Meet the new Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA!

I am pleased to introduce Dr. Chevonne Carlow as the new Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA.  Chevonne takes over from Wayne Brown, who retired from the position in January.

Chevonne will be responsible for issues surrounding plant production and nutrition in floriculture.

Chevonne Blog Picture.jpgChevonne is currently putting the finishing touches on her PhD in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Guelph.  There,  she gained experience with greenhouse and controlled environment settings, and developed skills in investigating issues of plant production.  She also has a Master of Bioinformatics (Applied Plant Bioinformatics) from the University of Guelph.  Chevonne’s experience and strong communication skills will make her a valuable asset to our industry.

Chevonne will begin with OMAFRA on November 30, working out of  Vineland.  Please drop by and introduce yourself (Rm 204, VRIC Admin. Building – a.k.a. “Wayne’s old office”).

Poinsettia trial to continue at Linwell Garden

PoinsettiasI am pleased to announce the continuation of an old favourite: Wayne Brown’s annual Poinsettia Open House 2015.

This event has moved  from its usual location at Vineland Station to Linwell Gardens, and will be bigger and better than ever. 160 different poinsettia cultivars will be on display to help you make your selections for next year.

The event will be held December 3 from 1-4:30 pm. Click the link above for more details.