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Nov. 13, 2018

4 key differences between a cannabis and ornamental greenhouse

Retrofitting a greenhouse to grow cannabis has its own challenges. Here are four major considerations that make a commercial marijuana greenhouse different from an ornamental greenhouse.

Vegetable growers: Help a researcher out?

How can researchers better help you triumph over pests and diseases? To find out, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is conducting a survey for Canadian greenhouse vegetable growers.

What’s in store at the Green Industry Show

This week, the 2018 Green Industry Show & Conference (GISC) returns with a strong speaker lineup, including talks on new greenhouse biosecurity standards and managing shrink.
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'Pollinator-friendly' label not just for natives

A Google search of “pollinator-friendly plants” generally promotes native plant species, like goldenrod, milkweed, and black-eyed susan, which don’t help support Ontario’s greenhouse floriculture industry. In this two-year study, researchers from OMAFRA and the University of Guelph joined forces to see which varieties in the Guelph Trial Gardens were loved most by pollinators – whether annual or perennial, native or exotic. » Learn more

How safe is your greenhouse?

Many greenhouse growers have implemented some form of mechanization, most commonly in the grading and packing process – but how safe is it for workers? Fall is also the time of year when many greenhouse growers conduct their cleanout – removing debris and soil, disinfecting equipment, and power washing surfaces. From using the gas-powered pressure washer, falls from trolleys or carts, or trying new automation equipment, here are key things to look out for this season. » Learn more


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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Poinsettia Open House

Nov. 20, 2018
Location: Jordan, ON
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Farm Energy Workshop

Nov. 24, 2018
Location: Lacombe, AB
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