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Additional financing for Ostara's nutrient recovery
May 31, 2012, Vancouver — Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a clean water company that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from industrial and municipal wastewaters to create premium fertilizers, announced today the completion of a $14.5 million (US) private equity financing.
Mexico eager to send more seasonal workers
May 30, 2012, Ottawa — Mexico wants to increase its foreign workforce in Canada, despite the Conservative government’s new employment insurance rules that aim to fill vacant jobs with unemployed Canadians instead.
White House chef in Short Course keynote talk
May 29, 2012, Columbus, OH — Sam Kass, White House assistant chef and senior policy advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, will be a keynote speaker on Monday, July 16 at the OFA Short Course, the largest all-industry event in the North America.
Industry veterans join One Floral Group
May 29, 2012 – Chris Jacobs and Kevin Edwards have joined the senior sales team of One Floral Group, the new trade name for the merger of Seacliff Farms and Lakeshore.
Weeds in greenhouse more than unsightly
May 28, 2012, East Lansing, MI — Keeping your greenhouse free of weeds is an essential part of producing high quality plants while minimizing insects and diseases.
Another good year for FloraHolland
May 25, 2012, Aalsmeer, the Netherlands – The Royal FloraHolland Flower Auction Cooperative finished the 2011 financial year with sales of more than $5.34 billions.
Third-quarter results lower for Bevo Agro
May 25, 2012, Langley, B.C. — Bevo Agro Inc. reports sales for the third quarter ending March 31, 2012, of $2,928,350 compared to sales of $3,346,268 during the same quarter last year.
Basil downy mildew minor use control OK'd
May 25, 2012, Guelph, Ont. — The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved emergency use registrations for Confine fungicide (potassium salts of phosphorous acid) and Revus fungicide (mandipropamid) for control of an outbreak of basil downy mildew on greenhouse and field grown basil in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.
Previewing this year’s Ohio Short Course
May 24, 2012, Columbus, OH — The finishing details are being put into place for this year’s OFA Short Course, the largest horticulture event in the U.S.
AgriInvest deposit notices soon on their way
May 24, 2012, Ottawa — Producers across Canada are actively using AgriInvest to manage small declines in farm income. (Le francais suit)