News and Announcements
Sharing new initiatives, best practises and news from the world of green.
Please visit often to see what vital new information is being shared by the PVMA board and staff with their ever-growing membership. If you have an announcement for your fellow Vegetation Professionals, contact our office to be included.
NOTE: This space is not to solicit business for your company in any way but to share news and best practices with other industry professionals.
Important Spring Dates Announced
Spring Conference February 26-27, 2019 at The River Cree Resort & Casino.
Stay Tune for more info!
Intake 1: March 24-April 5, 2019
Intake 2: April 1-April 12, 2019
Intake 1: March 27 & 28, 2019
Intake 2: April 3 & 4, 2019
Intake 1: March 27 & 28, 2019
Intake 2: April 3 & 4, 2019
The 2018 final print edition is now available, come by the office during business hours anytime! Or see it online here. Be sure to take note of the new advertising rates for 2019 so you can take advantage of a full year.
October 25, 2018 at Balzac Community Hall. 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PVMA DIRECTORS UPDATE & MEETING
PESTICIDES, PPE AND YOU ANDREA SAWATZKY - works for Health Canada’s, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), as a Pesticide Compliance Officer in Calgary. Presentation description: PESTICIDES, PPE AND YOU: Andrea will explain how Health Canada’s health risk assessment leads to specific requirements on pesticide labels including personal protective equipment (PPE), restricted entry intervals (REI), precautions etc.
CEC Credit available.
Second Speaker TBA
The Vegetation Manager September 2018 Issue is now available. Check it out here. Also check out our new lower advertising rates. We will be producing 3 issues a year (2 print and 1 electronic). We have a multi-issue ad discount available.
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The Vegetation Manager May 2018 Issue is now available. Check it out here. Also check out our new lower advertising rates. We will be producing 4 issues a year (2 print and 2 electronic). We have a multi-issue ad discount available.
PVMA Unveils its Newly Redesigned Website
Our association, in partnership with webs designer, Industrial NetMedia, have created a new interactive website with a member-fed Job Board and opportunities for PVMA member companies to advertise their business on our website. Browse around and discover all the new content and let us know what you think via our Contact Page.
Dow AgroSciences Features Bonus Video on Turning Barley into Beer
PVMA member, Dow AgroScience has shared a terrific video that details the process of converting boring old barley into something you'll want to party with. Check it out here.
Knowing Green. It's Our Nature.
Posted: Jan 17, 2019
Early bird prices expire in 1 WEEK on January 22nd!!
PVMA Spring Conference 2019 at River Cree Resort in Enoch
Don't miss out on the fantastic early bird prices! Only 1 week left before the cost goes up. When you finish registering here!
Make sure you book your room with the hotel by January 25th, 2019 to get the special conference rate.
Shaping the Future; People, Performance & Prosperity
Tues Feb 26
9:00AM – 12:00 PM - Trade show set up in Enoch room
11:00AM – 1:00 PM - Registration
1:00PM – 1:30PM – River Cree Ballroom: Welcome to Conference
1:30PM – 2:30 PM – Randy Miller, Director of Research and Development at CN Utility Consulting – The Importance of Utility Arboriculture
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM - EXHIBITOR BREAK
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – John Goodfellow, Bio-Compliance Consulting, Inc. - The business case for Integrated Vegetation Management
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – PVMA Annual General Meeting
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM - Meet & Greet – Enoch Room - sponsored by Corteva Agriscience & Univar Environmental Sciences
Wed Feb 27 – River Cree Ballroom
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM – BREAKFAST
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Joe Lentz, Vice President of Arborchem Products - Evolution and innovations that have taken place over the past 65 years in vegetation management on rights-of-way
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Dennis Prouse, CropLife Canada - TBD
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EXHIBITOR BREAK
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Dr. Don Melnychuk, Nadon Consulting Ltd. – Best practices for fatigue risk management
12:00 – 1:00 PM – LUNCH
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Russel Lolacher, Internationally recognized Customer Service Expert & Speaker - Public Trust, Expectations and Modernizing Customer Service: A look at how public expectations have changed and social customer care can meet them.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Brenda Robinson, The Robcan Group - Dealing with Difficult People
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – EXHIBITOR BREAK
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Shauna Ho, Partnership & Outreach Consultant from the Ministry of Labour - Employment Standards in Alberta
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – EXHIBITOR BREAK
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Banquet
5:30PM – 5:35 PM – MC Introduction (5:35PM Service)
6:35 PM – 7:00 PM - Awards
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Brenda Robinson, The Robcan Group - Intergenerational Challenge
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Silent Auction
Thursday Feb 28 – River Cree Ballroom
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM – BREAKFAST
8:00 AM -9:00 AM – John Goodfellow, Bio-Compliance Consulting, Inc. - Beyond Reliability - The Future of IVM
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM - Shauna Ho, Partnership & Outreach Consultant from the Ministry of Labour – OH&S
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – EXHIBITOR BREAK
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Randy Miller, Director of Research and Development at CN Utility Consulting - TBD
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Closing remarks
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – LUNCH
Posted: Dec 18, 2018
Registration is now Open for the PVMA Spring Conference & AGM to be held at the River Cree Resort & Casino, Enoch, Alberta - February 26th-28th, 2019.
Posted: Sep 13, 2018
The latest Vegetation Manager Magazine is now available. Check it out here