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OPMA recognizes Ontario produce champions at annual awards

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association recognized five individuals this month, including OGVG’s Joe Sbrocci and Nature Fresh Farm’s Peter Quiring.

Tropical plant expo will be virtual in January

The FNGLA reached a reluctant decision to cancel Tropical Plant International Expo – TPIE 2021 –  scheduled for January 20-22, 2021 in Tampa, Fla.

Beneficial Insectary owner relinquishes reins after more than 3 decades

Biobest Group NV – through its subsidiary Biobest USA, Inc. – has acquired all shares in Beneficial Insectary from its owner, Sinthya Penn.
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Featured News 
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Building flexibility into automation

Operating from the heart of Ontario’s greenhouse ornamental sector, a robotics developer is building automated solutions to handle the packaging process. But rather than building one machine for each crop, they’re building a separate module for each task, allowing greenhouse operators to pick and choose the functions they need. » Learn more
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Rainbow Greenhouses’ COVID campaign wins smiles and recognition

The ornamental producer was recognized for their Smile Campaign carried out in April, at a time when COVID-19 cases continued to climb. Seeing a decline in sales, staff at Rainbow Greenhouses put the unsold plant material to use and delivered flowers to their community, with the goal of brightening their days during less-than-sunny times. » Learn more
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Syngenta Flowers’ new head of sales for North America

Syngenta Flowers has announced the appointment of Chad Underwood as Head of Sales in North America. » Read more

Next Canadian Agricultural Partnership intake for Ontario

The next intake of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for Ontario producers specifically the Plant Health stream, will open Dec. 9 and close Jan. 6, 2021, 5 p.m. (EST). » Read more

FortisBC to study incorporating hydrogen into network

FortisBC is investing $500,000 to study how the utility can further reduce emissions from its natural gas supply by delivering hydrogen through its distribution network. » Read more