Trends
It’s an exciting time to be a greenhouse owner in Canada, but it’s also certainly a challenging time. Things like electricity prices and labour availability will need a continued close watch. At the same time, the use of exciting new technologies and energy collaborations are spreading, while demand for local products is growing.
Welcome to 2015 and another year of challenges and opportunities in Canadian greenhouse horticulture – hopefully more of the latter than the former.
Nov. 28, 2014 — Many growers and retailers think of poinsettias as a commodity with rather high production costs and low margins with little to no room for error. Still, it is one of the most important and largest indoor flowering pot plant crops.
Nov. 11, 2014, Toronto — After a long and dreary Canadian winter, the burst of colour that comes with spring is most welcome.
Oct. 24, 2014, Wageningen, the Netherlands — Meeting the challenge of developing a sustainable living may require introducing agriculture in urban areas.
Defining trends is as tricky as predicting weather – maybe trickier. Weather obeys the laws of physics. Trends don’t even have to be logical.
Greenhouses have proven their commercial importance in Canadian horticulture, with continuing annual sales increases and strong export sales. This is farming most efficient.
Looking back over its 35-year history, it’s clear the Canadian Greenhouse Conference has done a lot to advance this industry.
Our lawns and gardens seem to be all about the “green.”
Judging by a recent StatsCan report, the greenhouse community is continuing to boost sales. It remains one of Canadian agriculture’s frontrunners in market growth.
Consumers are striving for balance between work and play in all areas of their lives these days, and the garden is no exception.
Food gardening has taken on a life of its own and offers quite a remarkable opportunity for continued growth.
According to this year’s Greenhouse Canada Grower Survey, 2013 was a pretty good year for the industry.
This industry has an image problem in a sense, but it’s a good thing.
If food production efficiency was an Olympic sport, Canada would be a perennial shoo-in for the podium.

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