Trends
March 2016 — It’s easy to understand why urban agriculture is booming.
Dec. 16, 2015, Columbus, OH — AmericanHort has published An Introduction to SHIFT, a downloadable PDF containing the nearly 30 insights and recommendations from its SHIFT initiative.
January 2016 — Last year at this time, we looked at the factors impacting Canada’s greenhouse industry from coast to coast, and what’s to come – all part of our first state-of-the-industry report.
January 2016 — On anecdotal evidence alone, the greenhouse industry had a pretty good year in 2015. Whatever trade show or industry workshop I was attending, growers, suppliers and industry specialists were virtually unanimous in giving the year a hearty “two thumbs up.”
December 2015 — Alternative crops. Hmmm … how do we define this? It immediately begs the secondary question: alternative to what?
May 14, 2015, Kennett Square, PA – Gardeners can have it all. In addition to beautiful spaces for play, meals and entertaining, landscapes can be alive with wildlife, offering food and shelter for birds, bees, insects and other wildlife.
May 11, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – Ontario farmers and food partners and are planning a celebration early next month, and they’re asking consumers to join in.
May 2015 – Use of biological control in an IPM system is pretty much standard practice for environmentally conscious and customer-focused growers these days, both under protected cultivation and increasingly for field grown crop, too.
May 2015 – There’s a lot of confidence in the industry, according to our 2015 Grower Survey. Profits are higher and prices are rising.
March 2, 2015, TORONTO – With the growing popularity of the eat local movement, there is a resurgence in people growing their own fruits and vegetables mere steps away from their kitchen doors.
Feb. 8, 2015 – Wondering how the industry will do this year?
Jan. 30, 2015 — Flowers and plants are the most effective non-human source of comfort for the bereaved.
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.

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