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Applications for AFE scholarships now open

Applications are now being accepted for 24 different scholarships offered through the American Floral Endowment, open to both U.S. and Canadian students pursuing horticulture.

Illumitex ends lighting operations, focuses on AI

Former lighting supplier Illumitex has decided to terminate its LED lighting operations, investing their resources to propel their artificial-intelligence platform instead.

CannTrust appoints new CEO

CannTrust has appointed Greg Guyatt as the company’s new CEO and received an extension for continued listing and trading of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Featured News 
Feature 1

What’s next for IPM? New biological solutions and more

As greenhouse production changes, so, too, must IPM programs. Biological control and horticulture specialist, Dr. Michael Brownbridge returns from a biocontrol meeting in Switzerland and shares five technologies that could benefit the Canadian greenhouse industry. “There are some exciting developments in the biocontrol and allied worlds just waiting to be tested and registered.” » Learn more
Feature 2

The plight of plastic in the ornamental sector

Each year, the horticulture industry sells its products in single-use plastic pots, trays and wraps – the majority of which end up in landfill. Many recycling programs were shut down when China closed its doors to poor quality and certain types of plastic. Consumers may want to see less plastic in their ornamental products, but eliminating it may not be the answer. » Learn more


Feb 18
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Feb 19-20
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Feb 26-Mar 1
Location: Seattle, WA
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MyPlant & Garden

Feb 26-28
Location: Milan, Italy
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