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March April 2017 – Within a five-minute drive from my home in a medium-size (90,000 residents) city in southwestern Ontario there are three major grocery retailers, a couple of specialty food shops and about 30 restaurants.
February 2017 – Growing exotic produce in greenhouses has been known since the 18th century, but growers attending the Pacific Agriculture Show (PAS) in Abbotsford, British Columbia, were told not to discount their commercial potential.
January 2017 – How do we get a realistic measurement on the “state of the industry?”
January 2017 – Welcome to our third annual state-of-the-industry report, an inside look at some of the factors impacting greenhouse horticulture from coast to coast. It’s another taking-of-the pulse with new and previously included voices and their views on what’s happening today – and what’s to come.
December 2016 – Need evidence that succulent plants are hot? Here’s some. In recent months, I was invited to speak on succulents at a fruit and vegetable convention, and to a local herb guild. Can you name two industry segments less likely to give a Rhipsalis about such stuff?
September 2016 – Looking for some advice on flowering perennials in the fall?
September 2016 – Chrysanthemum belongs to the Compositea family and is a long-day, short-day plant, meaning that elongation occurs under long-day conditions and induction to flowering under short-day conditions.
There were no big surprises in our fifth annual Grower Survey as grower confidence again remains high, a sentiment echoed in the four previous reports.
Anecdotally, 2015 was a good year for most Canadian greenhouse growers. That’s clearly the impression you get from talking to growers and suppliers at conferences and other industry events.
March 2016 — It’s easy to understand why urban agriculture is booming.
Dec. 16, 2015, Columbus, OH — AmericanHort has published An Introduction to SHIFT, a downloadable PDF containing the nearly 30 insights and recommendations from its SHIFT initiative.
January 2016 — Last year at this time, we looked at the factors impacting Canada’s greenhouse industry from coast to coast, and what’s to come – all part of our first state-of-the-industry report.
January 2016 — On anecdotal evidence alone, the greenhouse industry had a pretty good year in 2015. Whatever trade show or industry workshop I was attending, growers, suppliers and industry specialists were virtually unanimous in giving the year a hearty “two thumbs up.”
December 2015 — Alternative crops. Hmmm … how do we define this? It immediately begs the secondary question: alternative to what?
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.
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