R&I staff member, Christine George, presenting at Grower Day in June

On June 20, Christine George, Research Lead with the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC), will be presenting at Grower Day.

From 3 to 3:30 p.m., she will present on “Novel media amendments: How well can they reduce fertilizer use?”. The presentation will summarize NC HESIC’s recent projects, which studied potential fertilizer reduction using various media amendments, all of which are produced in Southern Ontario. Reducing the use of fertilizer usage should be of concern to all growers, particularly with the rising costs of fertilizers around the world. Christine will discuss proven innovative ways in which growers can reduce fertilizer usage without compromising crop yield.

Held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre in St. Catharines, this one-day event features a powerhouse line-up of industry leaders sharing their expertise on cultivation, production, and business management.

In addition, exhibiting on the trade show floor will be the Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN), a Niagara College-led consortium of academic research institutions supporting the research needs of greenhouse and related technology businesses through applied projects.

Visit the Grower Day website to register to attend and to see the full schedule.