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Burnstown Farms Cannabis Company Ltd. has their eye on a 225-acre property in Ottawa Valley and they’re looking to raise up to $2.88 million for its purchase.
Thrive Agritech recently secured $2 million in capital to help further develop and manufacture its LED technology for horticultural operations in controlled environments, including greenhouse and indoor farming facilities.
Biological control in greenhouse ornamental crops has become more mainstream in the past 10 years and one of the crops that has led the way has been cut gerbera.
Twinsburg, OH – Horticulture-container manufacturer, The HC Companies recently announced an investment in new manufacturing molding technologies, updating almost 50% of the company’s existing equipment.
Interested in applying for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, but missed the information sessions in Ontario? Here are some key tips from the OSCIA (Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association):
Applications for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership officially opened on April 1st, but calls for the first round of applications will end soon in some provinces.
Ontario’s greenhouse pepper growers are struggling to control a very problematic invasive insect, but have very few effective options. Pepper weevils are threatening the province’s $420 million greenhouse pepper industry – a high value crop that covers about 520 hectares (1,285 acres) in Ontario.
Last week, Toronto-based MedReleaf Corp. closed a $26-million cash-and-shares deal to buy a one-million sq. ft. greenhouse and 66 hectares neighbouring west of Exeter on Airport Line.

The greenhouse and land had been previously owned by VeriFine, which has other facilities around Exeter. The company’s operations on Thames Road West in Exeter are not included in the deal.

MedReleaf’s new Exeter facility is expected to produce 105,000 kilograms of cannabis each year. Vice-president of strategy Darren Karasiuk says the Canadian marijuana market demand will increase to 1,000 tonnes annually. | READ MORE
Canopy Growth Corp. is a few months away from almost tripling the size of their Niagara-on-the-Lake facility. It will grow to 90,000 square metres from 31,500 sq. m, adding about 100 more workers at the facility that now employs 80.
Built on the roof of a Montreal factory in 2011, Lufa Farms’ greenhouse was a world first. In the last 10 years, they’ve expanded to two more rooftop greenhouses, offering fresh, locally grown produce directly to thousands of people in Montreal and beyond.
Kingsville, ON – And the President's Choice Fresh Product of the Year award goes to? Mucci Farms for their PC Ontario Greenhouse Strawberries.
The provincial government has announced more than $8 million in natural gas expansion grants in Chatham-Kent.
Sunniva Inc. announced its proposal to build two greenhouse facilities in the Okanagan Falls industrial park, purely for the manufacturing and cultivation of medical-grade cannabis.
Greenfield Global ethanol plant is now sending both its waste carbon dioxide and heat to Truly Green Farms, a greenhouse on the opposite side of Bloomfield Road. Greenfield has been sending the carbon dioxide to the 45-acre greenhouse for a few years now, but the heat transfer just went online in December.

Plant manager Veselin Nikolov said they can generate up to 30 megawatts of heat, and Truly Green will use as much as it needs depending on the season. | READ MORE

Up to five scholarships of $15,000 each are being offered to Canadians involved in agriculture and agribusiness.

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