is available on request.
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General Sessions - Friday
General Sessions are open to attendees with a Full Conference pass OR those with aâ€ˆFriday Workshop Only pass.
8:30 - 9:30 am
Gorgeous Garden Grasses Speaker: Kelly Storm Sought after for numerous desirable qualities, ornamental grasses have enjoyed immense popularity in the garden. There are ornamental grasses to suit any environmental condition; the trick is to choose the right plant for the right place.
9:45 - 10:45 am
Botanic Gardens around the World Speaker: Jane Reksten Botanic gardens have a history dating back hundreds of years. Gardeners of any level and experience can benefit from visiting these amazing institutions, gaining information and inspiration. Using images from her visits to botanic gardens in places such as London, Dublin, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver, Jane will explore what makes a garden a botanic garden, and will showcase the role these gardens play for gardeners and our society.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green Roofs: Learning From the Challenges Speaker: Gord Koch In the prairie provinces, and specifically Alberta, the trend in green roof applications can still be considered in the preliminary stages, but has shown positive potential through steady growth. The benefit of green roofs are becoming well known across horticulture. Building and consulting industry sectors are contributing to many multidiscipline teams developing and implementing green roofs. As this sector moves toward maturity, there are lessons to be learned from the challenges of designing, installing and maintaining green roofs. This presentation will provide an overview of challenges that confront green roof implementation and considerations in addressing the challenges.
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Dr. Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko is a research scientist at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. He received his PhD in Agricultural Botany from the University of Reading in England. He has a multi-disciplinary background with demonstrated expertise in crop production, weed science, Integrated Pest Management and international agriculture development. His current research is on diversification in field and greenhouse crops.
Bill Arman worked for and helped grow one of the biggest landscape outfits in the US. He’s seen how the big boys do it, and how their systems and structures work. His know-how is rooted in recruiting, hiring, training and growing great people - that along with quality assurance. Bill’s sessions provide folks with practical, actionable information. His hands-on, interactive approach is fun, challenging, and leaves participants with specific items they can take back to their organization and use.
Dr. Michael Brownridge received his Bachelor and PhD degrees from the University of Newcastle, Faculty of Agriculture. In 2009, he joined the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre as Research Director in Horticultural Production Systems. Dr. Brownridge oversees four research programs while maintaining active research focused on the development of bio-control tools and their integration into production systems in turfgrass and greenhouse crops.
Dr. Ken Fry, Coordinator for the Horticulture Program and Entomology Instructor at Olds College, has been involved in insect pest management research, teaching and extension for 25 years, including nine years as a research scientist at the Alberta Research Council. His research is focused on biological control of insect pests and integrated pest management.
Don Harfield is the leader of the Thermochemical Processing Team as part of Bioresource Technologies located in Vegreville, and is a researcher at Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. His focus is on research and development projects related to carbon-based specialty products including biochar. Don is technical lead for the Alberta Biochar Initiative and is on the advisory board for the International Biochar Initiative.
Mike Jenkins is a Biological Sciences Technician for the City of Edmonton Pest Management Laboratory. He has been splashing in puddles and collecting weird bugs in this position for more than 20 years, first as a student and later as supervisor. Although the lab is probably most famous for monitoring mosquito populations, one of their primary tasks is trapping and surveying to detect invasive species that could harm our urban forest.
Troy Kimoto works for the CFIA where he has been a Forest Pest Survey Biologist for the past 12 years. He's been involved in developing survey procedures for EAB and other non-indigenous forest pests such as the Asian Long-horned Beetle and Thousand Cankers Disease. 2014 GISC | 17
Gord Koch is an Instructor at the Olds College School of Animal Sciences and Horticulture and is in his 14th year delivering courses in the management, design and implementation of traditional and sustainable landscape applications. Prior to joining Olds College, he spent 25 years managing the design and installation of large-scale public and commercial landscape projects. Gord has been an accredited Green Roof Professional since 2009.
Ed Laflamme started his business in 1971 with $700 he borrowed from his mom. He turned that into a multi-million dollar company before selling it in 1999. As a long-time owner he has made enough mistakes to qualify him to help most folks avoid making the same ones (or worse). He understands your frustrations, worries and concerns. Ed is co-founder of The Harvest Group and his latest venture, The Harvest Way Academy, is an online resource for business owners and managers. Ed is also recognized as a Landscape Industry Certified Manager.
Dr. Barry Lyons is a Research Scientist with Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. He obtained his PhD in Entomology from the University of British Columbia. Barry has been investigating the biology of the Emerald Ash Borer beginning shortly after its discovery in Canada in 2002. His recent research focuses on the biology and biological control of this invasive insect.
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Everett Marwood holds a BASc degree from the University of Waterloo. He is now a Calgarybased investor and entrepreneur, and is very excited to speak on green technology and promising profits that will evolve from the Algae AquaCulture Technology refinery developed in Whitefish, Montana.
Bill McCurry has a candid and fact-based approach to reality. His sessions are full of real world applicability expressed with lively humor and enthusiasm. Billâ€™s background includes being CEO of 17 retail locations and 225 employees, coâ€?author of four business books, business radio talk show host, columnist for Green Profit Magazine and frequent speaker at leading horticultural events.
Dr. Moyhuddin Mirza retired from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development in October 2008. He is now a consultant for the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association (AGGA) for education and extension. He continues to write for the AGGA newsletter and maintains an active interest in the development of the greenhouse industry.
Jerry Montgomery operates Montgomery Consulting Services, a firm that works exclusively in ornamental horticulture supply chain. His career has allowed him to work with growers, distributors and breeders, giving him a broad perspective of the supply chain. Jerry uses his experiences in the various segments of the industry, combined with his vast exposure to retail, to develop strategies used to compete successfully in a changing retail environment.
Nabeel Mohammad works with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) as an irrigation specialist and project lead with the greenhouse program at CDC South in Brooks. Nabeel has conducted applied research projects in aquaponics and substrates trials, and irrigation and nutrient management focusing on achieving results on growing healthy plants. He received his MSc Horticulture degree from the University of Baghdad in 1988.
Dr. Christopher Murray has more than 14 years experience in the study of water quality and the interaction of water with materials. He has undertaken studies on the impact of nutrients on surface and groundwater quality, on technology aimed at removing dissolved and suspended pollutants from stormwater and wastewater, and on the impact of different soil amendment products on agricultural runoff.
Jane Reksten is currently the Manager of the Botanic Gardens and Greenhouses at Olds College. She received her BA from the University of Victoria in Microbiology and Environmental Studies. After five years in the landscape maintenance industry, she joined the Calgary Zoo and Botanical Gardens, first as Schoolyard Naturalization Project leader, and later as Botanical Education Coordinator and Manager of Continuing Education.
Jim Ross has been the Research Manager for the turfgrass section at Olds College since 1991. Prior to Jimâ€™s arrival, a research partnership with the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation was developed and this long standing partnership has ensured that Olds College is the home for turfgrass research in Western Canada. Jim has been responsible for business operations, and the planning and implementation of various research areas that include: stress physiology, pathology, weed studies and varietal trials.
Dr. Nick Savidov, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in agro-ecosystems. He was the first researcher to suggest using carbonized agricultural by-products, known as biochar, as a soilless medium for greenhouse production. Nick continues his research in the Bio-Industrial Opportunities Branch as a Senior Research Scientist developing advanced agricultural systems based on water and nutrient recycling for commercial growers.
Dr. Jan J. Slaski is a Senior Researcher and a Program Leader with the Bioresource Technologies Unit of Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures in Vegreville. He obtained his MSc in plant physiology from the Warsaw Agricultural University and PhD in Agronomy from the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute in Poland. His current research is focused on developing technologies applicable to adaptation of the agriculture industry to changing environmental trends.
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Kelly Storm has been an instructional assistant with the Olds College Horticulture School since 1995, and has been studying and growing ornamental grasses in Zone 2 & 3 locations. In her spare time she is the business manager of a commercial greenhouse growing custom containers, annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses.
Tim Tripp has been involved with turfgrass as a student, researcher, educator and now as a sales representative. In 2011 he took the position of Canadian Product Manager for Neudorff North America. This position was created as a result of the success of Fiesta lawn weed killer in Ontario. Timâ€™s goal is to foster growth in the turfgrass industry by means of a high quality, low risk approach to pest control products.
Philip van Wassenaer, BSc Environmental Sciences, Master of Forest Conservation, is the principal consultant for Urban Forest Innovations, Inc., which specializes in the preservation, enhancement, and management of the urban forest using a research and science-based approach. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a member of ASCA, and a Past President and Director of the Ontario Urban Forest Council.
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Dr. Jian Yang has over 25 years of experience in plant pathology, working mainly on canola and greenhouse vegetable diseases. Her other projects include plant disease diagnosis, greenhouse vegetables and turf diseases, and biochar as greenhouse growing media. She obtained a BAgSc from Huazhong Agricultural University in China, MSc from the University of Saskatchewan and PhD from the University of Alberta.
Dr. John Zhang received his PhD in plant pathology from Ohio State University. He works as senior manager, Director of Greenhouse Branch for Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Dr. Zhang has held a number of greenhouse management and executive positions in greenhouses throughout North America. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, and sits on a number of advisory committees for greenhouse production, management, and research and technology development.
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The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel 10155 - 105 Street NW, Edmonton, AB Rates from: $149.00 Comfort Room $159.00 Superior Room $179.00 Suites
Taxes not included. Based on single occupancy. Additional guest $10.00/night.
Includes full hot breakfast and parking for registered guests. 1/2 block north of Transit station - 18 minutes by train to Expo Centre OR 15 minutes by car.
Reservations: Toll Free: 1-800-663-1144 Online: http://coa.st/ql8e Group Code: CEP-GFC13071
Shuttle Service will be available between the Coast Edmonton Plaza and the Edmonton EXPO Centre (Thursday & Friday at select times)
Cut-off for room rate: Friday, October 11, 2014 Rooms and rates are only guaranteed up to the cut-off date shown.
Enter to win one of three eReaders! Pick up a Trade Show passport, visit all participating exhibitors and enter the draw!
Passports available at the Registration Desk or at Landscape Alberta Booth 140. Each prize valued at approximately $200.00, Device shown is for illustration purposes only.
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Meetings & Events
Garden Centre Bus Tour Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (all day) Tour Bus Hosts: Dr. Mirza and Bill McCurry For details visit www.greenindustryshow.com and click on Conference Information. Pre-registration required. See page 14 to register.
Landscape Alberta Nursery Growers Annual Auction November 12, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, 10155 – 105 Street, Edmonton - Valley Ballroom Everyone welcome – this event is free to attend! Landscape Alberta Nursery Growers Group Meeting November 13, 2014 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, Room 109 Edmonton Expo Centre Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exams November 13, 2014 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 109 Edmonton Expo Centre AGGA Annual General Meeting November 13, 2014 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 108 Edmonton Expo Centre STOPDED General Meeting November 13, 2014 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 107 Edmonton Expo Centre
AGGA Awards Dinner November 13, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Room 104 Edmonton Expo Centre Pre- registration required. See page 14 to register.
Landscape Alberta Sod Growers Group Annual General Meeting November 14, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 101 Edmonton Expo Centre
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Best In Show
Sunshine Brands® • Inline Nurseries (2010) Inc. • Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development • DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing Ltd. • Nordic Nurseries • Eco-Flex Recycled Rubber Solutions • Enertec Mechanical • Devan Greenhouses Ltd. • Houle Country • Urban Green Produce Inc. • Ceres Industries • Ball Seed - Transplanter and Media Equipment • Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency • Diversitree Plants Inc. • Canadian Prairie Chapter, Irrigation Association • Apex Compact Tractor Solutions Ltd. • TerraLink Horticulture Inc. • Rocky Mountain Landscape Bark • Holland Imports Inc. • Larchwood Nurseries • Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development • Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply • Horta-Craft Limited • Cervus Equipment JCB of Edmonton • CORIX Water Products • Monrovia Growers • Vanstone Nurseries • Dutchman Industries Inc. • City of Edmonton Forestry, Beautification & Environmental Management • Zeller & Sons Enterprises • Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED) • Four Seasons Nursery • A.M.A. Plastics Ltd. • Carlton Plants LLC • Daylight Tree Nursery • Bailey Nurseries Inc. • Ball Horticultural Company • Blue Grass Sod Farms & Nursery • Cervus Equipment - Bobcat of Edmonton • BrettYoung • Bron & Sons Nursery Co. • Burnaby Lake Greenhouses Ltd. • Bylands Nurseries Ltd. • Frensch, C. Ltd. • Canadian Sunlight Enterprises Ltd. • Cannor Nurseries Ltd. • Cary's Ltd. Wholesale Garden Supply • Landscape Industry Certified Program – CNLA • Cheyenne Tree Farms Ltd. • Second Nature Compost - City of Edmonton • Clifty View Nursery • Coaldale Nurseries • Communities in Bloom Alberta • Crescent Garden • Dentoom's Greenhouses • Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd. • Finning (Canada) • J.C. Bakker & Sons Ltd. • Jack Van Klaveren Ltd. (JVK) • ADVANCE Nursery Co. Ltd. • Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association • Apple Creek Propagators • Atlasta Tree Nursery • Aubin Nurseries Ltd. • Henri Studio by Stonecasters LLC • Jeffries Nurseries Ltd. • Kato's Nursery (2007) Ltd. • Kehoe E q u i p m e n t Ltd./Alggin Metal Industries • L & M Sales • Lakeshore Tree Farms Ltd. • Landscape Alberta • Van Noort Bulb Company • Vanhof and Blokker Ltd. • HisTREE.net Inc. & EquipDATA Inc. • Pickseed Canada Inc. • Lawyer Nursery Inc. • Can-Cell Industries Inc. • Fisher Farms LLC • dÜmmen group • Mountain Bark Inc. • Koppert Canada Limited • Paridon Horticultural Ltd. • Parkland Nursery & Landscape Services Ltd. • Stewart Brothers Nurseries Ltd. • VRE Systems • Canadian Nursery Landscape Association • HortProtect – CNLA • Wellmaster Carts, Div. of Wellmaster Pipe & Supply Inc. • West Coast Floral Growers & Distributors Ltd. • Direct Solutions - A Division of Agrium Adv a n c e d Technologies • Purple Springs Nursery • Rick's Concrete Products/ Fountain Factory • Sester Farms Inc. • Simon Bos Nurseries Ltd. • Regency Irrigation Ltd. • Expocrete Concrete Products • Lemar Tree Spades • Linnaea Nurseries Limited • Holt Industrial • Ontario Seed Company Limited • Manderley Turf Products Inc. • Stokes Seeds Limited • Sun Gro Horticulture Inc. • Top Spray® • TWD Lawn & Garden Products • Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. • Van Belle Nursery • Florists Supply Ltd. • Martin Deerline • McKenzie Seeds • Olds College • Clearview Horticultural Products Inc. • Pacific Rim Brackets Ltd. • Pan American Nursery Products Inc. • Engage Agro • Alberta Invasive Species Council • TreeTime.ca • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures • Easy Pro Pond Products • Porous Pave Inc. • BURNCO Rock Products • deWilde's Wholesale Nurseries Inc. • Green Patch Environmental Consulting Ltd. • Garden Marketing Group • Sea Soil™ /Foenix Forest Technology Inc. • Foothills Nurseries Ltd. • Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries Ltd. • High Q Greenhouses • HJS Wholesale Ltd. • Holt Tree Spades Ltd. • J.R.T. Nurseries Inc. • Iseli Nursery • Westland Ltd. • Aris Horticultural Services – Canada • Jolly Farmer Products Inc. • Mainland Floral Distributors Ltd. • Southern Irrigation • Premier Tech Home & Garden IGC (MYKE PRO) • The Professional Gardener Co. Ltd. • Larchwood Nurseries • Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development • Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply • Horta-Craft Limited • Cervus Equipment - JCB of Edmonton • CORIX Water Products • Monrovia Growers • Vanstone Nurseries • Dutchman Industries Inc. • City of Edmonton Forestry, Beautification & Environmental Management • Zeller & Sons Enterprises • Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED) • Four Seasons Nursery • A.M.A. Plastics Ltd. • Carlton Plants LLC • Daylight Tree Nursery • Ball Horticultural Company • Blue Grass Sod Farms & Nursery • Cervus Equipment - Bobcat of Edmonton • BrettYoung • Bron & Sons Nursery Co. •
“We love to connect face-to-face with our current customers and look forward to meeting new prospects.” Sharon Johnson Howkins, Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries Ltd.
“The Green Industry Show is an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in the industry” Marina Chabbert, Top Spray
We appreciate having the opportunity to support the industry by building and creating relationships that will help grow and foster an environment of learning and mentoring within the industry.” Ellen Dyck, Purple Springs Nursery
Exhibitor List Trade Show Hours
Thursday, November 13 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday, November 14 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Admission: $10 Pre-registration is not required. Trade show admission is included with all conference registrations. www.greenindustryshow.com
A.M.A. Plastics Ltd. ADVANCE Nursery Co. Ltd. Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association Alberta Financial Services Corporation Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Alberta Invasive Species Council Apex Compact Tractor Solutions Ltd. Apple Creek Propagators Atlasta Tree Nursery Aubin Nurseries Ltd. Ball Horticultural Company Ball Seed - Transplanter and Media Equipment Blue Grass Sod Farms & Nursery BrettYoung Bron & Sons Nursery Co. Burnaby Lake Greenhouses Ltd. BURNCO Rock Products Bylands Nurseries Ltd. Canadian Nursery Landscape Association Canadian Prairie Chapter, Irrigation Association Canadian Sunlight Enterprises Ltd. Can-Cell Industries Inc. Cannor Nurseries Ltd. Carlton Plants LLC Cary's Ltd. Wholesale Garden Supply
Ceres Industries Cervus Equipment - Bobcat of Edmonton Cervus Equipment - JCB of Edmonton Cheyenne Tree Farms Ltd. City of Edmonton Forestry, Beautification & Environmental Management Clearview Horticultural Products Inc. Clifty View Nursery Coaldale Nurseries Communities in Bloom Alberta Complete Innovations Inc. CORIX Water Products Crescent Garden Daylight Tree Nursery DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing Ltd. Dentoom's Greenhouses Devan Greenhouses Ltd. deWilde's Wholesale Nurseries Inc. Direct Solutions - A Division of Agrium Advanced Technologies Diversitree Plants Inc. Drive Products d端mmen group Dutchman Industries Inc. Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd. Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply Easy Pro Pond Products Eco-Flex Recycled Rubber Solutions Edmonton Potato Growers Enertec Mechanical Engage Agro Expocrete Concrete Products Finning (Canada) Fisher Farms LLC Florists Supply Ltd. Foothills Nurseries Ltd. Four Seasons Nursery Frensch, C. Ltd. Garden Marketing Group Green Patch Environmental Consulting Ltd. Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency Henri Studio by Stonecasters LLC High Q Greenhouses
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HisTREE.net Inc. & EquipDATA Inc. HJS Wholesale Ltd. Holland Imports Inc. Holt Industrial Holt Tree Spades Ltd. Horta-Craft Limited HortProtect Insurance - CNLA Houle Country Inline Nurseries (2010) Inc. Iseli Nursery J.C. Bakker & Sons Ltd. J.R.T. Nurseries Inc. Jack Van Klaveren Ltd. (JVK) Jeffries Nurseries Ltd. Jolly Farmer Products Inc. Kato's Nursery (2007) Ltd. Kehoe Equipment Ltd./Alggin Metal Industries Koppert Canada Limited L & M Sales Lakeshore Tree Farms Ltd. Landscape Alberta Landscape Industry Certified Program - CNLA Larchwood Nurseries Lawyer Nursery Inc. Lemar Tree Spades Linnaea Nurseries Limited Lotus Equipment Ltd. Mainland Floral Distributors Ltd. Manderley Turf Products Inc. Martin Deerline McKenzie Seeds Monrovia Growers Mountain Bark Inc. Nordic Nurseries Olds College Ontario Seed Company Limited Pacific Rim Brackets Ltd. Pan American Nursery Products Inc. Paridon Horticultural Ltd. Parkland Nursery & Landscape Services Ltd. Pickseed Canada Inc. Porous Pave Inc. Premier Tech Home & Garden IGC (MYKE PRO)
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Professional Gardener Co. Ltd., The Purple Springs Nursery Regency Irrigation Ltd. Rick's Concrete Products/ Fountain Factory Rocky Mountain Landscape Bark Sea Soil™ /Foenix Forest Technology Inc. Second Nature Compost - City of Edmonton Sester Farms Inc. Simon Bos Nurseries Ltd. Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED) Southern Irrigation Specimen Trees Wholesale Nurseries Ltd. Stewart Brothers Nurseries Ltd. Stokes Seeds Limited Sun Gro Horticulture Inc. Sunshine Brands®: The Grounds Guys, The Sprinkler Guys TerraLink Horticulture Inc. Top Spray® TreeTime.ca TWD Lawn & Garden Products Urban Green Produce Inc. Valleybrook Gardens Ltd. Van Belle Nursery Van Noort Bulb Company Vanhof and Blokker Ltd. Vanstone Nurseries VRE Systems Wellmaster Carts, Div. of Wellmaster Pipe & Supply Inc. West Coast Floral Growers & Distributors Ltd. West Coast Seeds Westland Ltd. Zeller & Sons Enterprises and more ...
Exhibitor List is current as of July 31, 2014. For up-to-date list (with business web links): www.greenindustryshow.com
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