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Attended by 96 growers, retailers and plant brokers from Western Canada, the first ‘New Blooms’ event was hosted by Deb’s Greenhouses near Morinville, AB.
Some garden centres in Alberta say they’re disappointed that the province won’t allow them to sell marijuana seeds or seedlings when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October.
Syngenta Flowers and Beekenkamp Plants are bringing together their poinsettia portfolios and supply chains for the 2019 season.
Flowers Canada (Ontario) recently honoured their colleagues’ achievements at their 46th annual golf tournament on June 29 in Fenwick, ON.
Danziger and Syngenta Flowers launched a new marketing initiative that will include their respective perennial portfolios in the United States and Canada in one offering under the brand name ThinkPlants™.
Vineland launched the Feeding Diversity microsite earlier this year. Compiled from the results of their five-year research program, this online resource aims to help growers try crops from different parts of the world and see how they could be incorporated into their operation.
The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program.
With an October 17th legalization date in mind, preparations are in full effect according to Michael Camplin of CannTrust.
Pure Sunfarms recently received permission from Health Canada to expand their cannabis production to 225,000 sq. ft.
Long-time peat-moss and growing-mix producer Lambert recently celebrated their 90th anniversary.
Last Friday, United Way’s second annual ‘Battle of the Growers’ took over Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville.
Last week, GreenTech 2018 concluded a successful three-day trade fare in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event brought together around 10,500 professionals from the horticultural sector. More than half were international guests visiting from 112 countries. A large portion of visitors came from Canada, Japan and Belgium. The show featured 477 exhibitors, making it one of the top meeting places for horticultural technology professionals in the world. This year, the key theme was “Insights for the next decade.”
Wendy’s is about to turn over a new leaf. The American fastfood restaurant chain has committed to using only vine-ripened, greenhouse-grown tomatoes by 2019 in its North American locations.
Move over bell peppers, there’s a sweet specialty pepper in town – the Super Sweet Shepherd from Orangeline Farms.
Whether it’s an insatiable appetite for knowledge or a drive to innovate, their nominators’ comments – as well as their own – reveal exactly why these winners earned a top spot. Thank you to Paul Boers and Prins Greenhouses for their generous support of the awards this year.

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