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Nov. 26, 2014, Amsterdam – Holland Flowering: How the Dutch Flower Industry Conquered the World is a new release from Amsterdam University Press.
Oct. 22, 2014 — Van Wingerden International started working with Biobest and biocontrol 15 years ago. Sam Newsome a grower at VWI is very familiar with the full array of biocontrol tools, including beneficial insects and mites, bio-insecticides, banker plants, etc.
October 2014 — Van Wingerden International started working with Biobest and biocontrol 15 years ago. Sam Newsome a grower at VWI is very familiar with the full array of biocontrol tools, including beneficial insects and mites, bio-insecticides, banker plants, etc.
September 2014 — The newest creation from PlaceTile designs is a beautiful green colour, made to resemble a gingko leaf.
September 2014 — The orchid garden combo arrangement from Sun Bulb Company is designed to instantly brighten any space.
September 2014 — The Garden365 Hanging Garden offers an easy vertical gardening solution for just about any space.
September 2014 — Mastronardi Produce has debuted its all-new packaging system: the Eco Flavour Bowl™.
Aug. 29, 2014, Beamsville, Ont. — One of the latest innovations in the horticultural sector has been developed by FormFlex/Metazet. 

Aug. 26, 2014 — Garden Decor Accents' new Charming Squirrel Bird Feeder mounts easily to any wooden surface.
Aug. 15, 2014 — Epicor has introduced a redesigned version of its popular retail business management software.
Aug. 15, 2014, Millgrove, Ont. — Nestled on 12 acres of land between Hamilton and Guelph, Singh Greenhouses is one of Ontario’s leading hydroponic English cucumber operations. There was only one issue holding back this budding operation: its hard groundwater source.
Feb. 26, 2015 — Nothing lasts forever, and fertilizer injectors are no exception.
Feb. 19, 2015 — Regardless of where we live, almost all of us have to deal with snow on our greenhouse from time to time.
Feb. 11, 2015, Burnaby, B.C. — Research to develop new smart-materials technology for handling delicate objects – including fruits and vegetables – is among Simon Fraser University projects sharing in more than $1.5 million in new money for projects funded by a federal government research-grant agency.
Feb. 6, 2015 — Some of the latest research on LED greenhouse applications will be the focus of next Friday’s (Feb. 13) e-GRO Alert webinar.
Feb. 3, 2015, Burnaby, B.C. —A team of SFU engineering science students has unveiled a fully automated greenhouse that could help drought-affected areas across the world grow healthy crops.
Jan. 16, 2015 — It’s not always easy to weigh the benefits of one company over the other when they all say the same thing online.
Dec. 17, 2014, Toronto — Ontario is making it easier for greenhouse growers to comply with regulation regarding the disposal of greenhouse nutrient feedwater by streamlining environmental compliance that will benefit farmers and enhance protection of the environment.
Dec. 9, 2014, West Lafayette, NY — Energy costs account for one of the largest expenses in commercial greenhouse production of annual bedding plants.
Commercial greenhouses are sophisticated operations that, today, are growing plants more efficiently than in previous generations through the use of new technologies that make better use of light and air.
Wouldn’t you know it? I’m asked to write this month on “water management” and there are rainfall warnings in effect in the Fraser Valley. North Vancouver is cleaning up after a night of heavy rain with six creeks overflowing, causing localized, but severe, flooding and property damage.
Nov. 20, 2014, Eindhoven, the Netherlands — When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would light the 21st century.
Nov. 19, 2014, Durham, NH — Preliminary results of a University of New Hampshire research project investigating the potential cost savings of using heat pumps to heat and cool greenhouses suggest that heat pumps could substantially reduce heating oil consumption.
Feb. 26, 2015, Vineland Station – Flowers Canada Ontario is hosting a reception this afternoon (Feb. 26) to welcome Dr. Sarah Jandricic as OMAFRA's new greenhouse floriculture IPM specialist.
Feb. 25, 2015 – Can you use natural genetic variation of indigenous natural enemies to improve the efficiency of biological control?
Feb. 20, 2015, Twinsburg, OH – The company management of Myers Lawn and Garden Group along with Wingate Partners V, L.P. have acquired the Lawn and Garden business from Myers Industries, Inc.
Feb. 5, 2016 — The e-GRO Alert “Bedding Plant Troubleshooting iBook” is now available as growers prepare for the upcoming season.
Jan. 15, 2015, Vineland Station, Ont. — Successful biocontrol programs are dependent on a number of factors, but good quality natural enemies are fundamental. However, as living organisms, biocontrol products are subject to variability caused by various factors, starting at the insectary where they are reared through to the crop where they are released.
Jan. 14, 2015, Vineland, Ont. — Successful biocontrol programs are dependent on a number of factors, but good quality natural enemies are fundamental.
Dec. 10, 2014, Leamington, Ont. — Plant Products has welcomed four new staff members.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is always a “hot” topic.  Growers of vegetables, flowers and ornamentals are always interested in the new biocontrol agents being introduced.
Coleus is one the easiest plants for consumers to grow (and so VERY easy in commercial production), they provide season-long colour and sales and are tolerant of a wide variety of conditions, but the new cultivars that are reaching the market are far better than the old-fashioned types.
Dec. 9, 2014 — As a bedding plant grower, you prefer to grow the items that are most profitable. Unfortunately, the demand for that item could be limited. We can only grow items that are in demand and work to make them as profitable as possible.
Nov. 28, 2014, Vineland Station, Ont. — This is my last article with Greenhouse Canada (at least as an OMAFRA greenhouse IPM specialist).
Nov. 28, 2014, Surrey, B.C. — For some, urban agriculture (U.A.) is nothing more than the latest fashion trend. But is it more than that?
Feb. 26, 2015, St. Catharines – After more than a year in development, Rittenhouse has launched its new and improved e-commerce website.
Feb. 20, 2105, Guelph — PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is working to secure funding for more trials of its innovative treatments to combat critical illnesses like cancer.
Feb. 8, 2015 – Wondering how the industry will do this year?
Feb. 2, 2015, Simcoe, Ont. — How was the 2014 growing season(s) for your greenhouse? Were sales up? Did you expand and/or invest in new technology? How were the disease/pest pressures?
Jan. 30, 2015 — Flowers and plants are the most effective non-human source of comfort for the bereaved.
Dec. 11, 2014, Downers Grove, IL — Want help picking next year’s garden winners?
When Gerard Schouwenaar, owner of Orchard Park Growers in St. Catharines, Ont., first approached lending institutions to expand his business in the late 1980s, he recalls it being a fairly informal process.
It’s an exciting time to be a greenhouse owner in Canada, but it’s also certainly a challenging time. Things like electricity prices and labour availability will need a continued close watch. At the same time, the use of exciting new technologies and energy collaborations are spreading, while demand for local products is growing.
Welcome to 2015 and another year of challenges and opportunities in Canadian greenhouse horticulture – hopefully more of the latter than the former.
Nov. 28, 2014 — Many growers and retailers think of poinsettias as a commodity with rather high production costs and low margins with little to no room for error. Still, it is one of the most important and largest indoor flowering pot plant crops.
Nov. 28, 2014, Edmonton — Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza, a longtime greenhouse researcher and resource for Alberta greenhouse growers, has been inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame.
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.
Eating tomatoes grown near a landfill site may not initially sound appetizing, but it could be the most eco-friendly way to enjoy local tomatoes all year round.
My wife and I were recently ordering food in a restaurant in Entebbe. Well, she was ordering in the “restaurant.”
Culinary students at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology are getting a lesson in what fresh fruits, veggies and herbs look like before they make it into the kitchen, courtesy of a tiny high-tech greenhouse.
An abundant supply of natural gas, combined with historically low prices, holds the key to a bright future for Canada - but only if challenges are overcome and opportunities seized.
Winners have been announced in the Big Green Greenhouse Design Competition, which challenged people from around the world to create a 3,000 square foot greenhouse meeting the Living Building Challenge guidelines.
Feb. 20, 2015, Edmonton —Canada’s growing medical marijuana industry is taking root in Alberta.
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.
Jan. 28, 2015, Kelowna, B.C. — Kelowna is tweaking one of its zoning bylaws to prepare for an onslaught of applications for legal medical marijuana grow-ops.
Jan. 19, 2015, Leamington, Ont. — Ontario greenhouse cucumbers are now on retail shelves.
Jan. 19, 2015 – The eGRO Alert pre-season webinar series continues on Friday (Jan. 23) with a daylong series of presentations on PGRs.
Jan. 9, 2015, Vineland, Ont. — Imagine greenhouse tomatoes and peppers that look and taste great, grow well, and are disease-resistant too.
Jan. 5, 2015, Smiths Falls, Ont. — Tweed Farms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tweed Marijuana Inc., has obtained a licence renewal for the cultivation of medical marijuana at its facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Dec. 18, 2014, Leamington, Ont. — The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) elected five directors to the board for the 2014 – 2015 year during their annual general meeting.

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