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Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2018
Arjan van Dam, Peter Vos, Hugo & Marjan Paans with Erfgoed. The company is known for their ebb and flood floors obviously and also takes care of many watertechnical installations.
Plant Products represented by a nice team - Alex Wiedrick, Greg Carpenter, Beth Bylsma, David Pitche, Judy Starr & Dave Will were only a part of the group!
Vincent van den Dool with T.C. van den Dool (middle) visited by Arthur Kroon & Dennis van Alphen with the Total Energy Group.
George de Groot with his daughter Lois, up to celebrate his first decade in Canada next year!
Lisa Jansen van Rensburg, Steven Szewczyk & Christine Stein with PL Light Systems
Dennis Dullema with Agrolux showing his award for Best Booth in the Technology category!
A little party in the evening doesn't stop Brian Zimmerman & Freddy Sarkis from shining during the day!
Kevin Dobbs, Bob Benner & Katherine Carver with Hamill Agricultural Processing Solutions & of course their microgreens harvester. Read all about it on our website.
Their booth illuminated the isle!
The three Amigo's! Arie van der Giessen (Backyard Farms), Arie Alblas (Roelands Plant Farms) & Arie Barendrecht (Viscon Group). Even though many Dutchies are active in the area, the name Arie doesn't appear that often and regularly they are mixed up! Fun fact: these three Arie's even all have the name of a town as their last name.
Jason Behrmann with Motorleaf. Keep an eye out 'cause we have some great Motorleaf news coming up for you!
Brandon Stevens, Ricardo Garay & Eric Schmidt with Argus Control Systems.
Viscon represented! Brandon Johns, Arie Barendrecht & Ton van Gilst.
Erik Johnson & Mary Jo Kopf with Li-Cor, showing their Spectrometer & light sensor (http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9025128/capturing-the-spectral-composition-of-light-sources/)
Mr Kees van Dam, who celebrated his first Koat-lustrum earlier this year.
Since July this year, Ridder has monobranded all of its solutions (Ridder HortiMaX, Ridder Drive Systems, Ridder Climate Screens) under one Ridder brand. From left to right: John Walters, Mario Scherpenzeel, Wil Lammers, Jamey Barnewall and Regnier ten Haaf with Mark VandenEnde and Mike Galenkamp of Acrobat.
This LI-180 Spectrometer captures the spectral composition of light sources
The Priva team: Henry Vangameren, Steve Boekestyn & Dave Taylor
The Priva PS Performance
Paul Kelley, Jonathan Van Druten, Dawson Hilderbrandt & Joseph Battaglia with Koppet Canada. Their products play a big roll in the industries trip to a more integrated growing systems.
Jan Mol, Pien Stams & Arnold de Kievit with Oreon, showing the new 400 Volt LED-fixture with an extended range
Rob Hendriks, Henry Stienstra & Duane van Alstine with GGS Structures
The team with Kam's Kam’s Growers Supply. They were giving away a Dutch bike flown in from the Netherlands at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference trade show.
Tyler Clark is operating the Yuksel demo greenhouse in Canada - open to visitor, of course.
A part of their assortment.
Of course a lot attention to the snack tomatoes!
The team with A.M.A. had an extensive celebration during the CGC, as the name changed to A.M.A. Horticulture.
Jelle Boeters with Dutch installer Stolze
The team with Westland Greenhouse Solutions: Curtis Rodrigue, Craig Riesebosch, Tyler Rodrigue & Nico Niepce with Alweco
Mario Van Logten, Tina Beck & Kris Gibson with Intergrow Greenhouses visiting Andrew Eye with Plant Products. The company is currently finishing their expansion product. More important: look how nicely the shoes - even Mario's famous clogs - match the carpet!
Veronica Cervantes with Biobest Canada explaining on Asperello & Bluestim
Marco de Bruin grows lettuce in Minnesota and is a fervent user of the MJ Tech high pressure fog system, shown by Ruud van Aperen with MJ Tech
The Philips / Signify team.
The Lumigrow team, shining bright as always.
Ricardo Martinez with Assesores Invernaderos visiting Peter Heemskerk with Mardenkro North America
Flowers all around!
Stella Thomas, Mauricio Manotas with Svensson.
Elise Johnson with A.M.A. Horticulture, visited by Nathalie Dreifelds & Shelby Vanderende with Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Eric Waterman & Bill Maartense with Quick Plug. They have a widespread customer base in the North American market.
Siby Joseph and Wim Roosen with Dutch Plantin, showing the various coco products.
The team with Fluence engineering - and look at the logo updated with the Osram detail!
Shopping time for Arie Alblas! He won a gift certificate of 1000 dollar with Sun Parlour Grower Supply! Bruno Carnevale from SunParlour Coop hands it over to him.
Tom van Reeven & Theo Kleijweg with TK-Topboiler & in the middle is Mitchell van Deelen with Altisol Insulation
Shining bright: Mary Haurilak, Ryan Rechon & Megan Gourans with VRE Systems
Leon Verkoelen, Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility
Randor Cena with Hortus Supplies International
Rob van Leeuwen with F&H Crone. The bus tour on Tuesday stopped at Singh Greenhouses, who've recently purchased a brand new F&H Crone boiler to cover for their newest expansion.
Tim Fitzmaurice, Eric Kemp & Aaron Leckie with Yale Industrial Trucks
Carl Mendonca & Jorge Escobar with Mellenniumsoils
Peter van den Bos with Niagara Conveyor Systems
Nick Boelen with Van der Knaap
Mara Crosilla with Sundara Energy Solutions. Read their recent HortiDaily article here: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9027229/energy-industry-is-forever-evolving/
Arwin van der Wees with SPX Flow Technology, Rene Caron with AAB International & Herman Verboom with HT Verboom Transportsystemen
Jan-Kees Boerman & Frank Visser with EMS (Environmetal Monitoring Systems).
With the current developments in the North American greenhouse industry, you might forget some players have been in for the long run. Zwart Systems for example has been active with irrigation systems since 1969!
Morten Andersen with Lock Drives USA has had some very busy days at the trade show!
John Frey & Kyle Barnett with Hort Americas
Eric Schmidt with Argus Control Systems explaining the companies products & benefits to a visitor
Sydney Stavina & Leila Bahman with Vineland, showing the wireless sensor bases smart irrigation system
Kelley Nicholson from Autogrow Systems explaining the companies' products
She wasn't alone of course: the Autogrow team has been growing rapidly.
Michael Schmidt & Jonathan Camareno with Plantlogic
Olaf van Marrewijk, Mike Timmer, Jillian Donsberger & Stephanie Linden. The Marsh / Hagelunie team offers insurance options to growers.
Eric Payseur with Ecocert
Kees van Beek with Modiform, showing his favourite pots!
Derek McLaughlin with Bellpark Horticulture, Robbert-Jan In't Veld (Viscon) & Justin van der Putten (Visser Horti Systems)
Alain Gendron & Robert Chave with Harnois Greenhouses
Later on we'll tell you more about the OKO, a multi-purpose greenhouse cart, and the collaboration between Ecoation & Metazet/FormFlex, Micothon, Delphy and BioBest. For now the photo will have to do!
Pieter Kwakernaak with Hoogendoorn America, Neil Quiring (Natura Naturals), Alexander de Leon (Hoogendoorn America) & Arnold Verweij (Arnold Verweij Consultancy)
The new Herkuplast strawberry tray shown by Alfred Boot.
Everything was horticulture at the exhibition - even the visitors' outfits!
Uri Roudman with Paskal was joine by the Excalibur team - they were up for a party! Their Wednesday-evening get-together was again a huge succes.
Oer Ben-Zvi visited some growers in the area and paid a visit to the exhibition. He's not with HortiDaily though - he's with the Israelian breeding company Tomatech!
The team with Colonial Florists evantually won the bike by Kam's Growers Supply!
Lars Jensen with Blackmore / Ellepot USA & Chris Higgins with Hort Americas
Martin van Dueren den Hollander & Danny van den Ende with Share Logistics. They're expanding their premisses in Europe an America: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9021095/share-logistics-expanding-in-europe-and-the-americas/
Sander van der Ven with Boal Systems paid a visit to Peter Lexmond with Meteor Systems.
The team with Paul Boers - with a history of 60 years in the American horticultural industry one of the Nestors!
The team with ET grow presented its ERP software, helping groers with their daily operations: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9025803/erp-software-gives-growers-full-view-of-operations/
Dwight Martin & John Hawkes with Martin Energy Group, visited by Cuillan Schmidt with Roeland's Plant farm.
Hari Jayaraman & Hari Krithivasan with Nebula
The team with Westbrook Greenhouse Systems, currently involved in many of the refitting & expansion projects in the American market.
Devon Vanzalen & Al Zylstra with Dramm Corporation.
No doubt about it: Tom van Zundert & John van Dijk with Looije Agro Technics were certainly present at this years Canadian Greenhouse Conference!
If you're doing good business in the market you HAVE to be in the HortiDaily photo report - so may we present you JV Energy Solutions!
A big celebration for Ramon Bol, Henk Verbakel and Jon Adams. Partly because they've opened their new North American office (http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9028723/havecon-opens-north-america-office/) but mainly because Ramon joined in for the show for the very first time.
Alex Brouwer & Art Gostick with Enertec Engineering
Kristian Johnson, 350 Energy inc.
Peter Hendriksen with CeeGreen
Pepijn Looijaard with Dutch Lighting Innovations, developing and manufacturing supplemental lighting solutions.
Don Willis, Mike Cade, John Ward & Sylvain Helie with Jiffy.
Doug Williamson, Michelle Sloot & Jack Vandermaas with the Ontario Flower Growers Auction. For those of you speaking Dutch, check out this report on his move to the West & his work for the flower auction: https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/tv/programma/370059807/Zeeuwen-in-the-West/aflevering/370125818/Jack-Vandermaas
Ian Adamson & Deborah Castle with Greenbelt Microgreens visiting Sylvain Helie with Jiffy Products
The Fafard Rood Factory products.
Ben Froese with SEF Structures.
The Bayer team at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference'18
Marco Geeratz with WPS. Offering labour solutions is a hot topic in the market at the moment.
Vincent van den Dool visited again! This time by Marcel Schulte (Holland Gaas International) & Pascal den Heijer (Holland Screens International)
The team with Grodan!
Brad Neil & Susan Parent with PremierTech
Stop & smell the flowers!
John Yurgalewicz with Whittemore Company
Paul O'Neill with Beaver Plastics, showing the products currently popular in deep water production & vertical production
Bob Walker with Heartnut Crove, showing the print-out of the HortiDaily article about disinfecting the greenhouse: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9021515/a-greenhouse-so-clean-you-can-perform-a-surgery-in-it/
In the photo Nick Rempel & Bob Walker.
Paul Morrison & Sasha Stupar with Enbridge, helping growers with their energy efficiency.
Darren Gilbert with Bluelab, explaining on the companies products.
Larry Bourland with BlueLab EC, showing the new measurement device.
Ron Vanderschee, Kevin Conroy, Pieter Berkeld & Jeremy Still with DeCloet Greenhouse.
Nate Killingbeck wih Zortech LED wears his sunglasses even at night when needed!
Steve Swerting with Northern Dock Systems & the various solutions they provide to lower heating costs.
Tao Shi with Megaphoton, visited by Michael Lee & Jessie Zhu.
Dimitri Suhih with Quest Dehumidifiers. Read all about their
quest for greenhouse climate control
Jean-Sebastian Gros with Spring Zhu & Mina Khlail with Beijing Sangreen.
Trevor Brooks & Johny Shajahan with Maxstim
Taufik Dwahri, Kees van Beek & Gino Van elleputte with Modiform
Bas Brower, Kevin Triemstra, Joel Smith, Maxie Marchand & Jonathan St-Pierre with Berger.
Serge Pas with Cultilene ran into Andrew Platt with Ontario Plants Propagation
Murat Kacira with the University of Arizona
After leaving HortiDaily, Boy de Nijs joined Ridder Group and started cultivation in his own greenhouse!
Allessandro Montanarella, Serge Pas & Jorien Plak with Cultilene
There we go! The team with Sun Parlour Grower Supply & De Ruiter Seeds.
Gilbert Heijens with Horti-Consult International paid a visit to the exibition.
The colourfull Decowraps booth.
Terry Talsma from Sungenta is a familiar face to regular CGC visitors.
Nikki Adkens with Dummen Orange.
Mary Vaananen with Jelitto Perennial Seeds.
Cristina Burgart with Chrysal
Joel Enns, with the Canadian team of Illumitex.
Gert-Jan Zantingh with Zantingh & Marc Vijverberg, AAB.
Jay Marschall with Thrive Agritech -
enabling indoor farmers to do more with less
Quintin, Josef & Antonio Gomez of Greenhouse Depot Inc, visited by Marcel Schulte with Holland Gaas International.
Javo has been doing a lot of business in the region for the last years
Dick Vanschaik & Chris Hiebendaal with Plantech Control SYstems
Matthew E. Jess with Jessco Logistics & Nadine Stielow with Thiel's Greenhouses paid a visit to the exhibition
Recently 6 SB Machinerie introduced modified conveyor belts, making them more affordable to growers: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9025525/modified-conveyors-more-affordable-to-growers/
Branda Bliss-Cooling with Ball Seed
Garden Party with Dummen Orange
Howard Huy, John Devries & Max Saad with Rijk Zwaan
Which one of them was the model for this veggie creation?
The Fafard Root Factor4y products
Chevonne Carlow with Omafra, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
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Christ Bartlett & Matt Peters with Bartlett inc.
A new colleague joined HortiDaily. Vincent van den Dool took up some business as a freelance photographer! THis portraith with Bas Duijvestijn (Van der Hoeven) is to be nominated for an award any moment now.
Chantal Broeders & Arie Meeuwissen with Taks Handling Systems
Flowers Canada Growers, representing greenhouse floriculture growers for over 50 years.
Monika Pickering & Ali Mohammad with Nunhems.
Jordan Reinink with Koen Pack
Marc Laberge (ML Aquaponics)
#Bioline at the CGC'18, highlighting young cucumber & pepper plants with sachets on a stick.
This year the team with Beekenkamp is showing the Begonia Dreams, Dahlia’s, Fuchsia’s and Petunia’s. In the photo Thomas Nass (Beekenkamp Plants), Sirekit Mol (Beekenkamp Plants) & Jerry Arkesteijn (Beekenkamp Verpakkingen)
Tracy Wiper and Tom Armstrong are representing the Aris Keepsake Plants® of Aris Hort. Featured products are tropical Tradewinds Hibiscus, Keepsake Azaleas, fall garden mums, pot mums and Norfolk Island pines.
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