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January 23, 2018
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Harnois

Record turnout at Flowers Canada (Ontario) meeting

With over 115 growers and industry professionals in attendance, Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. (FCO) made history at their 51st Annual General Meeting and Winter Event this year.


Growers partner with cannabis to boost margins

Ahead of Canada's legalization of recreational cannabis, a slew of partnerships are cropping up between greenhouse farms and medical cannabis companies. Growers are hopeful that cannabis will give them some reprieve from decades of dwindling margins.


U of G greenhouse projects emerge victorious

Winners of the Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) program were announced at the institution’s innovation showcase. Two projects will have direct applications to greenhouse operations: sterilizing pepper weevils and reducing manual labour in greenhouse crop production.
 
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Labour supply and rising costs continue to be challenges

Labour issues, both in availability and rising costs, were cited by all the experts we surveyed for this year’s State of The Industry report. Increasing minimum wage levels in a number of jurisdictions (Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta) are having an impact as growers face a challenge trying to cover the increases with product pricing adjustments. For most, it’s a tough sell. » Learn more
 
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Grow Opportunity

Growing cannabis: greenhouse or indoor farm?

It is often assumed in the cannabis industry that greenhouse production, rather than indoor production, will become the norm. However, in reality, the sun is not free. It comes at a cost of having lower control of the growing climate. Rather than focusing solely on capital and operating expenditures, growers should focus on the value of the business, which depends on costs but also revenues, the variability of those revenues, and something called “option value.” » Read more...
 
Events 
 

Bedding plants workshop

February 7
Location: Sturgeon County, Alberta
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Alberta Grower's Day 2018

February 23
Location: Lacombe, Alberta
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