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Ontario farm uses branding to gain big markets

How does a first-generation family-run greenhouse land its branded products in grocery stores across Canada and much of the U.S.? By perfecting its growing process, and adding a little Zing!.

Pot stimulates greenhouse program enrolment

Over 200 applicants are hoping to fill just 24 spots in the new pot-growing program at Niagara College in September. They’ve also seen an increase in the number of applicants in the horticulture and greenhouse technician programs.

Running a greenhouse in Antarctica

Former Guelph resident Matthew Bamsey has been working to set up the EDEN ISS greenhouse – in Antarctica. Involving 14 international partners, the project aims to test technologies that could be used to grow food in harsh environments, including space.
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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. Accelerated invasions by insects and spread of weedy non-native plants in the last century have increased the need for the use of biological control. Use of carefully chosen natural enemies has become a major tool for the protection of natural ecosystems, biodiversity and agricultural and urban environments.

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Horticulture facing many new challenges

Veteran Ontario cucumber grower Jan VanderHout is up for any challenge in the greenhouse or farm association boardroom. He’s passionate about health and productivity of the crop and of the horticulture industry. The greenhouse industry has changed a great deal over the years. For starters, his family was growing in the soil back then, and environmental control primarily consisted of manually operated vents, fans and thermostats. » Learn more
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Scheduling matters when growing cannabis

With the rise of cannabis production comes the development and dissemination of many myths surrounding its cultivation. The simple fact is that cannabis is like any other plant. It responds to temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide, and it is susceptible to diseases and insects the same way as other crops. The big difference is that cannabis is treated like we are manufacturing pharmaceuticals in a greenhouse or indoors. » Read more...

Bedding Plants Workshop

February 7
Location: Sturgeon County, Alberta
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