Greta Chiu

Greta Chiu

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019
2018 was a year of expected – and unexpected – change. Labour and input costs continued to rise, carbon levies in the works, and the shortage of experienced labour continued. Cannabis and the renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement left large periods of uncertainty.
Monday, 17 December 2018
In 2013, husband-and-wife team Brian and Roberta Bain opened Saskatchewan’s first commercial vertical farm. Initially started as a 1300 sq. ft. warehouse of microgreens, Ecobain Gardens grew into a 6000 sq. ft. facility with fresh herbs added into the mix. Known for their eco-friendly growing practices, the Bains are shaking things up again with another crop – cannabis.
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
Winner of the 2018 GreenTech Innovation Award, Visser Horti Systems’ AutoStix is an open source transplanting system. Not only does it automate the labour-intensive and often slow process of sticking cuttings, it uses biodegradable strips to keep things environmentally friendly.
Monday, 12 November 2018
The 2018 Green Industry Show & Conference (GISC) is just a few days away.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Automation usually has to do with a single process, says Adam Greenberg, CEO of iUNU (pronounced “you-knew”), a horticultural technology startup based in Seattle, WA. “If you’re automating a planting line, you’re using a very specific automated process.” He calls it ‘non-contextual’.
Friday, 12 October 2018
It’s no secret that horticulture faces labour challenges, but what’s being done in the sector to address them?
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
If attendees thought the bar was set high from last year’s CGC, this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference topped it.
Tuesday, 04 September 2018
With dark, short days in winter months, growing in Canada isn’t easy – even in controlled environments like greenhouses. To keep providing markets with high-quality produce, supplemental lighting is top of mind for many greenhouse vegetable producers.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
In a controlled environment, supplemental lights are often used to increase crop growth. But could they also be used for other purposes?
Monday, 24 September 2018
Walking into the Orangeline Farms greenhouse, you’ll notice a myriad of purple and green foliage at the ends of some rows. But they’re not any one of the 20 different bell pepper varieties that the greenhouse operation grows.
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