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May 7, 2019
Grower Day

Greenhouse crops affected in neonic decision

Health Canada has officially announced the cancellation of several neonicotinoid pesticides. Greenhouse ornamentals and greenhouse vegetable transplants are affected.

Nova Scotia losing greenhouse space

An analysis of StatCan data says total sales and resales of flowers and plants grown in Nova Scotia greenhouses are down by 25.5 per cent over the last three years, reports The Chronicle Herald.

U of T and Centennial partner on vertical farm

Among the partnership’s plans? Apply innovative technologies to food production in an urban setting through the development of Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm.
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Featured News 
Tomato brown rugose virus

Growers take precautions against virus

Canadian greenhouse vegetable growers are undergoing strict sanitation protocols. Known as the tomato brown rugose fruit virus ( ‘TBRFV’, or ‘the rugose’ for short), the disease has been detected in approximately 100 cases across 20 states in Mexico. It was detected in Belgium and the Netherlands earlier this year. » Learn more
Solar modules

Dual use for solar modules

There’s something different about the glass at Freeman Herbs. Above a half acre of Freeman’s production space, the southern-facing panes of rooftop glass have been replaced with specialty solar modules. Each one combines two key pieces of technology: a light-polarizing backsheet and a photovoltaic (PV) cell. » Learn more
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June 11-13, 2019
Location: Netherlands
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Grower Day

June 18-19, 2019
Location: St. Catharines, ON
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International Floriculture Expo

June 18-20, 2019
Location: Miami, FL
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Greenhouse Biological Control Conference

June 19, 2019
Location: New Haven, CT
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