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Canadian farm gender pay gap still wide but narrowing

A recent Agriculture–Population Linkage study from Statistics Canada, which combines data from the Census of Agriculture and the Census of Population, highlights the trend. In 2020, the gap was nearly equal to the national average for all Canadians aged 16 and over.

Southern Ontario greenhouse boom contributing to algae in Lake Erie

For a couple of decades at the end of the last century, it seemed like the blue-green algae problem in Lake Erie had been solved, or at least managed, thanks to a concerted cross-border effort. As algae reappeared at the turn of the millennium, water quality researchers began noticing additional worrying trends in Essex County waterways with significant greenhouse footprints.

Lakeshore to restart drafting greenhouse rules after current ones deemed too strict

Lakeshore, Ont., will start all over again writing rules around where large-scale greenhouses can go after the province and Essex County said the ones it came up with were too restrictive. Lakeshore spent months debating and getting public opinion to draw up amendments to draw up new rules.


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Hangover-free water treatment for CEA

In 1999, the new Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility (CESRF) in Guelph, ON, took up the three big challenges of treating and recycling water in closed systems. It began looking for answers on how to grow plants in space, on the moon and Mars. One challenge has been solved, in principle, and a second is ‘close’ to a solution. The toughest challenge probably will take a few years yet, according to one of Canada’s leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) scientists. By John Dietz. » Read more...

Celebrating 60 years of flowers and fellowship

B.C.’s United Flower Growers Co-operative Association marks six decades of community, commerce and cultivation. An evening of flowers and fellowship was held in early September to celebrate the 60th anniversary of B.C.’s United Flower Growers Co-operative Association. According to attendees, it was an evening filled with laughter, camaraderie and reminiscing. By Amy Kouniakis. » Read more...
Industry news 

Canobi AgTech and MCH collaborate to produce turn-key modular farms

Canobi announces a partnership with MCH (Modulaire MCH Int.), a Montreal-based manufacturer of prefabricated modular steel buildings, to produce modular indoor farms. In collaboration with Canobi AgTech, MCH is launching the drop-N-gro, a complete modular farm solution. » Read More...


Landscape Ontario Congress

January 9, 2024 | 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1, Canada » Read More...

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 25, 2024 | Abbotsford, BC. »


January 26, 2024 | Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage, 1, Frankfurt am Main » Read More...

GreenTech Americas

March 12, 2024 | QRO, Mexico »

California Spring Trials

March 20, 2024 | California »

CPMA Convention & Trade Show

April 23, 2024 | 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 » Learn more...