Ontario Commercial Arborist Association meets Friday, March 24

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.

To Register, Click HERE

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

Survey Says?

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)

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