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Input needed to drive soilless substrate research

Canadian and U.S. researchers are seeking input from growers and growing media manufacturers/suppliers to identify soilless substrate needs. Survey ends Oct 20.

Ottawa earmarks $2.1M for Indigenous ag and food projects

Projects include a year-round greenhouse project in Quebec, ensuring a supply of medicines, herbs, fruits and vegetables year round for NWAC’s commercial kitchen.

Ontario to deliver $11.6M in funding to ag health and safety projects

This is part of the $35 million federal investment announced in the summer, to improve health and safety on farms through the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund. 
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Predicting the greenhouse microclimate

Gaining control of the greenhouse climate isn’t as simple as deciding on minimum and maximum setpoints. Just as air temperatures can vary across a greenhouse, the plant microclimate is heavily impacted by plant structure, varying between plants and vertically within the crop.  » Learn more
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The greens to achieve your dreams

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The Ecke Poinsettia Manual

Who better to help you grow your poinsettia crops than the world’s leader?
The Paul Ecke Ranch, the world’s largest poinsettia breeder, shares its expertise on how to grow and market the number one Christmas flower.
This manual provides everything a grower needs to know about producing and selling this pervasive crop of red, pink, yellow, purple, speckled, and marbled flowers.
Using their vast experience, Ecke provides a great guide to selecting cultivars and growing high-quality crops. After a brief history of poinsettias and their place in the market, the authors provide detailed chapters about propagation, growing on, nutrition, pest and disease control, pot and cut flower culture, postharvest care, and marketing. Colour photos throughout. Learn More


Oct 20-22
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