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August 28, 2018
News 
 

FCC funds community greenhouse initiatives

Through its FCC AgriSpirit fund, Farm Credit Canada is giving $1.5 million to 84 rural community projects across Canada, including greenhouse projects improving food accessibility.


Needs fuel greenhouse vegetable breeding

Each greenhouse vegetable variety is selected for higher yields, larger fruit, disease resistance, flavour and more, but how well do those attributes hold up in the greenhouse?


$8M in federal funding to organic sector

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced a research investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, with an additional $4.4 million in contributions from the industry.
 
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Ploem Feeders

Fighting off phloem feeders: aphids and mealybugs

Greenhouse growers need to be rigorous managers if they want to stay ahead of aphids and mealybugs. The two phloem-feeding pests are among the biggest challenges for growers, who face a dwindling number of pesticides for knocking down populations once they become established. They often have a symbiotic relationship with ants, which love the honeydew the bugs excrete – so much so that ants will protect mealybugs from danger. » Learn more
 
Events 
 

Glee

Sept. 10-12
Location: NEC Birmingham, UK
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Society of American Florists Conference

Sept. 12-15
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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George Sant Open House

Sept. 19
Location: Kleinburg, ON
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CanWest 2018

Sept. 26-27
Location: Abbotsford, BC
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