Sept. 4, 2009, Amsterdam — FormFlex, a manufacturer of horticultural gutter systems in the Netherlands, is not participating in the HortiFair in the Netherlands this year and has decided instead to offer tours in the Demo Nursery from Oct. 10 to 17 (except Sunday, Oct. 11) with all of its specialists
July 31, 2009, Ottawa — Sales of greenhouse products declined 7.6 per cent from 2007 to $2.1 billion in 2008, as an increase in fruit and vegetable sales was more than offset by a drop in sales of flowers and plants.

July 17, 2009 — The MPS certification program has long been active in more than 50 countries, and there is now growing interest in North America.

Westbrook and Meyer Imports announce merger

Meyer Imports Limited and Westbrook Floral Ltd. are pleased to announce a product merger, which will take effect on Aug. 4, 2009.

A.M.A. adds California location
Reflecting growing demand, A.M.A. Plastics Ltd. has opened an affiliated Ellepot production facility in Stockton, Calif.
June 4, 2009  — GGS has purchased Niagrow Systems, a leading supplier of hot water heating systems for greenhouses in North America.
June 3, 2009 — Priva is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate its half-century in business, the company will be hosting many special events around the world to share its success and to thank those who made it possible.
May 11, 2009 — Representatives from Niagara’s greenhouse industry recently travelled to the Netherlands to meet with Dutch government and Canadian Embassy officials in The Hague, and to network with industry leaders of the Dutch horticulture industry.
May 11, 2009 — A key industry resource for the Ontario industry – and a major fundraising tool for greenhouse research – recently published its 16th edition. The 2009 Ontario Greenhouse Growers’ Directory & Buyer’s Guide is distributed to all sectors of government, trade and industry associations, and the wider buyer and seller community throughout Canada and the U.S.
May 8, 2009, Ottawa — The Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food yesterday to discuss the industry’s importance to the competitiveness of Canadian agriculture.
It was bad on top of bad,” is how one official described storm effects in parts of British Columbia this past winter.
April 27, 2009 — The ornamental sector contributes $14.6 billion to Canada's economy. That’s one of the findings of a national study released today by the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA).
April 21, 2009, Tuscon, AZ — Arizona tomato producer Eurofresh Farms Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, CEO Dwight Ferguson said. Eurofresh Inc.'s reorganization filing is part of an effort to recapitalize the company, which grows tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in greenhouses, Ferguson said. | READ MORE
April 14, 2009, Québec City — Two days of grower sessions will be featured during the upcoming International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems. GreenSys 2009 is being hosted at the hotel Loews Le Concorde from June 14 to 19. A research program is also being presented.
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