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Cloudy and rainy weather during the past months has resulted in many serious outbreaks of Botrytis grey mold in lettuce and in many other crops. This ubiquitous fungus readily attacks lettuce because of the moist, enclosed microclimate created in the lettuce head. If remedial measures are not taken at the first sign of infection, serious crop losses can occur.
Imagine popping a tiny green seedling into your mouth. You’re pretty sure you know what it’s going to taste like. But then your taste buds are hit with a completely unexpected flavour that reminds you of spicy horseradish.
Looking at these photos, do you know what happened to these cucumber and tomato plants? Growers were expecting a compact and strong plant, but within a short span of a few days, the plants were already touching the wire, internodes were unusually elongated, and weak sets of leaves developed, looking thin, misshapen and not fully expanded. The first cluster of tomatoes appeared five feet on the stem.
Aug. 22, 2017, Kingsvile, Ont. – Mastronardi Produce is continuing to expand its local program, this time with an exclusive partnership with Golden Acre Farms. The greenhouse facility, located in Kingsville Ontario, will bring SUNSET® brand cucumbers to more Canadians year-round.
Aug. 21, 2017, Fort Valley, GA – With demand for its premium greenhouse vegetables continuing to grow, Pure Flavour® announced recently the investment of more than $105 million US to build a 75-acre state-of-the-art high-tech greenhouse facility and distribution centre in Peach County, south of Atlanta.
June 26, 2017, Leamington, Ont. – Once you’ve tasted Ontario greenhouse cucumbers, you’re hooked. The taste and freshness are second to none, and when shoppers sample them, they become regular customers.
Feb. 23, 2017, London, U.K – A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.
Feb. 17, 2017 – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is launching its annual “Always in Season” winter cucumber program today.
Dec. 19, 2016, Leamington, Ont. – Brothers Duffy and Jordan Kniaziew along with head grower Steve Stasko of Orangeline FarmsTM/Zing! Healthy FoodsTM have been awarded the Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence for their strawberries.
Dec. 15, 2016, Saint-Felicien, Que. – Toundra Greenhouse management, accompanied by the premier of Quebec and several officials and partners, officially opened the greenhouse complex destined to become the largest in Quebec.
July 28, 2016, Leamington, Ont. – Zing! European Runner Bean ready to go the distance.
March 2016 — With the highest per capita immigration rate in the world, Canada’s produce consumption is continually evolving.
Feb. 3, 2016, Leamington, Ont. — Ontario is partnering with Lakeside Produce Inc. to expand the company’s Leamington plant, creating 203 new jobs and retaining 312 positions.
Feb. 1, 2016, Leamington, Ont. — Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) has launched its annual “Always in Season” winter cucumber program.
Jan. 26, 2016, Vineland Station, Ont. — With the highest per capita immigration rate in the world, Canada’s produce consumption is continually evolving. Based on Statistics Canada reported patterns of growth over the last five years, eggplant consumption – particularly exotic varieties not previously grown in Canada – is forecasted to increase 130 per cent by 2030 to 55 million kilograms.
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