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‘Eye tracking’ hort product shopping habits
May 24, 2012, Vineland, Ont. – Increasingly used for consumer research in non-agricultural sectors and a variety of disciplines and analyses, eye tracking technology is proving its usefulness at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) with horticulture products.
Syngenta veg brands to unite as Syngenta brand
May 23, 2012, Greensboro, N.C. – ROGERS®, Synergene Seed® & Technology and Pybas® vegetable seed company brand varieties are being transitioned to the Syngenta brand during the 2012 calendar year.
OFA Short Course among largest U.S. trade shows
May 22, 2012, Columbus, OH — The OFA Short Course trade show has been named the 150th largest trade show by the annual edition of Trade Show News Network.
OGVG committed to water quality improvement
May 22, 2012, Leamington, Ont. – Members of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) are concerned over recent test results that suggest that greenhouse vegetable production may be a contributor to water quality deterioration in Lake Erie.
Tillsonburg Tube buys Tunnel Tech
May 18, 2012, Tillsonburg, Ont. — Tillsonburg Tube has purchased Tunnel Tech, of Lasalette, Ontario, a manufacturer specializing in the design and supply of multi-bay high tunnels for the agricultural, nursery and greenhouse markets.
Sustainability certification via Food Alliance
May 17, 2012 – Portland, OR – Food Alliance (FA), a national non-profit and experienced certifier of sustainability claims in agriculture in the U.S., has launched three tools for greenhouse and nursery producers who are committed to managing for operational, environmental and social excellence.
Colour favourites for 'fillers, spillers and thrillers'
May 16, 2012 West Chicago, IL — The new mobile design tool “My Garden Designer” from Burpee Home Gardens® has already created over 3,000 mixed container recipes for home gardeners across North America.
Dummen Canada adds SunPatiens to its lineup
May 15, 2012 — Dümmen Canada is licensed to produce the Sakata line of SunPatiens® impatiens. (Le francais suit)
Village Farms: low prices affect first quarter
May 15, 2012, Vancouver — Low tomato prices are having an effect on at least one major North American grower/marketer.
Niagara grad in major sustainability project
May 11, 2012, Port Augusta, Australia — David Pratt, a graduate of the Niagara College Greenhouse Technician Program, is part of a research team in Australia developing an ultra energy-efficient greenhouse system.