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CAHRC report projects nearly one-third of agri-workforce to retire by 2030

New data from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has found that by 2030, there will be more than 100,000 vacant jobs to fill in the industry. CAHRC found a 15 per cent increase in job vacancies compared to the number of jobs in 2022 that could not be filled by Canadians and residents of Canada.

U of G scholarships to address labour shortages in agri-food sector

The University of Guelph has introduced three new scholarships designed to "attract top Canadian and international students to the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) to pursue a career in the Canadian agri-food sector." A $2-million gift from U of G alumnus Andy Wilder (BSc Agr. ‘84) is the source of funding behind these new scholarships, and will create the single largest scholarship offered at U of G, at $80,000.

Guide to biocontrol agents for greenhouse pests now available

MSU Extension has updated a 16 page guide to biocontrol agents that are commercially available to control greenhouse pests. Developed in collaboration with Kansas State University and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, this resource includes pictures of each organism, their active temperature ranges, and key facts about using biological control.


Den Haan Greenhouses exceeds expectations with Philips LED installation

To extend their growing season and meet customer demand, Den Haan Greenhouses installed Philips LED toplighting and LED interlighting over their tomato crop, and LED toplighting over their long English cucumber crop. Luke Den Haan said his production volume lines up with the yield forecasts provided by the Philips LED team; "the Philips LED installation exceeded my expectations."

» Watch Den Haan case study

Thrips parvispinus Q & A

Greenhouse Canada recently reached out to entomologist Dr. Ken Fry, of Olds College in Alberta, to share some up-to-date insights on one of the newest Thrips species making a pest of themselves in Canadian greenhouses. Here’s what he had to say about this unwanted intruder. » Read more...

Mealybug management

Mealybugs can be introduced into greenhouses through tropical, foliage, and succulent plant material shipments, making effective control strategies important. A combination of cultural, insecticidal, and biological management strategies need to be implemented to manage mealybug populations. By Jaden Gimondo, Michigan State University Extension and Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University. » Read more...

Energy-efficient growing under light abatement curtains

Want to learn more about growing efficiently and effectively under light abatement curtains? Perhaps a little refresher on best strategies for your crops? Greenhouse Canada is hosting a webinar on March 26 at 1:00 p.m. E.T. featuring Greenhouse Vegetable Specialist Fadi Al-Daoud, from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Fadi will be sharing insights from a number of research projects on the effect of light abatement curtains on the greenhouse environment and plant physiology. » Register now!



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