Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison

Monday, 21 January 2008
Hundreds of growers enjoyed equipment displays, educational presentations by leading industry specialists, and closeup views of dozens of new varieties at last fall’s Garden Trials hosted by George Sant & Sons Greenhouses and Ball Superior.
Monday, 21 January 2008
Statistics have shown that while yardwork activity is growing, flower sales have declined. The key to industry growth, one industry says, will be in how well breeders, growers and retailers can inspire more consumers to incorporate plants into their daily lives.
Monday, 21 January 2008
In the early 1990s, an Ontario farm, that for more than a quarter century had cultivated a loyal following among fruit and vegetable consumers, recognized and pursued new market opportunities. The result? It has since become a dynamic player in North American cut flower and dried arrangement markets.
Monday, 21 January 2008
Plants: just what the doctor ordered
Monday, 21 January 2008
In addition to field production and a retractable-roof greenhouse, these cut flower specialists (Oriental lilies, viburnum and hydrangeas) also have five rolling greenhouses, representing half the total number of such units in all of Canada.

Monday, 21 January 2008
One of North America’s leading producers, they grow over 10 million cut flowers each year, along with about 500,000 of the increasingly popular ‘Samurai’ potted varieties in both 4" and 6" pots.
Monday, 21 January 2008
The long-time cut flower grower specializes in stem tinting, and has marketed a product line called “Brilliance” to the floral trade. The process involves placing a dry-cut into a colouring solution for absorption of an array of colours.
Monday, 21 January 2008
Industry marketing:getting the message out
Monday, 21 January 2008
Cut flower and potted plant producers welcome CanWest bus tour delegates

Monday, 21 January 2008
Among projects, the research team is hoping to apply photonic technology to detect plant diseases well before they are visible to the naked eye.

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