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HortSnacks-to-Go: 2017/2018 Winter Webinar Series

Clicking on the link of webinars which have already taken place will take you to the recording. Clicking on ones that have not yet taken place will take you to the registration page for that webinar. You must register seperately for each webinar!

October 16, 2017 - Prairie Hardy Fruit Breeding

  • Dr. Bob Bors is an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan where his research focuses on prairie hardy fruit breeding. He'll be discussing some of the new haskap varieties they're working on and new innovations in the pipeline.
October 30, 2017 - Eye-Tracking Technology & Garden Centre Marketing
  • Dr. Behe is a professor at Michigan State University and will be discussing the practical implications of her research using eye tracking technology in garden centres and how owners and operators can capitalize on it.
November 20, 107 - Using Biocontrols in Field Scale Fruit and Vegetable Crops
  • Ron Valentin is Bioline AgroSciences technical lead for North American and will be discussing how other areas of the world are using biological controls in field scale vegetable and fruit crops and how Alberta producers can take advantage of this growing area.
December 18, 2017 - Soil Fertility and Soil Health
  • Crop fertility is a balancing game; soil fertility, fertigation, top dressing, foliar fertilizer, the list goes on. Dr. Congreves research focuses on soil health and fertility and she’ll break down each of these and how best to manage your crops growth.
January 15, 2017 - Challenges and Successes of Larger-Scale Greenhouses in Alberta
  • Eric Doef is the second generation of growers at Doef’s Greenhouses in Lacombe, Alberta. Doef’s own an 11 acre state of the art greenhouse in Alberta and will talk about the challenges and success of growing at that size in the Alberta climate.
January 29, 2017 - Season Extension = Sustainable Farm (Recording - coming soon)
  • Dawn Boileau and her partner Kate own and operate Sunrise Gardens in Onoway. Dawn and Kate have invested heavily into season extension and Dawn will discuss how this has allowed them to shrink their acreage while still sustaining the farm.
February 12, 2017 - Creating a Leaderful Good Food Movement in Detroit
  • Davita Davison (FoodLab Detroit) shares her insights on the process and evolution of creating a good food movement in Detroit.
March 12, 2017 - Crunching the Numbers on Biocontrols in Bedding Plant Production
  • Graeme Murphy is an advocate for biocontrol solutions for common pest problems and will focus on the cost and economics of biocontrol in bedding plant production.
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.
Previous Years Webinars

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!
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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