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Long-time greenhouse specialist retires

After 28 years as Ontario’s greenhouse vegetable specialist, Shalin Khosla has retired from his post with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Alberta greenhouse rebate program opens

Applications will be accepted until January 17, 2020. The program provides an 80 per cent rebate on the carbon levy paid on eligible purchases of natural gas and propane.

Known researcher joins biocontrol company

BioWorks’ latest hire should be no stranger to the greenhouse sector. Dr. Michael Brownbridge has joined the biocontrol solutions company as their biological program manager.
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Featured News 
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Land protection leads to complications

BC is emphasizing a farming first approach, something that’s impacted agritourism as well as housing. Agritourism events that overshadow farming activities are no longer welcome, and are either being asked to shut down or relocate. Second residences that don’t house farm owners or workers are being phased out. » Learn more
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A second look at this year’s showstoppers + bonus material

From disease-resistant impatiens to vigorous petunias that stood up to rain, this second part of the Sawaya Garden Trials coverage explores the remainder of the organizer’s top selections and highlights how they could be of potential benefit to an operation. Check out never-before-seen bonus material in this online version of the article. » 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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Guelph Organic Conference

Jan 23-27
Location: Guelph, ON
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