Meet the Candidates Night

October 18, 2016

Tuesday, 10/18/16
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sabo’s Barn
2850 County Line Rd. in Madison

4:00 – 5:15: Production Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them presented by Paul Pilon
5:15 – 5:30: Introduction to Orkestra presented by Scott Waltz of BASF
5:30 – 6:00: Happy Hour
6:00 – 6:45: Clambake Dinner sponsored by BASF
6:45 – 8:00: Candidate Introductions and Q&A

$15 per person or 2 for $20. You can pay at the door or buy tickets online. Please RSVP to Annette Howard at

Production Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Presented by Paul Pilon

As a horticultural consultant for over the past decade, Paul has certainly seen his share of good crops as well as a few less than admirable ones. Come join him in this informative session where he’ll share several unfortunately all too common production pitfalls he frequently sees as well as how you can avoid making the same mistakes others have made. He’ll be discussing a number of mistakes or areas to improve with propagation, starting materials, planting depths, growing mixes and fertility. Paul will also share his research results showing how Intrinsic brand fungicides can be used to manage stress and improve rooting during propagation and after transplanting.

Following this informative session, Scott Waltz of BASF will give a short introduction of a new product that BASF is very excited about called Orkestra.

After the class, there will be a happy hour starting about 5:30. The clambake will be at 6pm. After dinner there will be a brief NGLCO update and then on to CANDIDATE’S NIGHT! You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know over 10 political candidates that our running for office in our area. Each candidate will be introduced and given a few minutes to speak. When everyone has been introduced, we will then open the floor to you all for questions and answers. If you’ve been to our Candidate’s nights in the past, you KNOW they are very helpful in getting to know who is running.

About Paul Pilon
Paul received a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Michigan State University and has over 23 years of greenhouse experience. Throughout his career, Paul focused on researching and improving various aspects of production to improve crop quality, decrease production losses and simplify cultural practices. For the last 13+ years, he has authored and continues to write a monthly column called “Perennial Solutions” in Greenhouse Product News (GPN) and has also published numerous articles in several trade publications. Paul also authored the book Perennial Solutions: A Growers Guide to Perennial Production. Currently, he works exclusively as a horticultural consultant and contract researcher for ‘Perennial Solutions Consulting’ which he founded over 10 years ago. Two years ago, Paul became an editor-at-large for Ball Publishing’s Perennial Pulse e-newsletter which reaches over 43,000 subscribers.

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