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'Vital financial protection for fresh product' bill passed in the House of Commons

On October 25,  Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, passed at third reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-280, sponsored by Member of Parliament (MP) Scot Davidson, aims to establish a deemed trust, a vital financial protection mechanism for fresh produce sellers in Canada.

Public trust in the Canadian agri-food system holds steady

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) released the results of its 2023 Public Trust Research at its annual Public Trust Summit in Toronto, providing more insight into the latest trends and challenges in Canada’s agri-food system. Based on a large representative national survey, the results indicate that Canadians are growing increasingly concerned about food costs and affordability of healthy food.

Rooftop greenhouses boost Montreal local food production

Lufa Farms is an urban agriculture company out of Montreal. Their specialty? ‘Occupying’ rooftops with greenhouses. The company serves the greater Montreal area, but it also has an online marketplace where it sells more than two thousand different products coming from food producers around the area.


Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect & Mite Pests

Raymond A. Cloyd, an extension Specialist in Ornamental Entomology/Integrated Pest Management at Kansas State University, discusses the common insect and mite pests of ornamental crops and how to treat their infestations. Cloyd explains insecticide and chemical classes and modes of operation, proper tank mixing procedures, application coverage and timing, and pesticide storage.

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Test of time Old varieties on trial

This was the 23rd year for the Sawaya Garden Trials. If we try the same plants year-after-year with all the same conditions that we can control, I guarantee that we will have different performances from the same plants. Throughout my 44 years in the horticulture business, collaborating with breeders, growers, buyers, and consumers, I have learned what makes a successful cultivar that stands the test of time. By Melhem Sawaya. » Read more...

Managing winter greenhouse vegetable crops

It is important to note that three major greenhouse vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers are high light crops having a Daily Light Integral (DLI) of between 22 to 30 moles/day. DLI is calculated the light intensity in micromoles/m2/second and duration of the light and it provides a measure of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR). By Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza. » Read more...
Industry news 

Suzanne Bergeron appointed as president and CEO of SQDC

The Board of Directors of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) has appointed Suzanne Bergeron as the SQDC's President and Chief Executive Officer. Bergeron will be the first woman to head the SQDC and will take up her duties on November 27. » Read More...

Canadian appointed to UN Panel of Experts on Food Security

Dr. Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute and professor of geography at the University of Guelph, has been appointed to the steering committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). » Read 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

Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Summit    -    November 29, 2023

November 29, 2023 | 327 Ontario St. – St. Catharines, ON » Read More...

Great Lakes Expo

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