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February 13, 2018
News 
 

$15M switch to greenhouse strawberries

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, strawberry plants replaced cucumbers this summer when DelFrescoPure made a $15-million switch to grow and sell fresh strawberries through the winter. It costs 30 to 40 per cent more, but it’s working.


Marigolds flourish in biochar

Peat moss is a frequent, major component of potting mixes, but harvest of the material is becoming unsustainable. Researchers tested biochar as an alternative in potting mix for marigolds. Similar to charcoal, it can be derived from virtually any organic waste product.


Deadlines for carbon tax rebates approaching

For greenhouse operators in British Columbia and Alberta, deadlines to apply for greenhouse carbon rebates in both provinces are fast approaching. For Alberta, it’s February 15, 2018. For BC, it’s early March. Are you eligible?
 
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Lessons learned from the 2017 poinsettia season

The 2017 poinsettia season was much better than even the top sales we saw in 2016. This past year marks three years in a row where poinsettia production, sales and consumer satisfaction has improved. Sales were better for the growers in general, but not great for all retailers – depending on the product sizes, packaging, displays and sales timing. And consumer satisfaction depends on which product they ended up with. » Learn more
 
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Grow Opportunity

Into the cannabis grower’s mind

Similar to other industries, how cannabis is produced and processed has evolved over time — and it will only continue to evolve as new companies join the elite group of licensed producers in Canada that already exists. Grow Opportunity recently sat down with some of Canada’s largest LPs to hear their insights on how cannabis cultivation has changed, lessons learned in growing and what the future holds for the market. » Read more...
 
Events 
 

Alberta Grower’s Day

February 23
Location: Lacombe, Alberta
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