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Tuesday 14 August will mark the start of the Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge as five international teams try to grow cucumbers at a distance with the use of artificial intelligence at the facilities of Wageningen University & Research (WUR).
Cannabis will be one of the major themes at this year’s Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting in Niagara Falls, held from October 4 to 6.
Lynden, Ontario – This week, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada highlighted their investment of $117,500 in student internships at Greenbelt Microgreens under the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative.
The speaker line-up for 2018’s Farwest Show includes speakers on biological pest control and advanced spray technology.
Syngenta has recently acquired Floranova, a flower and home garden vegetable seed breeder.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recently released a new online resource called the Agri-Food Initiatives Ontario Directory.
The Agricultural Adaptation Council’s (AAC) summer event in Hamilton last month highlighted some of their key projects, including innovation in greenhouses.
TORONTO, Ont. –  Ontario’s horticultural industry has launched a digital campaign to demonstrate public support for a long-running program that allows growers affected by a chronic labour shortage to hire workers from Mexico and the Caribbean on a seasonal basis.
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.

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