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$150K in operating savings expected in greenhouse LED program

A collaboration between an LED-lighting solutions provider and an Ontario greenhouse is projected to save an estimated $150,000 in annual operating costs.

SAWP amended to accommodate COVID quarantine period

Ottawa amended the maximum duration of the annual Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) work permit to accommodate the mandatory quarantine period.

Ottawa earmarks $2.18M to assist temporary foreign workers affected by COVID

Ottawa has set aside $2.18 million to support and to assist temporary foreign workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the agricultural sector.
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Tropical foliage pests to watch out for

Anytime you have plants, there’s always a risk of insects or mites feeding on them. Tropical plants have particularly lush foliage that are very nutritious to many pests. That’s why it is important to know which pests you have, so you can target them using the best possible solutions. » Learn more
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The most commonly misidentified greenhouse pests

Proper identification of insect and mite pests, along with the plant damage they cause, is an important component of pest management. Some of the most commonly misidentified insect and mite pests in the greenhouse are mistaken for one another due to similarities in appearance of the pest or the damage they cause. Here are some key culprits. » Learn more
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Alberta to provide up to $30,000 in COVID relief for small business

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Chair, vice chair re-elected to lead OFVGA

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Applications open for Ontario’s New Skills Development Fund

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