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Ontario names new greenhouse vegetable specialist

April 9, 2020  By Greenhouse Canada

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) revealed their new greenhouse vegetable specialist today – Dr. Fadi Al-Daoud.

“Fadi brings to us a world of experience in agricultural research,” writes Cara McCreary, greenhouse vegetable IPM specialist at OMAFRA. “He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at McMaster University with a specialization in molecular plant pathology. Fadi subsequently worked at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario. There he worked in collaboration with academics, government agencies, industry partners, and grower groups. He has conducted applied and basic research of horticultural and field crops, and has experience communicating his research to the scientific community and producers.”

Al-Daoud takes over from Shalin Khosla, who retired from the role late last year.


To reach OMAFRA’s greenhouse vegetable team:

Cara McCreary, Greenhouse Vegetable IPM Specialist (Email:; Mobile: 519–981–2851)

Fadi Al-Daoud, Greenhouse Vegetable Specialist (Email:; Mobile: 519–551–6703)

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and to respect physical distancing measures, all our specialists will be working remotely but are still available to assist you. We will continue to support the sector’s needs by providing services via email, phone and virtual meetings where possible. We understand these are trying times for most and so we want to assure everyone that we are continuing delivery of information in a timely manner through these alternative channels.

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