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Revisions to the Feeds Act, the Seeds Act, and the Pest Control Products Act “lays the groundwork for an adaptable and robust future”

The introduction of a new Private Members Bill by MP Kody Blois is aimed at amending the Feeds Act, the Seeds Act, and the Pest Control Products Act. Bill C-359 is intended to offer a number of advantages that directly address the needs of Canadian growers.

Amendment to Bill C-234 to

An amendment to Bill C-234, put forward by Senator Dalphond, removes the heating and cooling of agricultural buildings, including greenhouses, from the full carbon pricing exemptions initially encompassed by the bill.

Canadian producers warn proposed plastic reductions could drive up prices

A proposed federal plan to curb plastic packaging is on a timeline that Canadian fruit and vegetable producers are calling “problematic” and “unrealistic.”

AgSafe announces end-of-season Mental Wellness Debrief sessions for B.C.’s ag producers

Beginning this fall, producers across B.C. will have an opportunity to connect with industry peers through AgSafe’s upcoming virtual Mental Wellness Debrief sessions. The debrief sessions are offered at no cost to participants and are an opportunity to discuss the challenges and stresses they faced during the season. The sessions will be held on November 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST and December 5 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST.


Agribusiness: Principles of Management, 1st Edition

Intended for all segments of agribusiness as well as non-agribusiness organizations, the book presents the changing face of agribusiness in a format that is interesting, straightforward, and easy to understand.

Coverage of both the principles of business as well as the nuances of agribusiness gives students the unique skills they need in order to apply their knowledge and harness resources.

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Tomato growers coming together

Crop-specific community events bring growers from around the world together to not only learn from the operations they visit, but also from each other. Philips horticulture team has been hosting tomato community events annually since 2014 (the 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic, and the 2021 event was hosted virtually). One such event, hosted by the Philips LED team from Signify, was held in March of this year in North America and brought 49 tomato growers from 10 countries together, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. By Kerstin Poehlmann. » Read more...

INSIDE VIEW: When life gives you lemons…

If you’ve been part of the greenhouse industry for more than ten minutes, it will be no surprise that the two biggest costs by quite a margin are usually labour and energy. At least as you move further from the equator and spend significantly on energy for heating or cooling. Of course, the fundamental unit cost of each is (typically) always increasing. So, necessity being what it is, greenhouse businesses are always looking for ways to reduce the cost of energy input per unit of salable product. By Gary Jones. » Read more...
Industry news 

Biobest’s new crop-scanner digitizes IPM decision-making

The new Crop-Scanner from BioBest is designed to aid growers in scouting their crops quickly and accurately, while also enabling them to remotely monitor diseases and pests and determine trends in the crop. » Read More...

Canadian greenhouse grower expands in Delta, British Columbia

Greenhouse produce grower Windset Farms announces its latest expansion, providing year-round lit greenhouse production at scale in Delta, B.C., for Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. » 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

Great Lakes Expo

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

GLASE Summit 2023

October 25, 2023 | Leamington, Ont. » Learn More