Retention ponds play an important role in helping Ontario greenhouse growers manage storm water. It’s not clear, however, how they influence water quality as the water flows from roof to pond and ultimately to surrounding watersheds and Lake Erie.
The 2018 Green Industry Show & Conference (GISC) is just a few days away.
Saskatchewan vertical farm, Ecobain Gardens has announced a shift in crop and in name.
How can researchers better help you triumph over pests and diseases? To find out, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is conducting a survey targeted towards Canadian greenhouse vegetable growers to measure the success of pest and disease management.
A search for natural alternatives to pesticides is one of the innovative Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) research projects benefitting from nearly $600,000 of new funding.
For farmers living in or near many New Brunswick communities, Cleanfarms is holding special collection events for leftover or unwanted agricultural pesticides.
A new record for voter turnout was set at the 51st Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) annual general meeting this year.
Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals.
A natural gas shortage follows a pipeline explosion near Prince George earlier this month and one of the province’s largest utilities, FortisBC, says it means supply will be reduced by 50 to 80 per cent during the coldest months of the year.
Last week, the Government of Canada announced a federal carbon-pricing backstop for four provinces, namely Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as partial relief on fuel charges for greenhouse operators.
Eight-dollar heads of lettuce in Churchill, Manitoba. Twenty-seven-dollar bunches of asparagus in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Thirteen-dollar cauliflower in Iqaluit, Nunavut. For any Canadian paying attention, it’s no longer a dirty secret that food costs a lot more in the north than other parts of the country and that people are struggling to afford it.
Love growing plants, gardening and seeing beautiful gardens? Join Cornell University as they visit the world’s greatest flower show and experience the beauty of London’s world-class gardens with Dr. Mark Bridgen, Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University.
One of the organic sector’s biggest challenges is a lack of timely, credible information. That includes production, pricing and marketing data – information organic businesses need in order to thrive, and conventional farmers and businesses use to decide whether or not to enter organic production.
Earlier this month, president of GGS Structures Inc. Leigh Coulter spoke to the parliamentary Standing Committee on International Trade concerning the impact of tariffs on businesses, companies and workers.
If thrips biocontrol programs don’t seem to be working as well as they used to, it might be because there’s a different thrips in town.
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