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A state-of-the-art, fully automated 45,000 sq. ft. vertical farm is now operational in Guelph, ON.
CannTrust has reduced their workforce by 20 per cent, letting go of approximately 180 employees.
A new network for research and technology in Southern Ontario’s greenhouse sector is about to blossom, thanks to $5 million in new FedDev Ontario funding that will allow Niagara College to create an innovative Greenhouse Technology Network.
Ontario announced the opening of its 2019 Excellence in Agriculture recognition program. Applications are now open and include a new category to recognize outstanding young farmers.
Applications are now being accepted for an initiative designed to help Ontario food and agri-product exporters pursue new markets.
Farm Management Canada is seeking to honour individuals or groups with the 2019 Wilson Loree Award. This prestigious award was established over fifteen years ago, to honour those that have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.
“It’s that time of year again where two of our biggest crops cross over: fall pot mums and poinsettia,” writes OMAFRA’s Dr. Sarah Jandricic in her latest ONFloriculture post. “This means growers have to simultaneously keep an eye on the two biggest pests in the industry: thrips (usually western flower thrips) and Bemisia whitefly.”
Cleanfarms is gearing up to run its 2019 collection program for unwanted pesticides and obsolete livestock/equine medications for farmers who want to dispose of these old materials safely and securely.
The federal AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now accepting new applications to support the development of new risk management tools for the agriculture sector.
The global movement around reducing plastic use is gaining momentum. Public awareness of the problem continues to grow as consumers become more focused on sustainability and the environment.
Hilverdakooij and Florist Holland have started working under a new name: HilverdaFlorist.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Moncton, New Brunswick. The third detection in the province, this is outside of currently regulated areas for EAB in Canada.
Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters responded to a fire at Niagara Flower Growers greenhouse last Friday.
Importers of plants or plant products are now able to submit online requests for import permits regulated under the Plant Protection Act.
Canada’s west coast horticultural trade show, CanWest will be running September 25 to 26 in Abbotsford, B.C.
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