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July 2, 2019

OFA welcomes new general manager

Cathy Lennon will take over the reins as general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, following the retirement of Neil Currie on August 30, 2019.

Changes to foreign work permits

Comments are welcome on proposed changes to introduce occupation-specific work permits in the Primary Agriculture and Low-wage streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Land matching program bring opportunities to BC

New and young farmers in B.C. are seeing results and getting agricultural land into production, thanks to the support of regional land matchers and the B.C. Land Matching Program.
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Wave 25th Anniversary

Celebrate 25 years of “firsts” with Wave® Petunias in 2020! Wave is the first branded petunia: The first to have its own website, and the first with colored packaging for better brand recognition. It’s also the first offered in pellet form for easy sowing and easy growing. For 25 years, Wave has been your first choice in petunias. Get set now for the birthday celebration next year. Book your Wave petunia seed and plugs from your preferred supplier today. >> Book now
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New, resilient plants

New, resilient plants on display

Resilient plants were one of the main themes at this year’s California Spring Trials. Breeders showcased new varieties resistant to disease and tough environmental conditions, such as drought, heat and rain. Guelph Trial Garden manager, Rodger Tschanz, recaps plants that were not only resilient, but gorgeous to boot. » Learn more
Farming smart in northern Manitoba

Farming smart in northern Manitoba

For the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) in northern Manitoba, new smart farming technology is improving their access to fresh, healthy food in a big way. This vertical farming pilot offers affordable, fresh produce to those living in remote regions, as well as a way to tackle high rates of diabetes in the local area. » Learn more
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Hydroponic Food Production, 7th Edition

Hydroponic Food Production, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to soilless culture with extensively new and updated contents from the previous edition published in 2001.

The text describes the most successful growing cultures to use with specific crops and details media as well as hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing as well as deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more. >> Order now!

Garden Centres Canada Summit

July 10-12, 2019
Location: Mississauga, ON
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July 13-16, 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
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ASHS Conference

July 22-25, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Sawaya Garden Trials

July 24, 2019
Location: Simcoe, ON
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