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August 20, 2019

Licensing required for BC foreign labour recruiters

Recruiters who help secure employment in B.C. for foreign workers have until Oct. 1, 2019, to acquire a licence, giving better protection to workers new to Canada.

Feds invest $1.4M into pesticide alternatives

A federal investment of over $1.4 million was announced to help develop alternative approaches to pesticide use for Canadian fruit and vegetable greenhouse growers.

Fire engulfs greenhouse in Ontario

A fire at Pioneer Flower Farms late Friday night engulfed residential buildings housing migrant workers. Owners say no one was injured, but personal and business effects were lost.
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Urban or rural: Where to build a greenhouse

Rooftop greenhouses are a bit of a different beast. There’s also the added difficulty of physically moving the building materials onto the roof. And, as much as they encourage people to give a useful purpose to a previously unused space, they come with a dossier of regulations. Functionally, they’re treated like an entirely new floor of a building. » Learn more

Young and diverse: The next wave of plant consumers

According to research conducted by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, 81 to 91 per cent of surveyed Asian-Canadians wish that flowers from their country of origin would be more easily available in Canada. While for Canadian plant consumers, one of the largest deterrents to purchasing plants is a consumer’s fear of killing them. » Learn more

Farwest Show

Aug 21-23, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
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Plug and Cutting Conference

Sept 4, 2019
Location: Charlotte-Concord, NC
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Salon du Végétale

Sept 10-12, 2019
Location: Nantes, France
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Sept 10-12, 2019
Location: Birmingham, UK
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