2017 Plant Health Care Seminar by the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association (OCAA)
OCAA’s yearly plant health care seminar is a must for OCAA members and all arborists to stay up to date with new information on pests and control methods. Speakers include Richard Wilson (OMNR), Scott Olan (OMOE), Paul Bolan (Bioforest Technologies), Anand Persad (Davey Institute) and Jack Legg (Agrifood Laboratories). Time will be provided at the end of the speakers for the group to discuss common problems, treatments, options, scouting reports etc.
The seminar will be held at the Ballantrae Community Centre located at 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville (east of Highway 48) on Friday, March 24, 2017. The seminars will run from 8 am to 5.
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The cost is $90 for OCAA members and $120 for non-members (+ HST).
Lunch is included.
Date: Friday March 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Ballantrae Community Center
5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville (east of Hwy #48)
7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Coffee
8:00 – 9:00 Richard Wilson; OMNR Representative
Status of Important Forest Pests in Ontario -2016
Oak Wilt is Coming; What Arborists Should Know and Can Do!
9:00 – 10:00 Scott Olan; MOE Representative
Pesticide Specialist; Ontario Update
10:00 -10:15 coffee break
10:15-11:00 Paul Bolan; BioForest Technologies
11:00-12:30 Anand Persad, from The Davey Institute
Emerald Ash Borer and Ash Trees; Management and Risk Updates
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (sponsored by BioForest Technologies)
1:30-2:30 Jack Legg; Agrifood Labratories
Interpreting Soil Reports
2:30 – 4:00 Anand Persad, from The Davey Institute
Cultural Practices in PHC
4:00 + Open Forum to discuss insect, disease and legislative issue in the industry (please bring your professional stories and issues)