Horticulture - Planning Today: Growing Tomorrow

March 17 & 18, 2010

 Albatross Hotel – Gander NL


Our conference was a HUGE success with 91 participants! Lots of great information and plenty of interesting discussion.

Hoping to see everyone back in 2011.


Day 1 - Wednesday March 17 2010


11:30am - 12:30pm Arrival and Registration


12:30pm - 12:40pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

Melvin Rideout - President NLHPC

Harry Harding - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister - DNR                          


12:40pm - 1:30pm Working Lunch -DNR Funding Programs 2010

- (DNR - Cost Shared Programs - Gerald Wicks / Sharon Wright)


1:30pm - 2:45pm Cooling and Storage of Fruit and Vegetables (D. McIsaac)


2:45pm - 3:15pm Atlantic Canada Pollination Issues (D. McIsaac)


3:15pm – 3:30pm Nutrition Break


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Small Acreage Application Equipment (Peter Burgess)

  Diseases in Fruit & Vegetables


4:30pm – 5:15pm Root Maggot Control (Peggy Dixon)


5:30 Cash Bar Salon ABC Second Floor

6:00pm - 7:15pm Banquet Dinner Session –Tunnel Technology & Producer’s Experience (C.Wien/P.Lomond))


7:15p.m.-7:30 p.m. Break


7:30p.m.-8:30 p.m.

·       Seed Potato Growers Initiatives (Agnes Murphy, AAFC)-Suite A

·       Blueberry Growers Initiatives (Dale MacIsaac, N.S.)

·       Organic Growers Initiatives

·       Cranberry Growers Initiatives (Dick Oram, DNR)

·       Christmas Tree Growers Initiatives (Matthew Wright)

·       Tunnel Technology Session (C.Wien)


Day 2 - Thursday March 18 2010


7:45am - 8:45am  Buffet Breakfast – Networking- Q&A Session (M. Rideout)


8:45am - 9:45am Integrated Pest Management Strategies (P. Burgess)


9:45am - 10:45am Alternative Energy Sources (Cedric MacLeod)


10:45am - 11:00am Nutrition Break


11:00am - 11:45am Marketing Trends (Diane Jebson)


11:45am - 12:00pm Obsolete Pesticide Collection (Susanne Tilley, DE)


           12:00pm - 1:30pm  Lunch Session

                                            Kathy Gillam - DNR - Food Safety Update & Retailer’s Perspective

                                            Chris Lester - Lester's Farm Market - A growing Business


1:30 pm - 2:45pm     R&D Strategy Roundtable Discussion (Facilitator - Crystal Anderson Baggs)

Invited Participants Panel


2:45pm - 3:00pm Nutrition Break


3:00pm - 4:30pm    R&D Strategy Roundtable Discussion (Facilitator - Crystal Anderson Baggs)


4:30pm - 5:00pm Closing Remarks (Otto Goulding - DNR)



5:30pm - 7pm Salon E (Melvin Rideout)