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Gummy Stem Blight control
Feb. 23, 2009 — “Pristine® Fungicide,” from BASF Canada, has received an Emergency Use label expansion for control of Gummy Stem Blight (Didymella bryoniae) and for suppression of powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii) in greenhouse cucumbers.
FCC survey: ag community is optimistic
Feb. 22, 2009, Regina — A Farm Credit Canada Vision Panel survey of agricultural producers and business leaders from across Canada shows optimism in spite of the current economic situation. (Includes alternative energy video link.)
Village Farms increases marketing opportunities
Feb. 21, 2009, Vancouver — Village Farms Income Fund has sold its Ringgold Greenhouse Facility, located in Ringgold, Pennsylvania. The sale integrates a marketing agreement in which Village Farms will continue the marketing, sales and distribution for the Ringgold facility as well as for another greenhouse facility of the buyer.
Energy and SR&ED at FCO Niagara workshop
Feb. 20, 2009 — Alternate energy and on-farm research tax credits will be the subject of timely presentations at a Flowers Canada Ontario workshop on Feb. 25.
Essex farmers mapping out on-farm sales
Feb. 19, 2009, Essex, Ont. – Eating locally grown food is an increasingly popular trend. As part of it’s mandate to increase awareness of the agriculture and food system, the Essex County Federation of Agriculture (ECFA) is publishing a map of on-farm sales outlets in the region.
High Tech symposium in Québec City
Feb. 17, 2009 — Québec City and Université Laval will host the International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems, GreenSys 2009, at the hotel Loews Le Concorde from June 14 to 19.
Quebec investing $2M in greenhouse sector
Feb. 16, 2009, Boucherville, Que. — Quebec is investing $2 million in its greenhouse sector. Laurent Lessard, the province’s minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, made the announcement during a Horticultural Week conference organized by the Conseil québécois de l'horticulture.
OFA's John Holmes dies unexpectedly
Feb. 13, 2009, Columbus, OH – John R. Holmes, age 45, chief executive officer of OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Feb. 12.
Dig in! Today's Food Freedom Day
Feb. 12, 2009 — On February 12, the average Canadian will have earned enough income to pay his or her individual grocery bill for the entire year.
New cookbook touts greenhouse food
Feb. 12, 2009, Leamington, Ont. — For the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, notes this Leamington Post news story, it’s all about educating the consumer. | READ MORE