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Ontario to support agricultural fairs and exhibitions amid COVID

Eligible agriculture societies can apply for funding to help offset financial losses due to the cancellation of fall fairs, exhibitions and activities during the 2020 pandemic.

Québec young plant producer receives $1M to optimize production

Les Serres Frank Zyromski, a Rivière-Rouge-based company specializing in the production of young plant cuttings, has received $1M in funding.

LMIAs being accepted for early 2021 arrivals

For horticultural producers looking to hire temporary foreign workers next year, Labour Market Impact Assessments are being accepted for January and February 2021 arrivals.
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Garden mums: To produce and protect

Although generally an easy crop, there are several tweaks you can make to help save headaches and money in mum production. Here are some pointers to help optimize your irrigation, fertilizer and pest management programs in garden mums. » Learn more
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Breeding bigger, better and improved

Breeding the next new variety is a complicated process, building on previous work to meet both grower and consumer demands. It’s not inherently difficult to cross two plants to make a new one, but it is not a simple, one-time occurrence. Here’s how it’s done. » Learn more