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September 10, 2019
Fine Americas

Leafy green vertical farm opens

A state-of-the-art, fully automated 45,000 sq. ft. vertical farm is now operational in Guelph, Ont., providing local pesticide-free leafy greens year-round.

CannTrust lays off 20 per cent of workforce

CannTrust has reduced their workforce by 20 per cent, letting go of approximately 180 employees. This action is expected to save $9 million annually.

Greenhouse technology network set to make waves

A new network for research and technology in Southern Ontario’s greenhouse sector is about to blossom, thanks to $5 million in new FedDev Ontario funding.
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Pest problems

Narrowing down your pesky pest problems

We all know what they say about assumptions. When diagnosing crops with little tolerance for damage, it’s important not to let preconceived notions lead you down the wrong path. Here are some common mistakes to avoid making when diagnosing insect and disease issues in ornamentals. Save time and money by arriving at the culprit sooner. » Learn more
Light environment

How to create your ideal light environment

Pest management is a critical part of any commercial greenhouse. Despite its importance, tracking its delivery and progress can still be a challenge. When growers work to implement an IPM program, the effectiveness of the applications can often be compromised due to a lack of communication between growers and IPM staff. Software can help change that. » Learn more
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Annex Bookstore

Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is the most comprehensive visual reference on this important subject.

A combination of Dirr’s bestselling books under one cover, adding new plants, new photographs, plus all new commentary in Dirr’s signature style, it is the bible of woody plants.

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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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SAF Conference

Sept 18-21, 2019
Location: Amelia Island, FL
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Ball Grower Day

Sept 24, 2019
Location: Langley, BC
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