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More money for biocontrol research


August 13, 2009
By Dave Harrison


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More money for biocontrol research
Ontario flower growers are boosting biocontrol research in the province.
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).

Aug. 13, 2009 — Ontario flower growers are boosting biocontrol research in the province.

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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.

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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.


 

The presentation was made in front of the first truck bearing the new Pick Ontario marketing signage. The campaign promotes the Ontario floriculture industry and encourages consumers to buy more Ontario-grown plants.


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