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Nov. 27, 2018

AAFC announces funding for greenhouse automation

A federal investment of up to $5 million was announced for the Automation Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to be led by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

OFVGA Award of Merit nominations open

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is now accepting nominations for its industry Award of Merit, awarded annually to an outstanding individual or organization.

Fatal electrocution in Leamington

A 29-year-old man died last week after being electrocuted at a greenhouse in Leamington. Reports say the worker was injured while working on an electrical panel.
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All the right ways to apply microbes

Available commercial products are predominantly based on bacteria or fungi. Containing living microorganisms, they must be stored and applied in ways that preserve their viability. Dead organisms simply do not work! It is important to select the right tool for the job, and apply it in the right place, at the right time, using the right method. Studies were conducted at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to assess the effects of sprayers on biopesticide viability and coverage. » Learn more

Defining a technological future

When it comes to the future of horticulture, the media is alive with buzz words like automation and artificial intelligence – but where do they fit in? Automation usually has to do with a single process, says Adam Greenberg, CEO of iUNU, a horticultural technology startup based in Seattle, WA. “If you’re automating a planting line, you’re using a very specific automated process….That’s very different from AI (artificial intelligence)…” » Learn more

Hort East

Nov. 27-28, 2018
Location: Truro, NS
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Great Lakes Expo 2018

Dec. 4-6, 2018
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Midwest Green Industry Experience

Dec. 12-13, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
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Landscape Ontario Congress

Jan. 9-11, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
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