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CPMA releases preferred plastics guide

This guide is intended to help inform and support CPMA members in their packaging decision making processes.

Temporary foreign greenhouse worker dies in Ontario

The 31-year-old worker from Mexico was self-isolating in a hotel room before being transferred to a local hospital on Saturday. He had no underlying health problems.

BC launches agricultural job connector site

This new online resource will make it easier to learn about jobs and careers in agriculture, while providing farmers with a one-stop shop to support their hiring needs.
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Plant Names Simplified, 3rd Edition

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How to know when your weevil is evil

In a greenhouse pepper crop, there is only one weevil species that we really care about: the pepper weevil. Because there are many similar morphological features among weevil species, it can be challenging to know just which species is stuck to your sticky trap. So, how do we differentiate between pepper weevil and the hundreds of other weevil species in Canada? » Learn more
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Greenhouse training facility preps youth with horticultural skills

Operating out of a 60,000 square foot greenhouse facility on the eastern boundary of London, Ontario, a not-for-profit social enterprise is building partnerships in education to teach youth in an innovative new skills development program. Greenhouse Academy, or GHA for short, has designed a one-of-a-kind learning program that provides students with opportunities to develop global competencies. » Learn more
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Ontario introduces COVID-19 recovery rates for fixed electricity pricing

Effective June 1, 2020, Ontario has introduced a fixed electricity price, known as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate, of 12.8 cents per kWh. » Read more

11 workers test positive for COVID-19 at St. Thomas greenhouse

11 workers have tested positive for the virus, a day after seven of the farm’s migrant workers were confirmed to be infected with the disease. » Read more

Aquaponics Association challenges E. coli findings in Purdue study

The results of a Purdue University study reported the presence of E.coli in the hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems. These results have been questioned. » Read more