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Text messages can quench plants' thirst
A new technology is giving vegetables a voice in how they are raised. Microchipped plants can now send text messages to a farmer's cell phone and ask for water. 
This is a special year for the Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre in Harrow, Ontario, as the world-renowned facility prepares to celebrate its centenary.
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Spotlight on Harrow
This is a special year for the Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre in Harrow, Ontario, as the world-renowned facility prepares to celebrate its centenary.
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Research reveals how different ages buy flowers
A new consumer research study reveals how different age groups perceive, buy, and use flowers and floral outlets.
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Plants effective in fighting fatigue
New research findings from TNO Quality of Life provide more insight into the positive effects of having plants in the workplace.
Feb. 17, 2009 — Québec City and Université Laval will host the International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems, GreenSys 2009, at the hotel Loews Le Concorde from June 14 to 19.
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High Tech symposium in Québec City
Québec City and Université Laval will host the International Symposium on High Technology for Greenhouse Systems, GreenSys 2009, at the hotel Loews Le Concorde from June 14 to 19.
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82 per cent of consumers still buying green
Four out of five people in the U.S. say they are still buying green products and services today, which sometimes cost more, even in the midst of a recession.
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Gardening gives older adults health benefits
Researchers at Kansas State University already have shown that gardening can offer enough moderate physical activity to keep older adults in shape.
Feb. 11, 2009 – A 16.5-million dollar investment at the Crop Diversification Centre in Brooks, Alberta, will foster innovative crop research and help Alberta’s greenhouse growers strengthen and diversify.
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Canadians turn to newspapers in times of crisis
A new Ipsos-Reid poll finds many Canadians rely on newspapers for information and coupons, therefore, now might be the time to start running ads in the newspaper.
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More economic pain expected in 2009
Canadians should brace themselves for another year of economic woe that could even top the misery that unfolded in the latter half of 2008, according to some of the country's leading bank economists.
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New study reveals plants have healing benefits for surgery patients

According to a new study recently published in HortTechnology, plants and flowers in hospital rooms have definite healing benefits, especially for anyone recovering from surgery.
Another great Canadian Greenhouse Conference draws to a close. The organizers did a fantastic job, yet again. Trade exhibits are packed into trucks for their next show. Conference speakers have returned to their “day jobs.” Delegates returned home eager to apply a gem of new-found knowledge.
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Mathers joins Vineland Centre

Dr. Hannah Mathers has been appointed a Senior Research Fellow at the Vineland Research and Innovations Centre, an independent, not-for-profit corporation established to create a world-class hub for horticultural science and innovation in Ontario.

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