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Speaker Program - Thursday

2021 Program Highlights

The 2021  Canadian Greenhouse Conference will bring the experts to you!

Stay tuned - we will begin populating this program page shortly.  

Paid registration is required to access the live sessions (Oct. 6 & 7), supplementary resources, New Product Display and post-show recordings. 

Sessions will be recorded and available on the virtual conference platform for 90 days. A full-access registration will be required to log on to the platform after October 7.  Registration will remain open until January 6, 2022 and you may upgrade your basic registration at any time. 


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Zamir Punja, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

Emerging Diseases of Cannabis & Management Approaches

Which diseases are currently affecting the cannabis industry in North America and effective strategies to mitigate their damage.

Don't miss this presentation and other important information in the Cannabis Production session on Thursday afternoon


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Sonia Benoit, Cascades

Shedding Light on Sustainable Packaging

What you need to know when looking for a packaging solution to lower your environmental footprint.

Check out the Sustainability Session on Thursday afternoon.







Thursday, October 7th

View the program in a printable, easy-to-read chart format 

Thursday Morning Concurrent Sessions

9 am - 11 am


Generously sponsored by  sollum logo

Suthaparan Aruppillai

Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ås, Norway



Potential and Pitfalls of Optical Radiation (UV-visible and infrared) in Management of Powdery Mildew and Gray Mold

Rose Labbe

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada,
Harrow, ON


Optimizing Orius Performance in Greenhouses

Sarah Jandricic

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Vineland, ON


Going Towards the Light: Mass trapping and LED lights

 *Approximately 30 minute presentations

 This session sponsored by:   westbrook logo

Roger Kehoe

 Vegetative Propagation

Jerry Gorchels

PanAmerican Seed Co.

Getting the Most Out of Germination


Sarah Miner

Roelands Plant Farm
Lambton Shores, ON

Biosecurity in Plant Propagation


Erik Runkle

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  USA

Light Quality Regulates Growth of Young Plants

 *30 minute presentations


Heike Scholz-Döbelin

IPM Specialist,
Chamber of Agriculture, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Experience with ToBRFV in Germany: infestation, eradication & prevention

Trevor Charles

Metagenom Bio Life Science Inc. University of Waterloo, ON

Healthy Hydroponics: A new microbiome surveillance service for food safety & crop protection

Bri-Anna Jaksic

IPM Scoutek
Windsor, ON

IPM Technology Enables IPM Strategy


Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

12 pm - 1 pm EST
2 pm - 4 pm EST




This session generously sponsored by:  proven winners logo


Diane Blazek

All-American Selections & National Garden Bureau 




Program & Resources to Help Garden Centres SELL MORE PLANTS




Kerry Meyer

Proven Winners


 *30 minute presentations


This session generously sponsored by     Farm Credit Canada Logo



Highlights from the 2021

Research Poster Session


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This session generously sponsored by:  plant products logo

Brittany Harris

Plant Products
Leamington, ON

Successful IPM in Greenhouse Strawberries: Thrips strategies

Chieri Kubota

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Overview of Greenhouse Strawberry Production Technologies


Rose Labbe

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, ON

Greenhouse Buzziness Potential: Using bee vectoring to suppress pests on greenhouse strawberries


Peter Melis

Proefcentrum Hoogstraten, Belgium


Optimal Lighting Strategy for Winter Strawberry Cultivation in Belgium

*30 minute presentations


 This session generously sponsored by:   GGS logo        

Rodd Gibson

Jeffery’s Greenhouses,
St. Catharines, ON


Automation at Jeffery’s Greenhouses

Leigh Coulter

GGS Structures Inc.,
Beamsville, ON


Brian Lynch

Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, ON


Automated Cucumber Harvesting

Warren Russel

Carson, CA


Nanobubble Water Treatment Technology for Better Yields



This session generously sponsored by:  koppert logo

Youbin Zheng,

University of Guelph, ON

Improving Cannabis Yield & Potency


Kevin Cullem,

Koppert Biological Systems,
Scarborough, ON


Bill Van Heyst,

University of Guelph, ON

Vicki Hilborn,

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs, Guelph, ON

Addressing Odour, Light & Noise Nuisances from Cannabis Production


Zamir Punja

Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, BC


Emerging Diseases of Cannabis & Management Approaches

*30 minute presentations


Looking for a presentation from our past conference?  Please note that not all speakers allow their work to be posted.

2020 Canadian Greenhouse Conference Presentations

2019 Canadian Greenhouse Conference Presentations

2018 Canadian Greenhouse Conference Presentations