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ArriveCAN now required for travellers landing in Canada

As of November 21, 2020, anyone flying to Canada as their final destination will be required to submit travel information through ArriveCAN.

Seed blend named after BC’s provincial health officer

West Coast Seeds announced that the company will be honouring BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. 100% of the revenue goes to Food Banks Canada.

New president of Saskatchewan greenhouse association

Unity business owner Tammy Lauinger has been named the new president of the Saskatchewan Greenhouse Growers Association.
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Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses

With heating costs becoming an issue yet again, growers cannot afford to not have this resource.
After reviewing the principles behind heat loss, Dr. Bartok discusses greenhouse siting, construction materials, insulation, fuels and heating, ventilation and cooling, space utilization, utilities, trucking costs, and management.
Appendices include an Energy Conservation Checklist, Heat Loss Calculations, Useful Conversions, and Selected Product Manufacturers and Distributors.
Tables and diagrams throughout. >> Learn more
Featured News 
Feature 1

New and notable perennials for this side of the border

When it comes to growing perennials in Canada, the first question is – can it survive? Breeders are trialling new perennial varieties in areas just south of B.C. up to Winnipeg, Man. to ensure consumer and grower satisfaction. What exciting genetics are in store for 2021? Seed breeders shared their favourite new perennial selections for the Canadian market. » Learn more
Feature 2

Moving food production upwards

Globally, investments in vertical farms have reached over $3.1 billion, with 32 per cent of these investments in North America. Currently, there are a number of vertical operations across Canada, many of which are established in more urban areas. Where are the challenges and opportunities? » Learn more