The key to turf IPM is the use of cultural practices that optimize growth of grasses and minimize conditions favorable to pest insects, weeds, or pathogens. Landscape Ontario's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium has been a uniquely respected event since 1965. Attendees will earn 6 CECs from the IPM Council of Canada.
DOORS OPEN 7:30 AM!
Coffee will be hot and ready so get your seat and get ready for 1st session at 8:00 AM.
$160 a ticket (for a Member or Non-Member).
Admission to Congress '18 Trade Show Exhibits and the Tailgate Party is included in registration prices. The Congress Conference and other special events are a separate fee.
**PLEASE NOTE ALL PROGRAMS RUNNING AS SCHEDULED DESPITE INCLEMENT WEATHER.
Refunds will not be issued, so please send a representative in your place if you cannot attend.
Weather has become more extreme; summers are hotter, winters are colder, and storms provide more moisture in shorter amounts of time. The desired explanation is to point solely to the concept of global warming to explain every inconvenient climactic change. This is understandable, for global warming has the potential to be controlled. Natural climate is uncontrollable. El Niño continues to affect insect and disease activity. So how do business professionals in the landscape industry take their controllable talents and succeed against the rising difficulties of natural climate? Preparation. James Garriss III will provide insight on the short and long-term climate trends that are impacting weather, and what to expect in the near future. This information will allow professionals to be proactive instead of reactive to upcoming weather events, and address the challenges and opportunities the climate presents for turfgrass and related industries.
presented by | JAMES J. GARRISS
Emerald ash borers and Asian long-horned beetles: which plants are affected and which are not? What will rose rosette affect – how about plum black knot – bacterial fireblight – Bot rot? Is American beech affected by the beech blight aphid and European beech by the woolly beech aphid – or is it the other way around? Does pine wood nematode affect native plants more than non-natives, or how about bronze birch borer? And why are black walnuts, a native plant, devastated by a native insect/fungus combination? Developing a knowledge portfolio of which pests affect what plants and keeping straight relationships of plants to each other is a key first step in plant health management and integrated pest management efforts. Let us discuss and learn together such relationships, using specific examples and fundamental generalizations.
presented by | JIM CHATFIELD, M.S.
This session will discuss current plant health issues on some of our common landscape trees such as environmental stress, diseases, and insect pest issues. Jen will also discuss the various ways to diagnose tree health issues.
presented by | JENNIFER LLEWELLYN, B.Sc. M.Sc.
Cost of lunch included with registration.
Scott Olan from the MOECC will provide inspection, exemption and compliance updates from the Ministry. He will include details on items professionals may be unsure of to help applicators understand the rules and prepare them to pass inspection.
presented by | SCOTT OLAN, B.Sc. (Agri)
Join Kellie as she highlights the top three, priority invasive plants impacting landscape professionals, specifically the turf grass industry. She will review how to identify them, their impacts, and most importantly how to properly control them in a safe and effective manner.
presented by | KELLIE SHERMAN
Greenscapes significantly enhance our built environments. Apart from the aesthetic value turf brings to cityscapes, it can aid establishment of other plant species within the landscape and deliver broader environmental benefits that help mitigate effects of climate change. From the humble lawn and beyond, turfgrasses are part of the solution. Selection of new species for challenging environments and anticipated changes in weather patterns, methods to promote establishment and performance, all play a role in ensuring that turf is no longer the forgotten hero. Michael will include an update on turf trials, effects of biostimulants and a brief review of the benefits of turf in the urban environment.
presented by | DR. MICHAEL BROWNBRIDGE, PH.D.
Includes a Grand Prize Draw. Must be present to win.
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Net proceeds from the IPM Symposium are donated to lawn care research or a suitable alternative.