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Ontario lifts agricultural exemption on boilers and pressure vessels

The Ontario agricultural exemption on boilers and pressure vessels will be lifted in 2021, and greenhouse growers should take note.

New Blooms show hits the road

Trialling new ornamental varieties in Western Canada for a third year, organizers successfully put on Alberta-based New Blooms show and brought the event to Saskatchewan.

WALI clarifies questions on federal investment in foreign worker program

The federal government announced $58.6M to strengthen the Temporary Foreign Worker program last week, but few details were provided at the time.
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Don’t miss Grower Day 2020 online – Aug 12

With two live grower panels tomorrow, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

Growing the next generation
1:10pm EDT (10:10am PDT/11:10am MDT).
How can the greenhouse sector continue to attract and retain new employees? Three younger growers share their experiences in the greenhouse.

Moving forward with COVID
2:15pm EDT (11:15am PDT/12:10am MDT).
The emergence of COVID-19 was no walk in the park. This panel discussion will focus on planning for the year ahead.
Register now
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Les Exceptionnelles garner love at first sight

For the past 15 years, Les Exceptionnelles has been Quebec’s horticultural evaluation program. It is unique because it calls on the public to vote for their favourite plants. 11 varieties were named in the 2020 edition of Quebec’s Les Exceptionnelles program. Find out which made the cut. » Learn more
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Questions in greenhouse data

As the high-tech world of greenhouse operations continues to move forward, growers are faced with increasingly more options for sensors used to monitor and streamline their operations. Now with greater opportunities for data collection and analysis than ever before, how can growers figure out which ones are important and what to do with it all? » Learn more
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