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December 3, 2019

Cost-share funding announced for Ontario

The next intake for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership cost-share funding program for Ontario will run from January 8 to January 29, 2020. Here are categories applicable to greenhouses.

Greenhouse workers identify heights as leading risk

Greenhouse and other agriculture workers experience higher lost-time injury rates than any other Schedule 1 sector over the last six years.

Dehumidification reduces energy consumption

Heat loss in greenhouses during the winter months has led Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. to evaluate different solutions to reduce greenhouse energy consumption.
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Featured News 
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Top perennials for colder climates

At the California Spring Trials, Guelph trial garden manager Rodger Tschanz looked for new perennials with unusual or extended bloom periods to lengthen their life on the greenhouse bench. Some didn’t require vernalization, while others had a photoperiod/daylength-neutral response that didn’t need short or long days to encourage new blooms. Here were his top 10. » Learn more
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Exploring a spectrum of possibilities

In addition to changing light levels, researchers are now using selective colours of light to achieve the desired effects on indoor crops. From promoting root growth in ornamentals to increasing fresh weight in lettuce, applying a selective spectrum of supplemental light seems to be a gamechanger. It’s a whole new playground, says Dr. Melanie Yelton. » Learn more

FCO Winter Event & AGM

Dec 4
Location: St. Catharines, ON
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LO Congress

Jan 7-9
Location: Toronto, ON
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