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Oct. 23, 2018
Buyers Guide

Onion thrips found in floriculture crops

An OMAFRA study found that over 30 per cent of the thrips species collected from floriculture greenhouses were actually onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) which look very similar to Western flower thrips.

Steel and aluminum tariffs affect greenhouse building costs

“If steel prices continue to climb, so too does the cost for the customers purchasing greenhouse structures, dairy barns and storage buildings,” says Leigh Coulter, president of GGS Structures.

Organic sector to fill in data gaps

One of the organic sector’s biggest challenges is a lack of timely, credible information. That includes production, pricing and marketing data – information organic businesses need in order to thrive.
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Taking buyers regret out of cogeneration

Is cogeneration the latest innovation for greenhouse growers or just a passing fad? The concept of using natural gas to efficiently provide both electricity and heat is compelling. Once the additional benefits of improved power reliability, flexible power pricing, energy cost control, and reduced emissions are factored in, cogeneration seems to be a slam dunk. But, wait! What is right for your competitor across the street might be wrong for you. Here’s a step-by-step primer to guide your thinking. » Learn more

Retail innovations: Italian-style

Businesses need to innovate or die. The challenge is often coming up with new and innovative ideas. At the MyPlant tradeshow in Italy, John Stanley found that many of the exhibitors were in-tune with the millennial consumer and were developing products to attract these consumers into garden centres. Not all the products on display were from Italy though. Many other European countries were also exhibiting, and this made the event a truly international platform. » Learn more

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

Nov. 7-8, 2018
Location: Boxborough, MA
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Saskatchewan Green Trades Conference

Nov. 8-9, 2018
Location: Saskatoon, SK
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Nov. 14-16, 2018
Location: Drummondville, QC
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Green Industry Show

Nov 15-16, 2018
Location: Edmonton, AB
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