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November 19, 2019

Vineland works on cucumber harvest automation

Human labour accounts for roughly 30 per cent of total costs in cucumber greenhouses and harvesting. This translates into approximately $27 million spent annually on cucumber harvesting alone.

Awards presented at 2019 AGGA Garden Party

The Alberta Greenhouse Growers’ association (AGGA) revealed the winners of their annual awards at their garden party last Thursday night.

2019 GISC wraps up in Calgary

The 2019 Green Industry Show and Conference wrapped up last Friday at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. GISC returns to Edmonton next year from November 19-20, 2020.
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Fighting greenhouse fire hazards

As farming continues to become more technologically advanced, automated controlling systems have become prevalent in almost every greenhouse that he sees, says Jay Plato of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire & Emergency Services. As more and more greenhouses begin to embrace this technology, it also brings new fire safety concerns. » Learn more
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Robotics and automation could address challenges

Following a workshop held to discuss emerging technologies last year, Niki Bennett, science coordinator at Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), shared some of its outcomes. Data, says Bennett, is a big one. The sector could also use additional tools for resource optimization and integration, she adds » Learn more


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