Jeanine West, Ph.D.

Jeanine is the owner of PhytoServ which holds contracts with Landscape Ontario, Flowers Canada, and with independent producers. Jeanine provides direct grower support for compliance and regulatory issues, and works closely with government partners to communicate farmer concerns and develop appropriate regulatory tools. Throughout the last few years, Jeanine has led significant research projects supporting horticultural growers with water and nutrient management solutions, including irrigation efficiency and fertilizer placement trials, and investigating water treatment solutions.

Dave Hodgson, BSc.
Senior Pedologist, DBH Soil Services Inc

Dave has over 33 years experience in environmental consulting  in the role of pedologist (soil scientist)/project manager of DBH.  Dave is responsible for identifying and assessing agricultural resources including facilities, land use and soil materials using both traditional mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications.  As such, Dave has been involved in a variety of diverse agricultural impact, environmental assessment, waste management, watershed management, research, route/site selection and site remediation studies. Dave has provided testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) as an expert witness for Soils and Agricultural issues on various studies and has provided evidence at numerous Regional, County and Township Council meetings.

Michael Payne
Black Lake Environmental

Michael, principal of Black Lake Environmental (BLE), is a specialist in the sustainable and beneficial management of organic residuals / NASM and a certified NASM Plan Developer.