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Register for Grower Day 2017 – June 21st!

Greenhouse Canada’s Greenhouse Grower Day is just over a week away! The 2017 event will be hosted at the Holiday Inn and Suites in St. Catharines, Ontario on Wednesday June 21st from 8:30am to 3:30 pm. The “Seven Habits of Successful … 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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‘Tis the Season for Powdery Mildew; Here’s what Ontario’s Flower Growers can do .

All through the night while the growers were sleeping, spores of Erysiphe, Leveillula, Microsphaera and Sphaerotheca were teeming. Caused by one of these many pathogenic fungi, Powdery Mildew is often white and felt-like to the eye. OMAFRA’s Greenhouse Elves are on … Continue reading

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MSU Offering Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Course

Our extension colleagues at Michigan State University are offering an online course on Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting.  The course works at your own pace, and can be completed anytime between December 2016 and February 2017.  Lots of information is available, and … Continue reading

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