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New joint venture to examine potential for wind farm production to power greenhouse sector

The HIGH Energy Project could see clean hydrogen and electricity power food production, local economy and community development.

Spatial distribution of pores helps determine where carbon is stored in the soil

Under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), a team of soil scientists have developed a new method to show where and under what conditions carbon is stored in the soil.

Examining the organic market report

Ontario market for organic products is the largest in Canada, with demand increasing.
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The line-up of growing media certified for organic production is expanding

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Rising to the challenge of greenhouse strawberry production

Sunterra Greenhouse, located an hour northeast of Calgary in Acme, Alta., is a recently constructed 20-acre greenhouse facility for tomato and strawberry production with plans to expand to 70 acres. According to Amanda Hehr, president of Sunterra Greenhouse, they’re the third greenhouse in North America to implement the lift gutter system for strawberries. “It’s more expensive, but it allows for 10 rows per eight-metre bay rather seven to eight rows at most with conventional systems,” says Hehr. It means better use of the growing space and higher plant density, and their next expansion may almost be exclusively strawberries. » Learn more

Cut flower grower tackles both succession and expansion head on

Succession can be a touchy subject for many farm families, but the Slamans have found a way to tackle the process, all while building a brand new greenhouse facility. Retiring from the family farm isn’t the same as retiring from a company, says Stephanie Slaman. “In our case, there is a family home on the farm. Not to mention eight siblings that need to be considered. What does that look like when the transition occurs?” » Learn more
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A new wearable technology — for plants

The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops. » Read more...

How to prevent premature flowering in garden mums

Garden mum cuttings typically arrive at a tough time of the year when producers are busy with spring crops. How does one set up for more punctual flowering? Cutting suppliers weigh in. » Read more...
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