Horticulture - Planning Today: Growing Tomorrow

March 17 & 18, 2010

 Albatross Hotel – Gander NL


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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)

Adjournment


POST-CONFERENCE PRODUCER SUPPER MEETING

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