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Ontario invests in ag. growth through production and efficiency

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $25 million with the goal of helping to expand production capacity and boost energy efficiency in the agriculture and food sector. Funding will be provided to eligible farm and food processing businesses to help them invest in technology, equipment or processes that will expand production capacity or enhance efficiency.

Lakehead University to receive $1.65M in research funding

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1.65 million over five years to support research programming, knowledge transfer and the operations and management of the Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station (LUARS).

Olds College launches new indoor agriculture certificate

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is launching its Indoor Agriculture Certificate program, the first of its kind offered in Canada. Designed to meet the surging demand for skilled professionals in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) sector, this four month program will equip students with the knowledge and hands-on experience for a fulfilling career in controlled environment agriculture, addressing the growing demand for sustainable and high-tech farming methods.


The Global Floriculture Industry

This new volume presents some of the latest research trends and areas of improvement to benefit the floriculture industry and to understand its future directions and prospects. The research addresses the global floriculture industry’s shift from a traditional to a commercial focus.

This book is a valuable compilation of the latest research work and areas of improvement in floriculture today.

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Putting down strong roots

Is it myth, science, or Licenced Producer (LP) experience that are the variables needed to choose the best growing medium? The cannabis plant is a “complex system” 1 as are the systems of regulations, economics, history, and social factors it grows within. Picking the best growing media may be an art and a craft, but this must be pursued with a complete understanding of applicable laws. By J Lynn Fraser. » Read more...

Managing winter greenhouse vegetable crops

Growers follow different cropping schedules for cucumber, tomato and pepper. The growers using supplemental lights generally grow year-round. Many adjustments are being made in cropping schedules based on energy prices which include delaying the seedlings planting to late January and early February. Most of the growers now order the seedlings in advance to be delivered for the desired time period. By Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza. » Read more...
Industry news 

IFPA talks food affordability, packaging policy with Prime Minister

With increasing consumption of fresh produce as its top priority, on November 15, International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) CEO Cathy Burns and VP of Innovation Vonnie Estes attended a roundtable meeting focused on U.S. and Canadian consumer food affordability with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The meeting was hosted by Michael Janis and the San Francisco Market.  » Read More...

CED invests $1.5M CAD in MegaDomeTM metal greenhouses manufacturers

The Canadian government has made an investment of $4 million in repayable contributions to Les Industries Harnois and Industries Mailhot. Les Industries Harnois, active in the metal processing sector since 1965, specializes in the design, manufacturing, and installation of MegaDomeTM metal greenhouses and building structures for agricultural, industrial, and municipal applications. » Read More...


Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Summit

November 29, 2023 | 327 Ontario St. – St. Catharines, ON » Learn more...

Great Lakes Expo

December 5, 2023 | 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan » Learn more...

Landscape Ontario Congress

January 9, 2024 | 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1, Canada » Read More...

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 25, 2024 | Abbotsford, BC. »

GreenTech Americas

March 12, 2024 | QRO, Mexico »

California Spring Trials

March 20, 2024 | California »