Grower Profiles
Oct. 7, 2013, Niagara Falls – On the eve of this year’s Flowers Canada Growers annual general meeting in Niagara Falls (Oct. 8), we take a look back at the industry awards presented in 2012.
Canada’s reputation for leading edge greenhouse innovation is well established, a key factor in the sector’s success in North American markets.
Ontario’s two major greenhouse regions – Niagara and Leamington/Kingsville
Individual nurseries do individual things better than we do but we do everything better overall.”
If you want to be successful in the greenhouse industry, a combination of great employees, premium products, and leading edge technology is essential.
High wire cucumber production grown under lights can increase fruit quality and yields, according to Leamington, Ontario, grower Howard Huy.
A longtime booster of biocontrols has received that industry’s highest award.
To the visitor, the picture is intriguing: a carpet of mache lettuce, floating peacefully on Styrofoam rafts barely visible between bunches of tiny leaves.
When Truly Green Farms plants its first tomato crop in July, the company will turn the page on a new energy efficient model for greenhouse growing in North America.
Determination, hard work, and the ability to minimize mistakes while learning from the ones that happened – coupled with considerable family involvement – have helped Scott Street Greenhouses grow into an industry leader.
As the only person growing tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers at the edge of the Outback, Dave Pratt is a little bit of a celebrity – especially here in Canada, from where he hails.
Miscanthus is proving to be an especially versatile crop, with a number of applications for the greenhouse sector.
My memories of Dietrich and Elizabeth (Liz) Kuhlmann, the founders of Kuhlmann’s Market Garden and Greenhouses in Edmonton, date to 1980 when I started working as a greenhouse specialist for the provincial agriculture ministry.
When the Grodan Group decided to expand its stone wool production, it chose to invest – and invest substantially – in one of its fastest growing markets.
Being off the beaten path has helped establish Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre as a destination for plant aficionados, newbie gardeners, and families that have worked up an appetite during a scenic drive in South Glengarry, Ont.

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