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Improved ALR Use Regulation part of StrongerBC Economic Plan

The regulation allows for more intensive farming, known as vertical farming, where crops are grown in vertically stacked layers, maximizing space and reducing energy costs and GHG emissions.

Canada funds organic market opportunity expansion

Funding of up to $770,000 for the Canada Organic Trade Association will support market development for organic products and help create domestic and international export opportunities.

How do you access and use horticulture research?

The Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University is conducting a series of surveys in Ontario’s horticulture sector to learn how research about BMPs is shared, accessed, and used.
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From the Editor: New beginnings

March is here, which means spring is just around the corner – a time of renewal, light, and working hard to ensure the approaching growing season is a successful one. Watching the resilience, adaptability and ingenuity of Canadian produce growers during the pandemic has been inspiring – these traits are present even when the world isn’t in these extenuating circumstances. » Read more...

Top 4 Under 40 nominations end Monday!

It’s your last chance to nominate the most promising young movers and shakers in the horticulture sector for Fruit & Vegetable’s Top 4 Under 40 program! For inspiration, be sure to read about last year’s winners. From commercial growers and researchers to equipment suppliers and service providers, we’re recognizing those driving Canada’s fruit and vegetable industry forward. » Read more...