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Canada investing $6.4 million in ag research, training at the University of Manitoba

Manitoba Advanced Education and Training is providing funding of up to $5.9 million in capital investment over 3 years and the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is providing $500,000 to create a new state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot facility that meets the future needs of Canadian farmers and industry.

Ontario invests $8-million in U of G agri-food research

For 2023, 47 research projects that enhance plant health and protection, protect animal health and welfare, drive economic development and promote environmental sustainability will be funded through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the unique collaboration between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

State-of-the-art Greenhouse coming to Dauphin, Man.

Vermillion Growers Ltd. has opened an innovative glass greenhouse producing hydroponic greenhouse vegetables in Manitoba's Dauphin area.


Possible pesticides for pesky Thrips parvispinus

Although the invasive pest Thrips parvispinus (pictured on the right) continues to threaten tropical ornamental crops, the good news is that the sky isn’t falling after all. Producing crops like mandevilla, schefflera and hoya are still possible for those who want to continue growing them. Although developing a reliable biological control program for this pest is probably a few years off, a suite of pesticides is available in Canada to successfully manage T. parvispinus. By Dr. Sarah Jandricic » Learn more

Impactful perennials

Part 2 of our coverage of the 2023 California Spring Trials looks at some powerful perennials. The new perennials showcased at CAST 2023 mostly have one thing in common and that is the ability to have great ornamental value in the first year. By Rodger Tschanz » Learn more
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Hydroponic greenhouses becoming more popular in the North, but have limitations

Greenhouses are becoming more popular in northern communities as a way to supplement available groceries and improve food security. Some involve hydroponics, a higher-tech way of growing that doesn’t use soil. » Read More...

Lawrence MacAulay returns as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Among some of the key moves, Marie-Claude Bibeau moves over to become minister of national revenue, while Lawrence MacAulay moves back to his former role as minister of agriculture and agri-food. » Read More...

Canadian grower explores new opportunities for greenhouse greens

When one Canadian greenhouse-grown leafy green company started production six years ago, the marketplace for its product looked a little different. "It was retail right at the beginning that moved the needle on interest and getting exposure for greenhouse-grown leafy greens. Now we're seeing a lot more food service and quick-service restaurants (QSR) investigating this channel for supply just because of what has happened the last couple of years in California and Arizona," says Rindi Bristol with Inspired Greens, which grows greens in its Alberta, Canada-based greenhouses. » Read More...


The Garden Center Show

August 8, 2023 | 400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI » Learn More

Nursery/Landscape Expo

August 9, 2023 | 900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas » Learn More

Farwest Show 2023

August 23, 2023 | Portland, OR »

World Floral Expo

September 7, 2023 | 655 W 34th St New York, NY » Learn More

Sawaya Gardens Garden Mum Trials Open House

September 14, 2023 | Waterford, Ontario » Learn More

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

October 4, 2023 | Niagara Falls, Ontario »

PMA Fresh Summit

October 19, 2023 | 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim » Learn More