Canadian Greenhouse Conference '15, Niagara Falls

And the award for the best HortiDaily picture again goes to PlantProducts!
And the award for the best HortiDaily picture again goes to PlantProducts! ©: HD.com
Kees van Dam of KOAT completed some very nice robotic automation projects in Canada over the past few years.
Kees van Dam of KOAT completed some very nice robotic automation projects in Canada over the past few years. ©: HD.com
Luigi Pezzon of PATI greenhouse covers together with his North American distributor Antonio Gomez.
Luigi Pezzon of PATI greenhouse covers together with his North American distributor Antonio Gomez. ©: HD.com
The A.M.A. family; Rick Bradt, Kasi Coulter, Anne Marie Klaas, Connie Bradt, Shawn Mallen, John Noordam (BVB), Jannan Alles and David Steiner(Blackmore).
The A.M.A. family; Rick Bradt, Kasi Coulter, Anne Marie Klaas, Connie Bradt, Shawn Mallen, John Noordam (BVB), Jannan Alles and David Steiner(Blackmore). ©: HD.com
John Adams and Henk Verbakel of Havecon.
John Adams and Henk Verbakel of Havecon. ©: HD.com
Gary Ladouceur, Stella Thomas and Maurico Manotas of Svensson.
Gary Ladouceur, Stella Thomas and Maurico Manotas of Svensson. ©: HD.com
Arie Alblas of Roelands Plant Farms supplied a severe amount of vegetable young plants to the exhibitors.
Arie Alblas of Roelands Plant Farms supplied a severe amount of vegetable young plants to the exhibitors. ©: HD.com
Grow-Tech introduces a new orchid propagation plug.
Grow-Tech introduces a new orchid propagation plug. ©: HD.com
Eric Waterman and Jamie Chittum of Grow-Tech.
Eric Waterman and Jamie Chittum of Grow-Tech. ©: HD.com
The Berger family!
The Berger family! ©: HD.com
Derek Pollon of Visser NA and Justin Vanderputten of NewLux.
Derek Pollon of Visser NA and Justin Vanderputten of NewLux. ©: HD.com
The show just opened, but the aisles were quite full already.
The show just opened, but the aisles were quite full already. ©: HD.com
Energy consultant David Arkell of 360 Energy.
Energy consultant David Arkell of 360 Energy. ©: HD.com
Robert Gibson, Juan Gonzalez and Pieter Kwakernaak of Hoogendoorn North America.
Robert Gibson, Juan Gonzalez and Pieter Kwakernaak of Hoogendoorn North America. ©: HD.com
Vincent van den Dool of T.C. van den Dool is about to raise the height of the first greenhouse in Leamington.
Vincent van den Dool of T.C. van den Dool is about to raise the height of the first greenhouse in Leamington. ©: HD.com
Also the team from Intergrow Greenhouse in New York were present; Dirk Biemans, Kris Gibson, Mario van Logten and Mark Manacle.
Also the team from Intergrow Greenhouse in New York were present; Dirk Biemans, Kris Gibson, Mario van Logten and Mark Manacle. ©: HD.com
Rafael Lacaz Ruiz and Yolanda Przytocki of De Ruiter Seeds won the award for the best booth in the starting material category.
Rafael Lacaz Ruiz and Yolanda Przytocki of De Ruiter Seeds won the award for the best booth in the starting material category. ©: HD.com
Merijn Kuiper and Rob van Hulzen of WPS together with Harald Buitenweg of Stolze.
Merijn Kuiper and Rob van Hulzen of WPS together with Harald Buitenweg of Stolze. ©: HD.com
Father and son Theo and Matthieu van de Sande are now both with LED manufacturer Illumitex.
Father and son Theo and Matthieu van de Sande are now both with LED manufacturer Illumitex. ©: HD.com
Alejandro Arguello, Yurij Duda and Eric Schmidt with Argus Controls.
Alejandro Arguello, Yurij Duda and Eric Schmidt with Argus Controls. ©: HD.com
Jorien Schouten of Sudlac visiting her Canadian distributor Sun Parlour Growers Supply.
Jorien Schouten of Sudlac visiting her Canadian distributor Sun Parlour Growers Supply. ©: HD.com
Dave Wilding and Jorge Escobar of Millenniumsoils Coir.
Dave Wilding and Jorge Escobar of Millenniumsoils Coir. ©: HD.com
Tomato grower Hilco Tamminga of Truly Green in Chatham-Kent was also present at the show together with his companion Greg De Vries (not on the picture)
Tomato grower Hilco Tamminga of Truly Green in Chatham-Kent was also present at the show together with his companion Greg De Vries (not on the picture) ©: HD.com
Nico van der Spek and Marcel Hoek of Hortus Supplies International, for the first time exhibiting in Niagara Falls.
Nico van der Spek and Marcel Hoek of Hortus Supplies International, for the first time exhibiting in Niagara Falls. ©: HD.com
Hydroponic greenhouse consultant Jack Pomp from Kingsville.
Hydroponic greenhouse consultant Jack Pomp from Kingsville. ©: HD.com
Cucumber growers Billy Martens and Jan Chechalk of W.Martens Greenhouses.
Cucumber growers Billy Martens and Jan Chechalk of W.Martens Greenhouses. ©: HD.com
Rob Brinkert and Annelies & Cees de Groot of Plantech Control Systems in Vineland.
Rob Brinkert and Annelies & Cees de Groot of Plantech Control Systems in Vineland. ©: HD.com
The team from P.L. Light: Ian Hegi, Lisa Jansen van Rensburg and Doug Boyle.
The team from P.L. Light: Ian Hegi, Lisa Jansen van Rensburg and Doug Boyle. ©: HD.com
Carol Puppo and Glenna Cairnie are the hard working organizers of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference.
Carol Puppo and Glenna Cairnie are the hard working organizers of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. ©: HD.com
Christine Stein and Remco Kostwinder with Evergro.
Christine Stein and Remco Kostwinder with Evergro. ©: HD.com
The entire team of Evergro and ProHort.
The entire team of Evergro and ProHort. ©: HD.com
Kevin Verhoef, Pete Hendriksen, Michael Galenkamp, Al van den Ende and Mark van den Ende of Acrobat Projects.
Kevin Verhoef, Pete Hendriksen, Michael Galenkamp, Al van den Ende and Mark van den Ende of Acrobat Projects. ©: HD.com
Rob van Leeuwen of Crone Boilers, Dave Debets of DS HortiTrade and Theo Kleijweg of TK Top Boiler.
Rob van Leeuwen of Crone Boilers, Dave Debets of DS HortiTrade and Theo Kleijweg of TK Top Boiler. ©: HD.com
Bill Bissell and Mike Hering of AgriNomix visiting the show.
Bill Bissell and Mike Hering of AgriNomix visiting the show. ©: HD.com
Anissa Poleatewich, Shelby Vanderende and Cathy Archibald of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
Anissa Poleatewich, Shelby Vanderende and Cathy Archibald of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. ©: HD.com
Big machinery at the booth of SBI.
Big machinery at the booth of SBI. ©: HD.com
Colin Harding and Justin Settle of EC Power develop micro CHP installations.
Colin Harding and Justin Settle of EC Power develop micro CHP installations. ©: HD.com
Sirekit Mol of Beekenkamp plants.
Sirekit Mol of Beekenkamp plants. ©: HD.com
Busy aisles!
Busy aisles! ©: HD.com
Ashley Veach of LumiGrow.
Ashley Veach of LumiGrow. ©: HD.com
Armando Suarez and Phill Johnson of Grodan promoting both rockwool substrate and Grosens.
Armando Suarez and Phill Johnson of Grodan promoting both rockwool substrate and Grosens. ©: HD.com
Ben deCloet, Pieter Berkel, Bekki van Leeuwen and Ron Vanderschee of DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing.
Ben deCloet, Pieter Berkel, Bekki van Leeuwen and Ron Vanderschee of DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing. ©: HD.com
Ken Curry and Jim Hodgson of GroSpurt.
Ken Curry and Jim Hodgson of GroSpurt. ©: HD.com
Peter Vos and Hugo Paans of Erfgoed floors notice an increased interest in their alternative irrigation floor system.
Peter Vos and Hugo Paans of Erfgoed floors notice an increased interest in their alternative irrigation floor system. ©: HD.com
BVB substrates at the booth of A.M.A.; over the past year they have been very busy with supplies for Ontario's newest greenhouse crop; strawberries.
BVB substrates at the booth of A.M.A.; over the past year they have been very busy with supplies for Ontario's newest greenhouse crop; strawberries. ©: HD.com
Also the Neufeld family of Ruthven Greenhouse Construction and the cucumber growers of Vine Fresh Acres visited the show.
Also the Neufeld family of Ruthven Greenhouse Construction and the cucumber growers of Vine Fresh Acres visited the show. ©: HD.com
Bill Knott of Exeter Produce dropped by to chat with us.
Bill Knott of Exeter Produce dropped by to chat with us. ©: HD.com
Antonella and Vincenzo of Vifra were visiting the show on Wednesday.
Antonella and Vincenzo of Vifra were visiting the show on Wednesday. ©: HD.com
All the way from the UK: FreshTec's Richard Binks was visiting the show for the AHDB.
All the way from the UK: FreshTec's Richard Binks was visiting the show for the AHDB. ©: HD.com
Dutchman Dirk Breugem is growing in Canada for a few years now. He recently bought herb production firm Fresh Herbs by Daniel and is now daily supplying chefs in Ontario.
Dutchman Dirk Breugem is growing in Canada for a few years now. He recently bought herb production firm Fresh Herbs by Daniel and is now daily supplying chefs in Ontario. ©: HD.com
The team of Prayon North America.
The team of Prayon North America. ©: HD.com
Tracey Young, Bruno Carnevale, Mike Anderson and Kelly Kungel of Sun Parlour Grower Supply.
Tracey Young, Bruno Carnevale, Mike Anderson and Kelly Kungel of Sun Parlour Grower Supply. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Cor Taks and Arie Meeuwissen of Taks Handling Systems.
Cor Taks and Arie Meeuwissen of Taks Handling Systems. ©: HD.com
OMAFRA's Shalin Khosla.
OMAFRA's Shalin Khosla. ©: HD.com
Idan Bearman of Envirotech and Floris Berghout of KG Systems. Envirotech is KG's partner in medicinal marijuana projects.
Idan Bearman of Envirotech and Floris Berghout of KG Systems. Envirotech is KG's partner in medicinal marijuana projects. ©: HD.com
Anneke Scholtes, Jan Voshol and Henry Friesen of JV Energy.
Anneke Scholtes, Jan Voshol and Henry Friesen of JV Energy. ©: HD.com
Rob Veenstra of MJ Tech visiting Frank Bastiaansen and Peter Lexmond of Meteor Systems.
Rob Veenstra of MJ Tech visiting Frank Bastiaansen and Peter Lexmond of Meteor Systems. ©: HD.com
Michiel Vanderwaal and Jay Honeycutt of Javo USA.
Michiel Vanderwaal and Jay Honeycutt of Javo USA. ©: HD.com
BonarAgro North America: Audrey Sanders, Klaas Jan de Ruiter, Kurt Parbst and Robin Gregory.
BonarAgro North America: Audrey Sanders, Klaas Jan de Ruiter, Kurt Parbst and Robin Gregory. ©: HD.com
George Dekker of VRE Systems.
George Dekker of VRE Systems. ©: HD.com
The family from Metazet/FormFlex/Viscon NA : Albert, Aaron, Fijtie, Paul, Grant, Uriel Alexander and Arie.
The family from Metazet/FormFlex/Viscon NA : Albert, Aaron, Fijtie, Paul, Grant, Uriel Alexander and Arie. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Theo Kleiweg of TK Topboiler, Gert-Jan Zanthing of Zanthing B.V., Jaap Vreugdenhil of AAB, John de Vreugd of Altisol, Henk Mooij of SPX Johnson Pump and Total Energy's Dennis van Alphen and Arthur Kroon.
Theo Kleiweg of TK Topboiler, Gert-Jan Zanthing of Zanthing B.V., Jaap Vreugdenhil of AAB, John de Vreugd of Altisol, Henk Mooij of SPX Johnson Pump and Total Energy's Dennis van Alphen and Arthur Kroon. ©: HD.com
Robert Chave of Harnois
Robert Chave of Harnois ©: HD.com
Miquel Perez and Erik Jan Hoornstra of A Raymond.
Miquel Perez and Erik Jan Hoornstra of A Raymond. ©: HD.com
Karl Eckert of Eckert's Greenhouse.
Karl Eckert of Eckert's Greenhouse. ©: HD.com
BVB's John Noordam at the booth of Canadian distributor A.M.A.
BVB's John Noordam at the booth of Canadian distributor A.M.A. ©: HD.com
Andrew Daamm, Kurt Becker and Lous Damm of Dramm.
Andrew Daamm, Kurt Becker and Lous Damm of Dramm. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Rens Muusers and Andrew Lee of Grodan together with Klaas-Jan de Ruiter of Bonar, a former Grodan employee.
Rens Muusers and Andrew Lee of Grodan together with Klaas-Jan de Ruiter of Bonar, a former Grodan employee. ©: HD.com
Nick Boelen of Van der Knaap.
Nick Boelen of Van der Knaap. ©: HD.com
Hort Americas' Steve Millet together with Melanie Yelton of LumiGrow.
Hort Americas' Steve Millet together with Melanie Yelton of LumiGrow. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Marcia Kirinius of Bayer CropScience together with Flavia Ruiz of Erieview Acres.
Marcia Kirinius of Bayer CropScience together with Flavia Ruiz of Erieview Acres. ©: HD.com
Louis Damm of Dramm together with Carly, Yamila and Richard Colasanti.
Louis Damm of Dramm together with Carly, Yamila and Richard Colasanti. ©: HD.com
At Wednesday evening refreshments where available at the booth of Havecon, JV Energy and Berkvens.
At Wednesday evening refreshments where available at the booth of Havecon, JV Energy and Berkvens. ©: HD.com
Pete Hendriksen together with Al and Mark Van Den Ende of Acrobat.
Pete Hendriksen together with Al and Mark Van Den Ende of Acrobat. ©: HD.com
Martin Looije and John van Dijk of Looije Agro Technics.
Martin Looije and John van Dijk of Looije Agro Technics. ©: HD.com
Rob Veenstra of MJ Tech was also visiting the show.
Rob Veenstra of MJ Tech was also visiting the show. ©: HD.com
Marco Zwaan of KoenPack Canada.
Marco Zwaan of KoenPack Canada. ©: HD.com
Paul O'Neill of Beaver Plastics.
Paul O'Neill of Beaver Plastics. ©: HD.com
Also Sharp is developing horticulture LED lighting. On the picture; Ben Cagnon and Elizabeth Wakefield.
Also Sharp is developing horticulture LED lighting. On the picture; Ben Cagnon and Elizabeth Wakefield. ©: HD.com
Sharp also has developed lights that provide crop protection; this bulb helps to prevent moths.
Sharp also has developed lights that provide crop protection; this bulb helps to prevent moths. ©: HD.com
The team from Paul Boers ; Adam Lagerwerf, Sam Schroyer and Rudy Ouwersloot.
The team from Paul Boers ; Adam Lagerwerf, Sam Schroyer and Rudy Ouwersloot. ©: HD.com
Idan Bearman of Envirotech, EricLabbate of Climate Control Systems and Floris Berghout of KG Systems.
Idan Bearman of Envirotech, EricLabbate of Climate Control Systems and Floris Berghout of KG Systems. ©: HD.com
Jake Bosch and Eric Labbate of Climate Control Systems.
Jake Bosch and Eric Labbate of Climate Control Systems. ©: HD.com
Andrew van Geest of Zwart Systems.
Andrew van Geest of Zwart Systems. ©: HD.com
The team from Hoogendoorn and Gryphon.
The team from Hoogendoorn and Gryphon. ©: HD.com
Pete Hendriksen of CeeGreen.
Pete Hendriksen of CeeGreen. ©: HD.com
Case Versnel (Gryphon), Nelson Rafael (Gryphon), Danny van den Bosch (Codema) and Don Murney (Gryphon).
Case Versnel (Gryphon), Nelson Rafael (Gryphon), Danny van den Bosch (Codema) and Don Murney (Gryphon). ©: HD.com
Marco Visser of Certhon.
Marco Visser of Certhon. ©: HD.com
Don Lutz of T.O. Plastics.
Don Lutz of T.O. Plastics. ©: HD.com
A packed showfloor.
A packed showfloor. ©: HD.com
Bill Whittaker, Gord Bonisteel, Andre de Raadt and Dave Taylor of Priva North America.
Bill Whittaker, Gord Bonisteel, Andre de Raadt and Dave Taylor of Priva North America. ©: HD.com
Lionel Costa, John Stevens and Randy Hartog of Canadian Hydrogarden.
Lionel Costa, John Stevens and Randy Hartog of Canadian Hydrogarden. ©: HD.com
Ronald Valentin of Syngenta's Bioline.
Ronald Valentin of Syngenta's Bioline. ©: HD.com
Peter Heemskerk with ReduSystems.
Peter Heemskerk with ReduSystems. ©: HD.com
New varieties on display.
New varieties on display. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Water cooled LEDs at the NewLux booth.
Water cooled LEDs at the NewLux booth. ©: HD.com
Daniel Nadeau of Aquamat System.
Daniel Nadeau of Aquamat System. ©: HD.com
Wayne Sicard (right) welcoming some growers at the booth of Damatex.
Wayne Sicard (right) welcoming some growers at the booth of Damatex. ©: HD.com
GGS Structures' Greg Ackland and Aaron Bonas together with Eric Schafer of Alcomij.
GGS Structures' Greg Ackland and Aaron Bonas together with Eric Schafer of Alcomij. ©: HD.com
David Steiner of Blackmore is keeping a new tradition alive.
David Steiner of Blackmore is keeping a new tradition alive. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Ben Sklarczyk is growing hydroponic seed potatoes in Michigan.
Ben Sklarczyk is growing hydroponic seed potatoes in Michigan. ©: HD.com
Jay Love of DEMA Engineering.
Jay Love of DEMA Engineering. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Jose Laurentino and Peter Yiannou of Ridder/HortiMax North America.
Jose Laurentino and Peter Yiannou of Ridder/HortiMax North America. ©: HD.com
Pieter van Velden of AAB, Theo Kleiweg of TK Topboiler together with Patrick Voortman and Frank Ketler of Vulcan Greenhouse Technology
Pieter van Velden of AAB, Theo Kleiweg of TK Topboiler together with Patrick Voortman and Frank Ketler of Vulcan Greenhouse Technology ©: HD.com
Denis Dullemans of AgroLux
Denis Dullemans of AgroLux ©: HD.com
Ron Cocking of CAT distributor Toromont Power Systems.
Ron Cocking of CAT distributor Toromont Power Systems. ©: HD.com
John de Vries, Marleen van der Torre and Gus Mastronardi of Rijk Zwaan Canada.
John de Vries, Marleen van der Torre and Gus Mastronardi of Rijk Zwaan Canada. ©: HD.com
Jim Wiersma of New Vision Greenhouse Service.
Jim Wiersma of New Vision Greenhouse Service. ©: HD.com
Paul Willets of Ecolander UK
Paul Willets of Ecolander UK ©: HD.com
The team from Global: Jennifer Blom, Sarah Stuive, Ray Houweling, Bastiaan Hordijk and Frits Mooring.
The team from Global: Jennifer Blom, Sarah Stuive, Ray Houweling, Bastiaan Hordijk and Frits Mooring. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Dan Skinner, Suzie Weaver and Phil Stoffyn of Enza Zaden Canada.
Dan Skinner, Suzie Weaver and Phil Stoffyn of Enza Zaden Canada. ©: HD.com
Spring Zhu of Sangreen.
Spring Zhu of Sangreen. ©: HD.com
Fafard booth.
Fafard booth. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Steven Bourdon with SB Machinery
Steven Bourdon with SB Machinery ©: HD.com
The team from ParSource.
The team from ParSource. ©: HD.com
The booth from Gavita North America.
The booth from Gavita North America. ©: HD.com
The booth from Biobest Canada.
The booth from Biobest Canada. ©: HD.com
Ray Houweling of Global Hort and John Oosterveld of AgrOzone.
Ray Houweling of Global Hort and John Oosterveld of AgrOzone. ©: HD.com
Sean Ellis of Ellis Products.
Sean Ellis of Ellis Products. ©: HD.com
Rob van Staalduinen of Express Seed Company.
Rob van Staalduinen of Express Seed Company. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
A large selection of new varieties on display.
A large selection of new varieties on display. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Shai Fishbein of Paskal together with Don Murney of Gryphon, their new distributor in Canada for the Growth Analysis System.
Shai Fishbein of Paskal together with Don Murney of Gryphon, their new distributor in Canada for the Growth Analysis System. ©: HD.com
Roelof Drost, Don Willis and Daniel Grincewicz of Jiffy.
Roelof Drost, Don Willis and Daniel Grincewicz of Jiffy. ©: HD.com
Jeff Warschauer of Nexus Greenhouses together with his wife Sharon, who recently became Green Automation America's CEO/partner.
Jeff Warschauer of Nexus Greenhouses together with his wife Sharon, who recently became Green Automation America's CEO/partner. ©: HD.com
The team from Philips LED Horticulture North America.
The team from Philips LED Horticulture North America. ©: HD.com
Besides many ornamentals, also several new vegetable varieties could be found on display.
Besides many ornamentals, also several new vegetable varieties could be found on display. ©: HD.com
Darryl Dimilo, Kevin Cullum and Bernie Watts of Koppert Canada.
Darryl Dimilo, Kevin Cullum and Bernie Watts of Koppert Canada. ©: HD.com
Former Bushel Boy Marco de Bruin is now providing consultancy and developing greenhouse projects throughout North America.
Former Bushel Boy Marco de Bruin is now providing consultancy and developing greenhouse projects throughout North America. ©: HD.com
Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens.
Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens. ©: HD.com
Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens together with Anneke Scholtes of JV Energy.
Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens together with Anneke Scholtes of JV Energy. ©: HD.com
Dennis O'Connor and John Hodkinson of SGS.
Dennis O'Connor and John Hodkinson of SGS. ©: HD.com
Nicole Stewart of Crop Defenders.
Nicole Stewart of Crop Defenders. ©: HD.com
Serge Pas and Alessandro Montanarella of Cultilene.
Serge Pas and Alessandro Montanarella of Cultilene. ©: HD.com
©: HD.com
Bill Maartense of Omni Solutions
Bill Maartense of Omni Solutions ©: HD.com
Pam Charlton and Margaret May of OSCIA / Growing Forward 2.
Pam Charlton and Margaret May of OSCIA / Growing Forward 2. ©: HD.com
At the end of the trade show, the traditional raffle took place.
At the end of the trade show, the traditional raffle took place. ©: HD.com
Aaron Belding won the Apple Watch.
Aaron Belding won the Apple Watch. ©: HD.com
Ep Heuvelink of Wageningen University.
Ep Heuvelink of Wageningen University. ©: HD.com
Graeme Murphy is now retired, but Sarah Jandricic is his successor as IPM Specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Graeme Murphy is now retired, but Sarah Jandricic is his successor as IPM Specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. ©: HD.com
The team from Pant-Prod.
The team from Pant-Prod. ©: HD.com

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