Major Growing Forward 2 boost to Vineland research The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the province’s horticulture industry through a $26.5 million investment in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as part of their Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
Sponsor Spotlight Control of Pests & Weeds by Natural Enemies
Control of Pests & Weeds by Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control
Biological control - utilizing a population of natural enemies to seasonally or permanently suppress pests - is not a new concept. The cottony cushion scale, which nearly destroyed the citrus industry of California, was controlled by an introduced predatory insect in the 1880s.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mexican research into high-tech greenhouses Agricultural and fruit producers could acquire high-tech greenhouses at a considerably less cost, thanks to experts from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ) who are developing computer systems to control climatic variables within such infrastructures.