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Waterdown greenhouse grower Jan VanderHoutis the new Chair of The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance (TOGA). TOGA represents both vegetable and floral greenhouse producers on critical issues. Current issues include the implementation of the Nutrient Management Act regulation and how Ontario’s greenhouses can be part of the solution to the Province’s electricity requirements.
In 2012, FCO asked some of our growers, along with industry representatives which biocontrol application method they preferred to use. See their responses here.
Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. has compiled the information released from Stats Can to make this short publication on the state of the floriculture sector in 2012.
Brian Slaman owns and operates a 150,000 sq. ft cut flower glass farm,
in the tiny town of Burford, Ontario, between Woodstock and Brantford. Over 60%
of this space is devoted to the year round production of Spray Chrysanthemums. The remaining 40% is for the production of Lisianthus which is available year round.
The greenhouses were first established in Brantford in 1954 by Brian's grandparents.Their Grandparents emigrated from…
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In early 2012, FCO members supported a funding request for a Water Specialist to provide guidance to the floriculture sector on the issues related to water management. The Water Specialist role has two main components...
Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. (FCO) received funds from the Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program (CAAP) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to study access to propagative materials for the bulb sector.