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'Compost Matters in Manitoba' offers speakers, tour

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By: SWR Staff

Join the Compost Council of Canada for its Compost Matters in Manitoba speakers session and tour on March 18 – 19, 2014.

The events take place at Fort Gibralatar, Partners Room in Winnipeg. The building is located at 866 St. Joseph Street.

To register, please click here. 

Presentations 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Regulatory and Program Updates:

Modernizing the Fertilizers Act and Regulations -- Haley Fredrick, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Composting in Manitoba -- Jolene Rutter, Green Manitoba

Outreach to Residents and the IC&I Sector -- Sharon Horsburgh, Regional District of Nanaimo

Composting and Gardening Programs in the North -- Kelsey Evans, Food Matters Manitoba

Compost Collection Program at the University of Winnipeg -- Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, University of Winnipeg 

Updates from the Manitoba Composting Association Corporation -- Gérard Dubé, Compostages



Compost Research on Potato Diseases and Production -- Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba

Potency of Manure Compost: Knowing the Limit for Crop Production -- Lord Abbey, Assiniboine College


Technology and Processing Management:

Residential Composting for Manitoba’s Capital Region -- Randy Park, City of Winnipeg

IC&I Composting for Manitoba's Capital Region -- Jonathan Abrams, BFI Canada

Essentials of Odour Management at Organics Management Facilities -- Thierry Pagé, Odotech inc.

Compost Markets:

Compost Quality Alliance: The Program, the Analysis and Our Industry's Future -- Ian McLachlin, A&L Canada Laboratories and Susan Antler, The Compost Council of Canada

Compost Use for Erosion Control -- Ron Bisaillon, Filtrexx Canada

Wednesday, March 19 - Tour

9 a.m.: The Forks Biovator

One Forks Market Road, Winnipeg


10:30 a.m.: City of Winnipeg Compost Facility

1901 Brady Road, Winnipeg

(south of Perimeter Highway, 4 km west of Pembina Highway)

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