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AGM 2018 Sept 20 to 21 2018, Ingersoll ON Details to come

AGM 2017 Information below

OVMA AGM and Tour Agenda Sept 19, 20, 21 2017, Holiday Inn Waterfront, Kingston ON

Tuesday afternoon Sept 19  Optional Golf game – contact Geoff Gordon


Tuesday evening Sept 19

Welcome Reception, Hotel TDB room   7 30 PM to 11 PM

Sponsored by TransCanada Pipelines

Wednesday Sept 2o      Breakfast sponsored by Univar ES and Dow Agro

8:00 AM               Welcome and announcements

8:15                        Poison Parsnip – Eastern Ontario Panel discussion    120 minutes

Preface – Nancy Cain – what is poison Parsnip  5 min.

Dr. Paula Stewart Lanark and Grenville Health Unit  25 min

Genevieve Raymond, City of Ottawa   25 min

Janet Tysick, County of Lanark  25 min

Contractors – GreenStream, Corput and Wagar  20 minutes total

Q and A – panel and members   30 minutes


10:15                     refreshment break          Sponsored By  BASF

10:45                     PMRA  – David Quesnel

Discussion of IVM sector Review process and findings

11:15                    David Spak, Bayer ES

Herbicide Resistance in IVM

11:40                    Kyle Borrowman, Ducks Unlimited

Water chestnut – A New Invasive Aquatic Weed and its Control

12:00                    Adjourn for tour – pick up box lunch       Sponsored by  Davey Tree Experts

12:45                     bus departs hotel Bus sponsored by GreenStream Vegetation Management

1:00 to 3:45        tour sites  –  Aquatic weed management Kingston, Hydro One heavy brush cutting equipment demo, poison parsnip herbicide plots roadside Leeds and Grenville

4:30                        bus arrives Gananoque 1000 Islands cruise (private cruise)

Dinner Cruise sponsored by Dow Agro/Univar ES and Bayer ES

5:45                        dinner and drinks on board cruise

7:30                       bus departs dock for hotel




Sept. 22     Thursday morning –Breakfast sponsored by Engage Agro

8:00 AM                PR workshop – dealing with the public Patrick Langille 1.5 to 2 hours


10:00                     Refreshment break         Sponsored by Adama Agricultural Solutions

10:15                     Francine MacDonald ,MNR  Case Studies for Managing                                              Aquatic Invasive Plants in Ontario

11:00                     Martin Dovciak, SUNY Syracuse  Clean Equipment protocols to                                Manage Invasive Weeds on ROW

11:45                     OVMA AGM and results of silent auction (proceeds of auction go to our IPM study guide fund)

12:30                     adjourn and lunch on own



Got some time to spend in Kingston this afternoon? Consider one of these tours”

Old Fort Henry


Tour of the former Kingston Penitentiary


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