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Ontario invests $50M into risk management program

This funding supports farmers with unforeseen challenges such as fluctuating market prices. It includes the Self-Directed Risk Management program for edible horticulture.

Alberta project co-locates natural gas producers with indoor farming

Alberta is investing in 20 new projects that will create over 750 jobs, while reducing emissions in the natural gas sector. One of them is a project by ag-tech company Sustainitech.

Hydro-Québec discounts rates for greenhouse growers

The proposal provides for a rate of 5.59¢ per kilowatthour (kWh) for photosynthetic lighting and space heating to raise crops, available to all growers with a power demand of at least 50 kilowatts (kW).
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Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect & Mite Pests

Raymond A. Cloyd, an extension Specialist in Ornamental Entomology/Integrated Pest Management at Kansas State University, discusses the common insect and mite pests of ornamental crops and how to treat their infestations. Cloyd explains insecticide and chemical classes and modes of operation, proper tank mixing procedures, application coverage and timing, and pesticide storage.

He also talks about phytotoxicity and the effects of pH on chemical effectiveness. A final chapter on pest identification describes common insets and mite pests, their feeding patterns and damage to crops, and control methods. Learn More
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Wood content rises steadily in soilless media

Wood fibres and products aren’t just here to stay, but rising steadily in proportion within soilless mixes. As a component in growing media, wood fibre first emerged in Europe around the late 1970s, says researcher Dr. Brian Jackson, who reveals that over 40 different wood fibre products have been developed since. But it wasn’t until 2005 that interest in wood fibre really picked up in North America. » Learn more
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Behind the scenes with All-America Selections

All-America Selections (AAS) signs can be seen in many trial gardens and on display at new variety showcases, but what do they really mean? Diane Blazek, Executive Director of All-America Selections, explains how AAS winners are selected, how they’re trialled in Canada and why it’s important to recognize the winners. » Learn more

Flower Expo Asia 2020

Aug 3-5
Guangzhou, China
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