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Spring trials excursion for growers
Nov. 27, 2009 – A bus trip for greenhouse growers is being planned to next year’s California Spring Pack Trials from April 9 -13, 2010. The trip is designed specifically for greenhouse growers and other horticulture professionals.
Coca-Cola launches PET plastic bottle
Nov. 26, 2009 – Coca-Cola Canada says it will have new plastic packaging for its bottles at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, with 30 per cent of the material derived from plants.
Climate friendly nurseries project launched
Nov. 26, 2009, Portland, Ore – The Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Oregon Environmental Council announced the launch of a unique sustainability project for Oregon’s largest agricultural commodity – the ornamental horticulture industry.
Albert Graves at the National Women's Show
Nov. 23, 2009 – Want to have fun and generate excitement while promoting flowers? Pick Ontario shows how its done with its high energy presentation, led by renowned floral designer Albert Graves of Bloemen Decor, at the National Women’s Show in Toronto earlier this month.
OnTrace agri-food traceability
Nov. 23, 2009 – Guelph, Ont. – A survey done by Ontario's traceability organization, OnTrace Agri-food Traceability finds that Ontario consumers care about their food and the people who produce it.
Golfing for Children's Wish Foundation
Nov. 19, 2009, Bradford, Ont. – There was an extra special participant in this year’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Children’s Wish Foundation hosted by Bradford Greenhouses Limited.
Pirate Bug tag-team is double-trouble for thrips
Nov. 18, 2009 – The minute pirate bug, Orius insidiosus, was formerly thought to work alone, spearing its prey with a long, needle-like beak and sucking out its victim’s juices. But now it appears this tiny agricultural ally of commercial growers and home gardeners may have a partner.
Culinary star helps launch OGVG cookbook
Nov. 13, 2009, Toronto – The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) selected the ideal venue to launch “A Taste of Ontario: Distinctive Recipes from the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.”
AgCanada invests in agricultural safety
Nov. 12, 2009, Fredericton, N.B. – AgCanada is investing more than $5 million to improve the safety of farmers and farm workers by funding the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA). Le français suit.
Toasting the 2010 Spring Trials
Nov. 10, 2009 – A new trial site on the California Spring Trials circuit (April 10-17, 2010) will bring new life to an old venue. While the stop at Imagination Canyon is not new, the participants displaying at this stop create a new tour opportunity.