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With seven negotiating rounds under our belt, the fresh produce industry remains as committed as ever to the successful conclusion of a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While many challenges and difficult discussions remain, we remain optimistic that NAFTA 2.0 will be a win-win-win agreement for all three NAFTA nations.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre opened the doors to its award-winning greenhouse technology centre this week, sharing a glimpse of their research on one of Ontario’s most prominent greenhouse crops: the tomato.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have come up with a water purification technique for areas with limited access to clean water – and they’re looking to apply the same technology to greenhouses.
Heliospectra has announced the official release of HelioCORE™, the lighting company’s latest light-control software.
The government is shutting down operations at a 65-year-old provincially run tree nursery it says is losing money — but the province's largest union says that's a mistake.
Leamington, ON – NatureFresh™ Farms is serious about spreading the word on greenhouse-grown produce. So rather than bringing the consumer to the greenhouse, they’re bringing the greenhouse to the consumer.
Retail consultant John Stanley has returned for a second year with a two-day immersive workshop for garden centres, meant for sharing ideas about the future and ways to leverage change for the betterment of their businesses
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

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