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Canada announces $252 million in support of agriculture

As part of the investment, a $77.5 million Emergency Processing Fund has been created to help food producers access more personal protective equipment and respond to COVID-19.

Nominations due for Greenhouse Canada’s 2020 awards

Nominations for Greenhouse Canada magazine’s annual awards are closing this week: Grower of the Year and Top 4 Under 40 awards.

Ontario garden centres still limited to pickup and delivery

Ontario has allowed some seasonal businesses to reopen May 4, though garden centres and nurseries are still limited to curbside pickup and delivery.
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11 ideas for garden retail

In the present economic climate, it is essential that garden centres stay open and are seen as essential services to help with the wellbeing of the population. The worst scenario is what happened in the UK, where garden retailers and growers were forced to close as they were seen as non-essential. Here, John Stanley presents 11 retail ideas for these challenging times. » Learn more
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It’s about time: Using phosphorus efficiently

The inefficient use of applied fertilizer-Pi by agricultural crops can lead to overuse of fertilizer-Pi and the eutrophication of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In this study, University of Guelph researchers reduced phosphorus use by 75 per cent in greenhouse chrysanthemum production, with no change to market quality. » Learn more
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48 confirmed for COVID-19 in Chatham greenhouse

Since the first report earlier last week, there are now 48 cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Greenhill Produce in Chatham-Kent. » Read more...

Take a virtual walk through the Keukenhof

Though closed for the 2020 season, visitors can now visit the Keukenhof virtually. ‘If people cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to them,’ says the park. » Read more...

New chair named to Farm Credit Canada’s board of directors

Announced by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Jane Halford has been appointed Chairperson of Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Board of Directors. » Read more...