Last week, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay highlighted key tax and investment incentives including full write-offs for clean energy technology and manufacturing equipment, as well as the Accelerated Investment Incentive for capital cost allowance.
It’s one thing to use biocontrol to manage pests in a greenhouse but it’s even better not to welcome them into the facility in the first place. Growers are catching on to that idea.
Today, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced a federal investment of up to $5 million to the Automation Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
The National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will meet from February 16-17, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The NFF continues an annual tradition dating back to the early 1990s, with an educational meeting for industry leaders, university faculty, graduate students and government scientists from academic institutions, governmental agencies and the greenhouse industry.
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is now accepting nominations for its industry Award of Merit.
Waldan Gardens and Rosa Flora have been named the next two hosts for Petals & Plates, a dinner series that combines local food and drink with local designers and chefs to highlight the work of Canadian flower growers.
One of the world’s largest horticultural tradeshows, IPM Essen will be running from January 22 to 25 in 2019.
Four varieties were announced as the 2019 Cut Flowers of the Year, as chosen by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG).
A 29-year-old man has died after being electrocuted at a greenhouse in Leamington.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has committed funding for a five-year research project for ornamentals.
GUELPH, ON - When asked who’s most responsible for reducing Canada’s food loss and waste, a hefty majority of Canadians point the finger at themselves. But they’d like more information about how to do it according to new research by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) that looked at attitudes about the topic, the part consumers play and what would help them reduce their household food waste.
Canada is back for a third year at the world’s largest fresh produce trade show, Fruit Logistica.
Having recently completed a 100,000 sq. ft. expansion, Waldan Gardens opened up their doors and toured fellow growers around their facilities.
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.

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