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FIHOQ changes name to Québec Vert

The Fédération interdisciplinaire de l’horticulture ornementale du Québec (FIHOQ) has been renamed Québec Vert, taking on a new identity, image and mission.

B.C. flower grower elected president of COHA

Announced late last week, B.C. flower grower Dave Captein has been elected president of the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) for a two-year term.

New owners move into first-built Nature Fresh farm

Last Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Nature Fresh’s Phase 1 greenhouse. The facility’s new name will be Chosen Fresh Farms Ltd.
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Featured News 
Feature 1

Showstopping varieties on display

“This is the 19th year of the Sawaya Garden Trials, and every year I learn something new,” says Melhem Sawaya. From knowing whether cultivars belong in the same family to learning about the flowering power and patterns of each variety, this greenhouse consultant shares key lessons learned along with part one of his top-performing varieties. » Learn more
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Hitting the 3 C’s of employee management

When managing employees in a commercial greenhouse, always think of the “3 C’s”: communication, coordination and completion. While software can never replace verbal communication in a greenhouse, it can help. Modern greenhouse software is similar to an automated checklist that is available to everyone in the greenhouse and is continually updated in real time. » Learn more

LO Congress

Jan 7-9
Location: Toronto, ON
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Tropical Plant International Expo

Jan 22-24
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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