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Stranded foreign workers in Ontario to receive provincial support

A targeted, special category of funding under the federal-provincial Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program will help farmers cover incremental costs of stranded foreign workers.

PMRA expands use of biofungicide on greenhouse and indoor crops

Lalstop G64 WG biofungicide is now approved for suppression of soil-borne and foliar diseases on greenhouse-grown eggplant, Asian water spinach, strawberries and indoor-grown cannabis in Canada.

Syngenta to collaborate with McLeod Valley on begonia genetics

Alberta’s McLeod Valley Greenhouses and Syngenta Flowers aim to launch their first varieties in the coming seasons, as continued research and trialing are completed.
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10 things to know about growing in wood substrates

Will wood substrates tie up nutrients and cause nutrient deficiencies? Are there changes to substrate pH? Are wood substrates toxic to plants? These are just some of the questions commonly received by Dr. Brian Jackson. Read on for his answers. » Learn more
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Cannabis microcultivation for greenhouse growers

Greenhouse growers are in a prime position to take advantage of a new class of legal cannabis production, called “Microcultivation”. The costs are less, the security requirements are less, and the regulatory requirements are (slightly) less. » Learn more