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Eco line in Super Floral spotlight
June 30, 2008, Orlando, Florida — Element Imports’ new Eco line of 100 per cent biodegradable decorative pots recently won the new product award for home décor & accessories at the Super Floral Show.
‘Zonta+’ rose officially “named”
June 30, 2008, Rotterdam, The Netherlands — The 59th Zonta International Convention formed the backdrop on this past weekend for the naming of a brand new rose. International Zonta president Olivia Ferry joined Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Maria van der Hoeven at the ceremony honouring the ‘Zonta+’ rose.
Sustainability an ‘Ohio’ focus
June 17, 2008, Columbus, OH — OFA, an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual OFA Short Course from July 12-15, in Columbus, Ohio. Some 130 educational sessions have been scheduled.
COPF Niagara Pack Trials – June 25-26
June 17, 2008, St. Catharines, Ont. — Looking for a sure-fire way to stay ahead of your competition? How about researching exciting new introductions before the major trade shows and well in advance of reports in industry publications. Get a jump on the spring of 2009 now!
Webinar on cool points production
June 16, 2008 — Everyone is talking about how cold temperature poinsettia production will save energy and reduce production costs. Join Ecke’s expert technical staff for a special "cold grow" poinsettia webinar on July 2 (Energy Efficient Poinsettia Culture) that will provide detailed cultural information, scheduling and variety selection.
Employment focus of FCO seminars
June 16, 2008, Vineland, Ont. — Flowers Canada Ontario is helping host a pair of timely employment programs on Monday, June 23. The sessions will be held in Rittenhouse Hall at the Vineland Resource Centre, near St. Catharines. The sessions are open to ornamental and vegetable growers.
OGVG’s food safety focus
June 10, 2008, Leamington, Ont. — The FDA announced June 5 that Canadian tomatoes are not the source of the current salmonella outbreak in the United States. Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) take food safety very seriously and were the first group of growers anywhere in North America to regulate food safety in their industry.
AgriInvest Kickstart deadline end of June
June 2, 2008, Ottawa — Farmers are reminded to respond to their AgriInvest Kickstart letters by the June 30, 2008 deadline. Farmers who don’t respond by the deadline will not receive Kickstart funds.