Monday, May 14, 2007

Resources - Horticulture Certificate Program (University of Guelph)



American Nursery & Landscape Association
ANLA provides education, research, public relations, and representation services to members. This support enables them to operate more effectively and to provide the public with quality plants, landscape design and installations, and related products and services. www.anla.org/about/index.htm

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
CNLA provides education, research, public relations, and representation services to members. www.canadanursery.com

Canadian Plant Hardiness Zone
The Plant Hardiness Zones map outlines the different zones in Canada where various types of trees, shrubs and flowers will most likely survive. It is based on the average climatic conditions of each area. sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/climate/hardiness/intro.html

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
The CANADIAN POISONOUS PLANTS INFORMATION SYSTEM presents data on plants that cause poisoning in livestock, pets, and humans. The plants include native, introduced, and cultivated outdoor plants as well as indoor plants that are found in Canada. Some food and herbal plants are also included that may cause potential poison problems. www.cbif.gc.ca/pls/pp/poison?p_x=px

Canadian Rose Society
A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to furthering the study of Roses and to promoting their cultivation throughout Canada. http://www.canadianrosesociety.org/
American Rose Society - http://www.ars.org/

Canadian Soil Information System
The Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) has supported the research activities of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada by building the National Soil DataBase (NSDB). The NSDB is the set of computer readable files that contain soil, landscape, and climatic data for all of Canada. It serves as the national archive for land resources information that was collected by federal and provincial field surveys, or created by land data analysis projects. http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/intro.html

Composting Council of Canada
The Composting Council of Canada is a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance composting and compost usage. It serves as the central resource and network for the composting industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate. http://www.compost.org/

Hedge Plants for New Brunswick Gardens
The choice of hedge plants should be determined by the location, soil conditions, size of garden and the effect to be created by the hedge.
http://www.gnb.ca/0171/30/0171300011-e.asp

International Society of Arboriculture
Arborists around the world share their experience and knowledge for the benefit of society through the ISA. The ISA works to foster a better understanding of trees and tree care through research and the education of professionals as well as global efforts to inform tree care consumers. http://www2.champaign.isa-arbor.com/

Ontario Noxious Weeds
http://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/crops/facts/noxious_weeds.htm

Ontario Pesticide Education Program
The Ontario Pesticide Education Program has been providing pesticide safety and application training to Ontario farmers and pesticide vendors. http://www.ridgetownc.on.ca/opep/
Ontario Pollutants

Ontario ’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been protecting Ontario’s air quality for over 30 years. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative air quality initiatives, the ministry continues to address air pollution that has local, regional and/or global effects. http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/air.htm

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

Weed Science Society of America, Plant Photo Library
The photo herbarium contains pictures of many plants that are common to North America. Some of the plant species listed are not generally considered weeds but may have toxic or poisonous properties, or are otherwise of general interest as wildflowers or herbs. http://www.wssa.net/photo&info/weedframe3.htm

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