OMAFRA’s webinar series dedicated to optimizing production in environmentally controlled agroecosystems continues. This time, they’ll be addressing how horticulture practices impacts the quality of cannabis characteristics. Share with anyone you know might be interested!Continue reading “OMAFRA Controlled Environment Agriculture Series — Cannabis Potency and Horticultural Management Strategies”
The OMAFRA Greenhouse Vegetable Specialist is continuing an exciting webinar series on technology in controlled environments!
This series is relevant to anyone producing in controlled environments – from vegetables, to herbs, cannabis and flowers. The second webinar tackles the use of black out curtains for light abatement in these systems, and how their use can impact plant production. Industry experts from AAFC, Hoogendoorn, Ludvig Svensson, Van der Ende Group and 360 Energy are all participating. so don’t miss the opportunity to hear from so many experts at once! This webinar covers each company’s approach to addressing challenges of production under curtain cover, and involves a panel-style discussion about integrating these systems.
Details on this installment of this webinar series can be found below.Continue reading “Controlled Environment Technology Webinar, Part 2: Managing Greenhouse Environments Under Blackout Curtains – March 12”
Producing high-quality ornamentals while decreasing pesticide use requires finding creative ways to reduce pests across your whole production system.
Are you interested in learning more about the role fertilizers and biostimulants can play in plant health — both in terms of plant quality and pest levels?
This upcoming and FREE webinar provides and overview of a current project between the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, OMAFRA and industry partners on this unique topic.Continue reading “Can We Reduce Pest Pressure in Floriculture by Adjusting Plant Nutrition?”
The OMAFRA Greenhouse Vegetable Specialist is putting together an exciting webinar series on technology in controlled environments!
This series is relevant to anyone producing in controlled environments – from vegetables, to herbs, cannabis and flowers. The first webinar tackles Artificial Intelligence in these systems. Industry experts from Koidra and Blue Radix — two companies working with Ontario producers — cover integrating AI into production to improve automation, yield and reduce errors. This webinar covers each company’s approach to agricultural AI and provides answers to producer questions.
Details on the first installment of this webinar series can be found below.Continue reading “Controlled Environment Technology Webinar Series – One to Watch!”
Interested in learning the latest opportunities for energy savings in your floriculture greenhouse? Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), the County of Essex, and Essex Region Conservation are hosting a workshop on January 26th to discuss energy savings in the greenhouse sector, with speakers from CI Energy Conservation, IESO, The University of Windsor, as well as ERCA and OGVG.
Read on for registration info, tentative agenda and an invitation from the organizers:Continue reading “Upcoming Workshop: Greenhouse Energy Savings”
Dealing appropriately with water issues is arguably one of the most important concerns facing today’s horticultural sector. There are numerous regulations at municipal, provincial and federal levels that govern access to water as well as the implications associated with run-off water.
Growers have responded by constructing elaborate pond and water recycling systems but are now challenged to maintain the quality of water in their pond systems to keep their modern irrigation systems operable.
In this webinar Dr. Jeanine West will share water quality management strategies based on her expertise and preliminary research findings. Time will be allocated for Q&A. Keep reading for registration information.Continue reading “Surface Water Quality Management Webinar for Growers – Jan 26”
Hey Flower growers! One benefit of this digital, stay-at-home age, is the plethora of informative presentations available as Webinars to growers around the world.
This post has a list of several upcoming webinars – both live and recorded – that can help you stay on top of the latest developments in greenhouse production.Continue reading “Useful Webinars on Greenhouse Production, 2020: Nutrients, Microbes, Lighting and More!”
Are you a small to medium sized greenhouse (<500 employees) looking to improve your energy efficiency and bring down energy costs? Then this funding program from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) might be for you.
Apply now, as funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis!Continue reading “Looking to Save on Energy Over the Long Term? This Grant Can Help.”
Now that poinsettias are safely tucked into their prop trays and the threat of Erwinia (Pectobacterium) is almost over, it’s time to think about other Poinsettia issues.
Root rots, nutritional issues, environmental stress and PGR mistakes can all be costly in this high-value crop. Read on for common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
When poinsettias get problems, they always seem to hit hard and fast. Things like whitefly, Lewis mite, root rots, and nutritional issues can all quickly derail a quality crop. This is why scouting might be more important in this crop than any other.
Here’s a month by month guide on what you should be looking for to prevent small problems from becoming big issues.