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New phytosanitary certificate requirements for exports to U.S.

Starting Sept. 14, 2021, exports of Fragaria spp., Rosa spp. and Rubus spp. from Canada into the U.S. will require a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration.

Flowers Canada Ontario golf tourney raises over $8k for research

With support from the generosity of the tournament’s players, sponsors, and staff, FCO raised over $8,000 for floriculture research – a significant amount considering the tournament was not quite business as usual.

Funding open to B.C. greenhouse operators affected by wildfires

For B.C. greenhouse operators, the AgriRecovery application would be made under the ‘Crops and bees application package.’

Nature Fresh Farms doubles Ohio operations

The future extension will be dedicated to year-round organics for growing tomatoes and peppers throughout the year.
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The 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference, October 6 & 7, will be as close to an in-person event as virtually possible!

A dynamic live-streamed education program will feature 45+ speakers from across Canada and around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from those at the forefront of change in the protected agriculture sector. Conference features such as the New Variety Showcase, Research Poster Session, New Product Display and Exhibitor Directory will provide Canadian growers with easy access to valuable information and connections. Full conference information is found on the CGC website www.CanadianGreenhouseConference.com Registration is open.

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What to expect at the 2021 CGC

“’One virtual conference, just one, and then everything will be back to normal…’ I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only person who thought the pandemic would have run its course by this time,” writes Glenna Cairnie. “However, as events unfolded over the winter, it became apparent that thousands of people gathering indoors was not in the cards for a fall conference in 2021.” With 40+ speakers and up to five concurrent streams, here’s an overview of the virtual event. » Learn more

The rise of AI in the greenhouse

AI is not new. The concept has been around since the 1950s. With traditional AI, experts transfer knowledge to engineers who then encode it into a computer program. The job of the computer is straightforward, relying on simple logical rules. But unlike traditional AI, the modern AI can learn and figure out its own patterns and rules using data and/or after being shown examples. Here’s how modern AI fits into the greenhouse. » Learn more
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Greenhouse cultivation has expanded in recent decades with increased demand for horticultural production. This book covers current technologies and management practices of general greenhouse production, with a particular emphasis on plastic greenhouses and vegetable growing.

The author begins by addressing the natural greenhouse microclimate, in the context of managing greenhouse systems such as ventilation, cooling, heating, carbon dioxide enrichment, light management, crop physiology, greenhouse design and construction criteria.

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Sept 14-16
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Sept 15-16
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