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Federal emergency processing fund to help producers adapt to COVID

First announced in early May, applications for the new $77.5 million Emergency Processing Fund are open to projects that help manage new health and safety protocols.

OGVG and Essex County work on COVID-19 response plan

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has partnered with Essex County officials to increase COVID-19 testing and develop a comprehensive response strategy.

Mexico resumes sending farm workers to Canada after third death

Mexico resumed sending temporary farm workers to Canada after the two countries reached an agreement on improved safety protections for labourers.
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Benary introduces TeleCAST 2020

At Benary’s Spring Trials, we showcase new products, provide information and try to have some fun. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this year’s event for the safety of our staff and customers.
Instead, we’ve created Benary TeleCAST 2020, a video playlist on our YouTube channel providing you with information about our newest products for Benary and Benary Plus.
We hope you enjoy TeleCAST 2020, learn and are inspired. Questions? We’re available. We look forward to seeing you soon. Be well, stay safe and stay healthy. We wish you a great season filled with more beauty, more choices and more smiles. Learn More
Featured News 
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Biofuel boiler puts the “green” in greenhouse

The Schurmans were depending on four boilers to heat their four acre greenhouse, using byproducts from a local oilseed processing plant as fuel and supplementing with oil. In January, they accessed over $800,000 in federal and provincial government grants to trade in all four boilers for two running on 100% solid biofuel. » Learn more
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Luffa production opportunities in Canadian greenhouses

Luffa or Chinese okra is typically cultivated in tropical and subtropical environments, but current research at the University of Guelph is looking into how this crop could be grown locally in greenhouses. Their immature fruits are consumed as vegetables, while their mature fruits are used for household cleaning and personal hygiene. » Learn more
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Control of Pests & Weeds by Natural Enemies: An Introduction Biological Control

Biological control – utilizing a population of natural enemies to seasonally or permanently suppress pests – is not a new concept. The cottony cushion scale, which nearly destroyed the citrus industry of California, was controlled by an introduced predatory insect in the 1880s. Accelerated invasions by insects and spread of weedy non-native plants in the last century have increased the need for the use of biological control. Use of carefully chosen natural enemies has become a major tool for the protection of natural ecosystems, biodiversity and agricultural and urban environments. Learn More
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Canada extends CERB by eight weeks

Canada has extended the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks, to ensure Canadians have the help they need as they transition back to work.  » Read more

Newfoundland invests in greenhouse vegetable facilities, research and training

Newfoundland and Labrador  announced nearly $13 million in funding to assist farmers, including construction of a new greenhouse complex and expanding vegetable transplant capacity. » Read more

British Columbia releases cannabis licensing guide

This guide is for cultivating (growing and harvesting) and processing (manufacturing and packaging) cannabis for commercial purposes and relates to businesses of all sizes. » Read more