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Ontario launches 2023 Excellence in Agriculture program

The Government of Ontario launched the 2023 Excellence in Agriculture program to showcase innovations and achievements from individuals, businesses, and organizations across the agriculture and food sector.

U of G launches master of plant agriculture program

Scheduled to start in Fall 2024 at the Ontario Agricultural College, the new master of plant agriculture program is aimed at " addressing the demands of employers in the private and public sectors who are looking for professionals with advanced expertise in plant breeding, crop production and plant science."

Greenhouse technology outpaces Ontario’s infrastructure capacity

Ontario’s greenhouse vegetable sector represents $2.3 billion in gross domestic product contribution, accounts for 81.6 per cent of total Canadian greenhouse vegetable exports and employs more than 32,000 people practising a broad range of skills.


Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

With Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs and Dirr’s Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates, Michael Dirr set the gold standard for horticultural reference. Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is the most comprehensive visual reference on this important subject. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography.

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Mission possible: Investigating root rot

Root rot is a bit of a catch-all term for a plant disease that has “roots” that are “rotting”. No matter what the disease is called, the most important thing to remember is that there is a disease-causing agent involved (a.k.a. “the Offender”). In other words, a plant pathogen, which under the right environmental conditions, can infect a susceptible plant host. By Cara McCreary, Katie Goldenhar, and DR. Geneviève Marchand. » Learn more

Guest Column: Exploringing the human challenge of IPM

If the casual definition of pest is “one that pesters or annoys” (according to merriam-webster.com), it might be reflective to consider the human role within Integrated Pest Management (IPM) challenges in the greenhouse industry. How might we get in the way of solving IPM struggles? By Rita Sterne. » Learn more
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Vertical farming operators look to Peterborough for expansion

Vertical farming could help the economy grow in the Peterborough region — but there are some barriers, experts say. » Read More...

New insecticide to manage aphids and whiteflies granted registration

Rycar has been granted registration for control of aphids and whiteflies in greenhouse cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, and ornamental plants. Rycar is a new product for Canadian greenhouse growers that will help them continue to manage aphids and whiteflies in greenhouse vegetable and ornamental crops. » Read More...

More Canadian agricultural producers denounce 'mass rejections' of foreign worker applications

Officers from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are rejecting foreign worker applicants over ‘family ties’ within Canada, despite none of them actually having relatives in the country. » Read More...


World Floral Expo

September 7, 2023 | 655 W 34th St New York, NY » Learn More

Sawaya Gardens Garden Mum Trials Open House

September 14, 2023 | Waterford, Ontario » Learn More

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

October 4, 2023 | Niagara Falls, Ontario »

PMA Fresh Summit

October 19, 2023 | 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim » Learn More

Expo Québec Vert

November 2, 2023 | 2670 Av. Beauparlant, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec » Learn More

Green Industry Show and Conference

November 16, 2023 | 19 Street, Red Deer, Alberta » Learn More

Hort East Conference

November 20, 2023 | 110 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia » Learn More

Great Lakes Expo

December 5, 2023 | 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan » Read More...