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March 6, 2018
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Grower Survey

AB greenhouses not exempt

Vegetable growers in Alberta are speaking out about new labour rules. Bill 17 went into effect in January and strips greenhouses of their agricultural exemption under the Labour Code. That means greenhouses now have to pay overtime to employees.


Leaving tasteless tomatoes behind

Scientists at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are on the hunt for the “perfect grocery store tomato”. It must grow well indoors, have good yield, travel without damage, resist disease and be commercially viable for growers in Canada.


Defeating spider mites in cannabis

If left unchecked, spider mites can destroy an entire crop quickly. Females can lay up to 20 eggs per day, and these can hatch in as few as three days. You can see why these mites are so dreaded. Dr. Ishtiaq Rao explains what you can do about them.
 
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Got 6 minutes to change the industry?

The 2018 Grower Survey is underway. Not only can it help your own operation identify areas for improvement, it's also a way for policy makers and industry leaders to pinpoint where they can step in to make your greenhouse operations just a little easier. If you can spare 6 to 10 minutes, we could use your input. Did we mention there’s a chance to win one of twelve $25 Tim Hortons gift cards? » Learn more
 
 
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Grow Opportunity

Misconceptions about cannabis growing

As the cannabis industry continues to gain legal status around the world, more and more cannabis growers are learning about commercial scale horticultural production techniques, and of course, that means greenhouse growing. Many consultants have jumped into the picture claiming to be manufacturers and greenhouse experts, but not all are well-informed and often perpetuate wrong thinking. » Read more...
 
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Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

March 6-7
Location: Raymond, Mississippi
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