Author Archives: Chevonne Carlow, Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist, OMAFRA

New Floriculture Course Offerings from MSU

Thinking about taking a course this summer?  Our friends at Michigan State University are offering three online courses this summer, and all three look to be great resources. You get three months to complete the course at your own pace, from June … Continue reading

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A Reminder about Fertilizer Injector Maintenance

Spring is here, and we know you’re busy!  Here’s a quick but very important refresher on fertilizer injector maintenance.  Ensure they’re working properly on a regular basis to avoid extra headaches. How do I know if my injector is working … Continue reading

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Participate in the Greenhouse Innovations Tweet Chat – Tuesday April 11th!

Do you use twitter? Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is planning a Greenhouse Innovations Tweet Chat on Tuesday, April 11 from 2pm – 3pm EDT.  This event is one of five Science Social Media Takeover Days planned throughout the year.  The Tweet … Continue reading

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Take advantage of Growing Forward 2 Funding for Energy Savings!

What is happening? Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Cost-share Funding Assistance Program for Producers is now offering new support for farmers to make changes in their farming operation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This is to support producers to transition to … Continue reading

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Improperly ventilated heaters & ethylene damage

Spring is on its way, and with cold nights and warmer days we are seeing a common spring problem – poor air quality damage on spring bedding crops.  Symptoms, solutions and preventative measures are included in this 2017 update to … Continue reading

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Hydrangeas: Getting the (right colour) blues

Forcing hydrangeas for Easter? Our friend Dr. Brian Whipker at North Carolina State University has released a great resource on managing nutrients to ensure your blooms are blue and not bluish-purple.

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Stalling out: Strategies for success

Starting to feel a bit bummed out by all this gloomy weather?  Imagine how your poor plants feel!  All clouds and no sun leads to lots of fun with production schedules, nutrition and proper plant development.

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