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HortSnacks-to-Go: 2016/2017 Winter Webinar Series

October 17, 2016 - The Ins and Outs of Cut Flowers on the Prairies

  • Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote tours us through Black Fox Farm & Distillery and how her family jumped into cut flowers and what they've learned along the way.
November 21, 2016 - Making Your Garden Centre 'Kiss My Aster' Proof
  • Amanda Thomsen is the renowned author, speaker, and garden diva behind the blog 'Kiss My Aster'. She looks at ways of making your garden centre Kiss My Aster-proof to ensure your clients come back year after year.
December 12, 2016 - Season Extension on the Prairies
  • Adithya Ramachandran and his wife Jennifer own Kaleidoscrop Gardens near Dundurn, SK. Adi talks about their experiences with high tunnels and season extension on the prairies.
January 16, 2017 - Carrot Crop Integrated Pest Management
  • Dr. Rick Peters of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada leads this start studded ensemble in a discussion around carrot crop management.
January 30, 2017 - Drip Irrigation Management
  • Rebecca Shortt is an Irrigation/Water Management Engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. She discusses getting the most out of your drip irrigation system, regardless of the crop.
February 27, 2017 - Small Scale Hydroponic Lettuce Production
  • Bob Purton of Kangro Gardening in Yorkton, SK. discuses his small scale hydroponic lettuce production and how they've adapted it to their market garden and greenhouse operation.
    Presentation PDF Click Here!
March 20, 2017 - Greenhouse Biocontrol Update
  • Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Buglady Consulting gives us the lowdown on what's going on in greenhouse biocontrols and some problems on the horizon.
HortSnacks-to-Go: 2015/2016 Winter Webinar Series
    These recordings have been removed! If you would like access please contact Dustin (dustin.morton@gov.ab.ca)

September 28, 2015 - Greenhouse Energy and Material Efficiency
  • Dustin Morton looks at an Alberta Agriculture and Forestry project that conducted an industry wide survey on material and energy use in the greenhouse sector.
October 19, 2015 - Hydroponic Strawberry Production
  • Dr. Chieri Kubota and Mark Kroggel share some of their research in this growing area of production.
November 16, 2015 – Ecobuffers for Shelterbelt Replacement
  • Grace Fedak examines the use of ecobuffers on her former strawberry farm and how they’ve replaced traditional shelterbelts.
December 14, 2015 - Greenhouse Ornamental Diagnostics
  • Jim Faust delves into the weird, wild, and wonderful world of ornamental diagnostics.
January 18, 2016 - Educating and Dealing with Difficult Customers
  • Christie Pollack shares her wealth of knowledge in the area of customer service and alignment with your business.
March 3, 2016 - Developing On-Farm Trials
  • Dr. Laura Van Eerd discusses how to develop trials on your farm and then differentiate good data from bad.
March 21, 2016 - Encouraging Beneficials in Your Field
  • Dr. Ken Fry takes us on a tour of the world of beneficial insects and how best to get them into your field.
    Presentation PDF Click Here!

HortSnacks-to-Go: 2014/2015 Winter Webinar Series
    These recordings have been removed! If you would like access please contact Dustin (dustin.morton@gov.ab.ca)

October 20, 2014 - Communication Plans in Farm Direct Marketing
  • Megan Madden discusses the importance of communication in farm direct marketing and different methods to engage with your clients.
November 17, 2014 - Vegetable Wash Water Treatment and Recycling
  • Keith Warriner and Richard Zytner discuss their work in wash water treatment and a couple of case studies utilizing this cutting edge research.
December 15, 2014 - Crop Adapted Spraying and Advances in Sprayer Technology
  • Jason Deveau discusses advances in sprayer technology in horticultural crops, as well as his work in crop adapted spraying.
January 19, 2015 - Strawberry Field Fatigue and Your Operation
  • Kevin Schooley on strawberry field fatigue in multi-year plantings and how it can affect your bottom line.
February 9, 2015 - Aeroponic Seed Potato Project Wrap-up
  • Michele Konschuh discusses her aeroponic seed potato project and the impact it could have on the industry.
March 16, 2015 - Cultivation, Crop Rotation, Cover Crops and the Weed Seedbank: A Systems Approach to Weed Management
  • Eric Gallandt discusses how different techniques can be leveraged in weed control in horticultural production in Alberta.
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This information published to the web on August 19, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 21, 2017.