June 2015 – The EnduraScape™ series is a breakout landscape verbena that beats ’em all for lasting colour.
June 2015 – One of DeRuiter’s newest rootstock products is ‘DRO141TX.’
June 2015 – The new Marquee™ Collection of coleus from Burpee Home Gardens are proving popular.
June 2015 – De Ruiter has some new bell pepper introductions in the orange segment, including 'DR0719PB.'
June 2015 – Heat and humidity tolerant, “Love and Wishes” brings a bold deep purple colour to the garden.
June 2015 – De Ruiter has a very strong presence in the beefsteak segment, with varieties like Torero and Foronti doing really well.
May 2015 – Dosatron International, Inc. has introduced nutrient delivery system kits.
May 2015 – Biobest has expanded its bumblebee lineup with Turbo hives....
May 2015 – Canada Post’s much-anticipated annual floral series is this year featuring fresh-faced pansies...
May 2015 – The “Aqua Pad in Tray” is a unique system for reducing plant losses in the retail sector by 10 per cent as well as prolonging the life of the plant by up to 30 per cent...
May 2015 – De Ruiter ‘DR5048PB’ is a yellow blocky pepper hybrid developed for the Ontario bulk market. Its size and production potential provides growers with a great new option for this segment...
May 2015 – The strong upright stems of Penstemon Boysenberry Taffy (pictured) bear wide trumpets for up to two months with deadheading. It works well for good cut flowers and feature sprightly spikes of berry-wine blooms with small white throats...
May 21, 2015 – AccuWeather reports the upcoming summer will be very warm across much of western and central Canada as the cool weather will be mostly confined to Atlantic Canada.
May 14, 2015, Rosemont, IL, and Markham, Ont. – Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions for the horticulture industry, announced the addition of Greg Lonergan as key account manager – floriculture and Barbara Perzanowski as marketing communications specialist.
May 8, 2015 – If the pH of your media is out-of-whack, consider checking your irrigation water alkalinity.
March 13, 2015, London, U.K. – A London-based producer of leafy greens has selected Valoya’s LED lights for the initial phase of its multi-layer, underground production facility.
March 13, 2015 – Brett Martin, one of the most successful European manufacturing companies, and IP-Plastic Wisconsin, have joined forces to serve the North American horticultural market.
March 13, 2015, Toronto – Ontario’s public safety regulator, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), has launched its inaugural Safety Awards program.
March 5, 2015 – LED horticultural lighting is a hot topic with growers these days and LumiGrow will be sharing some of its latest research during a webinar tomorrow (March 6).
March 5, 2015 – Heater maintenance and proper ventilation will help you avoid this common spring problem.
March 4, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – There was a steady stream of new ideas discussed yesterday at a major farm water management conference.
The 2015 Pacific Agriculture Show has wound up and with it another series of fascinating presentations of the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association “Grower Short Course.”
During every busy shipping season you invariably run into issues that would have been eliminated had a little spring cleaning taken place.
Ontario is making it easier for greenhouse growers to comply with regulations regarding the disposal of greenhouse nutrient feedwater by streamlining environmental compliance that will benefit farmers and enhance protection of the environment.
May 21, 2015 – The predatory bug Macrolophus pygmaeus is popular in the fight against whitefly. But it takes a while before this beneficial is at full fighting strength. Introducing parasitic wasps can prevent problems due to early arrival of whitefly.
May 15, 2015, Vineland Station, Ont. – In virtually all areas of horticulture today, there is a place for both biopesticides and traditional agrochemicals. Maximum benefits can be achieved through the integration of the two strategies in an approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
May 14, 2015 – Powdery mildew can often go unnoticed on calibrachoa. Check your plants for white, powdery, fungal growth – usually on the lower foliage and sometimes accompanied with leaf discoloration and leaf drop.
May 13, 2015, Clemson, SC – American Floral Endowment (AFE) is funding a new research project to examine the health of honeybees on ornamental plants following treatment with neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides.
May 11, 2015, Ottawa – Ontario farmers will not be the only ones who will be impacted by a ban on neonics, according to a study by RIAS Inc., an Ottawa-based leader in regulatory impact analysis.
April 24, 2015 – Technological advances by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are continuing to improve the way beneficial fungi are formulated for use as biopesticides.
April 24, 2015 – INSV can cause a broad range of symptoms and symptoms can be quite variable on different hosts. In this e-Gro Alert, we’ve compiled for reference a few photos of symptoms of INSV on plants that are commonly affected.
April 23, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – The Stockton Group, a leader in plant extract-based crop protection innovation, has signed a Distribution Agreement with Engage Agro, a Canadian company focused on providing growers with new and unique crop management solutions.
April 20, 2015, Vineland Station, Ont. – Floriculture growers have a new IPM tool.
Having recently changed jobs and cities, I’ve been thinking a lot about dealing with “newness.” Specifically, how do you keep the old parts of your life that you cherish (friendships, projects) going, while still keeping yourself open for new opportunities?
May 2015 – The roots of this article started in March when I visited a bedding plant greenhouse. I am involved in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) project funded by the Alberta Crops Industry Development Fund (ACIDF) and the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association.
April 27, 2015 – Successful biocontrol programs are dependent on a number of elements, but good quality natural enemies are fundamental.
May 14, 2015, Milton, Ont. – Despite this past winter being one of the longest and coldest in most people’s memory, Landscape Ontario has some exciting plants that are sure to look hot in your garden this summer.
May 15, 2015, Cambridge, Ont. – In an effort to educate consumers on how greenhouse produce is grown, NatureFresh Farms recently unveiled its custom designed mobile “Greenhouse Education Centre” to hundreds of customers at Loblaw Companies owned Zehrs store in Cambridge, Ontario.
May 14, 2015, Kennett Square, PA – Gardeners can have it all. In addition to beautiful spaces for play, meals and entertaining, landscapes can be alive with wildlife, offering food and shelter for birds, bees, insects and other wildlife.
May 13, 2015, Simcoe, Ont. – Greenhouse Canada is hosting a pair of educational sessions next month.
May 11, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – Ontario farmers and food partners and are planning a celebration early next month, and they’re asking consumers to join in.
May 8, 2015, Leamington, Ont. – Jacquie Trombley has joined The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers as its new marketer liaison officer.
May 7, 2015, Winnipeg – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is offering three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31, 2015 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI).
April 30, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – PickOntario, a marketing initiative funded by Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. has launched “Express It With Flowers,” a consumer awareness promotion running from May 1 to Mother’s Day (May 10).
April 24, 2015 – Increased efficiencies, the newest varieties that are turning heads, and how LEDs will soon change your greenhouse are three topics scheduled so far with our 2015 webinar series.
April 21, 2015, Exeter, Ont. – Exeter Produce has launched its new Salanova® Living Lettuce.
April 17, 2015 – Some 2,747 retail garden centre employees have taken advantage of the free Certified Retailer Training Program from Proven Winners so far this spring.
May 2015 – Use of biological control in an IPM system is pretty much standard practice for environmentally conscious and customer-focused growers these days, both under protected cultivation and increasingly for field grown crop, too.
May 7, 2015, Montreal – The national research network BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) has just released $8.5 million in funding for research and commercialization of advanced biofuels, which are produced from non-food materials – primarily waste.
April 26, 2015, Leamington, Ont. – Ontario’s 2015 budget included some good news for Ontario’s greenhouse sector.
April 26, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – The provincial budget focused on much needed investment in transportation infrastructure but failed to support Ontario farmers with rising on-farm energy costs.
March 29, 2015, Madrid, Spain – Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Università Politecnica delle Marche have found that green roofs with high vegetation density are 60 per cent more efficient than non-green roofs.
March 15, 2015, Toronto – Red Sun Farms is again on the rise.
Jan. 27, 2015, Montreal — For those off the gas grid, wood pellets offer a Canadian-made, carbon-neutral way to heat their operations.
Dec. 5, 2014, Guelph, Ont. — One of the biggest costs of running a farm is energy. Ontario farmers are increasingly concerned about the rising costs of energy required to operate their farm businesses. Energy costs are making Ontario farms less competitive domestically and in the global market.
Nov. 28, 2014, Toronto — Truly Green Farms has been named one of three Leaders In Innovation with this year’s Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program.
June 27, 2014, Surrey, B.C. — At the time of this writing, agricultural practitioners and land developers, together with oil and natural gas pipeline proponents and residents of B.C. are debating and defending (or not defending, as the case may be) the merits of “Bill 24 – 2014, Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act.”
June 27, 2014, Leamington, Ont. — This past winter has been a tough one for Ontario greenhouse operators.
Jan. 1, 2014, Toronto — The Ontario government gave its greenhouse industry an early Christmas present. The gift was neatly wrapped up in the government’s Long Term Energy Plan, released Dec. 2.
Sept. 3, 2013, Leamington, Ont. – New Energy Farms is hosting a demonstration of leading technologies for the establishment of fuel, feed and fibre crops using CEEDS™ technology.
May 21, 2015, Surrey, B.C. – Consumers can get a rare glimpse inside the spa-like conditions of some B.C. greenhouses on Saturday.
May 11, 2015, Montreal – The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) have launched a registry for users of medical cannabis in Quebec that will allow physicians to better manage its use and monitor patient safety.
April 9, Downers Grove, IL – All-America Selections (AAS) has a long, 80-plus-year history of being the only independent North American trialing organization that works with new varieties and then grants branded awards to the best performers.
April 2, 2015, Columbus, OH – Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 International Plantscape Awards. The awards program is open to all individuals or firms actively involved in interior plantscaping.
March 23, 2015, Beit Dagan, Israel – The Lobularia Stream series from Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm has been awarded Plant of the Year 2015 distinction by the Saxony, Germany, trial station.
March 19, 2015, Leamington, Ont. – Nature Fresh has taken its “eat brighter™” message to local schools after a successful launch at the SEPC’s Southern Exposure event last month.
March 12, 2015, Toronto – A number of industry experts will be leading gardening sessions at this year’s Canada Blooms, which runs March 13-22 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.
Feb. 25, 2015, Harrow, Ont. — Cara McCreary is the new greenhouse vegetable IPM specialist with OMAFRA.
Feb. 9, 2015, Berlin — Duijvestijn Tomaten from the Netherlands was named the world’s best tomato grower during the second edition of the Tomato Inspiration Event.
Feb. 6, 2015, Ottawa — Canada is again looking at imports of Dutch greenhouse bell peppers.
Feb. 6, 2015, Wageningen, the Netherlands — Work will start soon on Sweeper, an innovation-driven international research program for the development of the first generation, market-ready sweet pepper harvesting robot.
Feb. 2, 2015, Vancouver — Village Farms International, Inc. has signed a long-term exclusive seed agreement with Axia Vegetable Seeds, BV.
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