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FCG working to boost biocontrol success


January 22, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Jan. 22, 2013, Guelph, Ont. — Are you currently using biocontrols or have you used them in the past? If the answer is “yes” to either question, Flowers Canada Growers Inc. (FCG) would like to hear from you.

Jan. 22, 2013, Guelph, Ont. — Are you currently using biocontrols or have you used them in the past?

If the answer is “yes” to either question, Flowers Canada Growers Inc. (FCG) would like to hear from you. The goal is to improve success levels in the management of greenhouse pests using biological controls.

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Three regional focus groups are being held over the next few days to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the successful adoption of biocontrols in Canadian flower production.

Please let FCG know by e-mail (jamie@fco.on.ca) or phone (800-698-0113) if you can attend any of these sessions:

• Jan. 25 – Pacific Agriculture Show, Abbotsford, B.C., from 3 – 5:30 p.m.

• Jan. 28 – Rittenhouse Hall of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland, Ont., 2 – 4 p.m.

• Jan. 30 – Le Dauphin Hôtel & Suites, Drummondville, Que., from 10 a.m. – noon.

Flowers Canada Growers (FCG) has engaged MNP LLP (MNP) to conduct an analysis on the adoption of biological control practices in the floriculture industry in Canada.

Specifically, the study will assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to the adoption of biocontrol practices in the floriculture industry in Canada.

In addition, the study will investigate economic impacts of biocontrol use in Canadian floriculture.
 
Please take 15 minutes to complete this online survey and help FCG develop a strategy to pursue more support for the sector to adopt biological pest management.

The survey will be online until the end of the day on Jan. 25.


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