Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison

Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Carroll Farms of southwestern Ontario has found that multi-fuel boilers offer flexibility in tapping low-cost sources

Tuesday, 29 January 2008
If it were a stock listed on the exchange, Flowers Canada (Ontario) would be one of the hottest properties available. People would be lining up to invest. It’s a leader in R&D, has excellent relations with governments at all levels, and has earned the respect of regulatory departments on both sides of the border. It has helped develop forward-thinking human resources strategies, and has a number of market development initiatives to its credit. What it needs are more ‘investors.’

Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Dietrich and Elizabeth Kuhlmann started with an 8'x40' lean-to greenhouse. “The award recognizes not just that they have been running a successful business since 1962,” said Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza, greenhouse business specialist with Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, “but it also recognizes their contribution to the growth of the industry.”
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Schafer Side Road, located just a concession or two west of the town of Delhi (pop. 4,000), is a long way from the bustling flower auctions of the Netherlands and from one of the most diversified horticultural operations in Saudi Arabia.
Monday, 28 January 2008
Growers well appreciate the investment they have that continually posts the greatest dividends. Good employees are worth their weight in gold, or in today’s prices, premium unleaded.

Monday, 28 January 2008
A Leamington-based company is coordinating a unique energy program involving standby generators. It’s a win-win situation. “We take small scale standby generation from the participating greenhouses, aggregate them together, and sell this power as a block to the grid.”

Monday, 28 January 2008
Growers are warming to such concepts as alternative fuels and conservation measures in structures and crop management strategies. Results of a comprehensive energy audit study, now underway in the Leamington and Niagara regions, will be released in the fall. It will identify key energy-saving features and quantify their savings potential in both poly and glass structures.

Monday, 28 January 2008
Ag Canada’s Harrow research centre in southwestern Ontario has long been a key resource for greenhouse growers across the country. It’s the largest greenhouse vegetable research facility in North America and is also home to one of nine Minor Use Pesticide Program trial sites established by AAFC.

Monday, 28 January 2008
Ask any mayor or councillor in Canada where’s the best place to live in Canada, and they’ll all say there’s no place like home. For Mayor John Adams and the rest of Leamington town council, their bragging rights have been independently confirmed.
Monday, 28 January 2008
Alberta’s growing influence within the Canadian greenhouse industry is about to get much larger. The province is funding a major upgrading of its research greenhouses at the Crops Diversification Centre South in Brooks.

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