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July 30, 2019

Agri-food immigration pilot to launch

The federal government is launching a three-year immigration pilot that aims to retain experienced, non-seasonal workers with an opportunity to become permanent residents.

CannTrust fires CEO, board chair resigns

Investigation into the licensed producer’s non-compliance with Health Canada regulations has uncovered new information that resulted in the board's decision.

Feds invest $49.6M in AI, robotics for agriculture

The $49.5 million investment in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network will help accelerate automation and digitization in Canada’s agricultural sector.
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International Greenhouse Challenge

Canadian researchers win international greenhouse challenge

A recent competition by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) challenged top researchers and experts in the world to create an artificial intelligence (AI) greenhouse control system that could grow a successful crop with limited resources including minimum direct human involvement. The winning team accomplished this. » Learn more
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Flowers Canada raises over $15K for floriculture research

Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. (FCO) held their 47th annual Golf Tournament, where they raised over $15,000 for floriculture research – the most money ever raised in the tournament’s 47-year history. FCO also honoured Bob Martin of Martin Farms and Andy Hendriks of Hendriks Greenhouses, for their contributions to the floriculture sector. » Learn more

Nursery/Landscape Expo

Aug 8-10, 2019
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Independent Garden Centre Show

Aug 13-15, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
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Guelph/LO Trials

Aug 15, 2019
Location: Guelph/Milton
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Farwest Show

Aug 21-23, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
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