The board of directors of Flowers Canada (Ontario) recently presented a cheque for $50,000 to help fund thrip and whitefly research at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC). This is the first installment of a commitment made by floriculture growers in Ontario to fund greenhouse biocontrol research at the centre.
|Taking part in the presentation were, Left to right: Ted Oorsprong,
Northend Gardens (1991) Inc.; Gina Marchionda, Jeffery’s Greenhouses Inc.;
Colin Dodd, Dodd’s Greenhouses Ltd.; Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO at VRIC;
William Ravensbergen, P. Ravensbergen & Sons Ltd.; Bryan Van Geest,
Van Geest Bros. Limited; FCO president Andrew Kuyvenhoven,
Kuyvenhoven Greenhouses Inc.; Fred Meyers, Meyers Fruit Farms
and Greenhouses; and Brian Slaman, John Slaman Greenhouses Ltd.