Category Archives: Flowers Canada

The New Era of Pesticides in Canada: Cancellations, Re-evaluations, and New Products

It seems  there is never a dull moment in the greenhouse ornamental industry these days.  From transitions to new crops,  new export requirements, to novel pest problems, the industry has seen a lot of change….and it’s not over yet.  The … Continue reading

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Deadline Pushed Back For Greenhouse Certification Program (GCP)

This post was prepared by Flowers Canada Growers: As of January 29th, 2018, the rollout of the United States-Canada Greenhouse Certification Program (GCP) is delayed, as government agencies and industry associations complete preparation of training and guidance packages for their … Continue reading

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Using Beleaf (flonicamid) as a drench: benefits and (potential) drawbacks.

Given that it’s the season for pest problems like aphids on spring crops, I’d like to remind everyone of an important new pest management tool we have at our disposal. Thanks to the hard work of Cary Gates at Flowers Canada Growers, and OMAFRA’s Jim Chaput, Beleaf (flonicamid) can now be used as a drench on […]

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