World’s Largest Vertical Strawberry Farm Is Now Open for Business

According to greenhousegrower.com: Beginning today, Oishii’s Omakase Berries will be $20 for trays of 11 medium berries or eight large berries, $11 for trays of six medium berries, and $6 for trays of three medium berries. The special-edition First Flower Berry will remain at $50 for a tray of six. “At Oishii, we are committed […] Read more

Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G network, risking China tensions

According to The Guardian: Canada says it will ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G network, a move that puts it in line with intelligence-sharing allies, but risks further chilling relations with China. The federal government made the announcement on Thursday afternoon after signaling for months it intended to block China’s flagship telecommunications companies […] Read more

MEIJER PARTNERS WITH LEADING MICHIGAN HYDROPONIC FARM TO DELIVER FRESH, SUSTAINABLE LETTUCE AND SALADS YEAR-ROUND

According to facebook.com/meijer: Located in West Michigan, Revolution Farms can grow up to 1.5 million pounds of fresh lettuce each year. With this proximity, its produce can go from farm-to-plate in one to two days, less than half the time it takes for lettuce grown on the West Coast to make it to the Midwest. […] Read more

Hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics and other techniques

According to Greenhouse Canada: After experimenting with different media, there was a transition period where commercial growers tried the different options. Many growers in Alberta switched over to rockwool, but coir started coming into the picture in the early 2000s and many started using this as the main growing medium instead. Lately, rockwool has been […] Read more

Maybe Canada could stop charging the hemisphere’s highest fuel taxes?

According to National Post: A service station in North Vancouver sells gas at more than $2 a litre in March 2022. It’s the first time that gasoline in a major Canadian market has ever cracked the $2 mark. With gas prices continuing to shatter records all across Canada, governments are now beginning to toy with […] Read more

Hydroponic Farming: How to Deal with the Pests

According to krishijagran.com: One of the advantages of indoor hydroponic gardening is that pests are significantly less likely to attack your plants. However, “much less susceptible” does not imply “impenetrable,” because bugs are widespread in hydroponic farming.  Spider Mites Spider mites are not favorable to hydroponic cultivation. Since these small pests are only a millimeter in diameter, their […] Read more

New joint venture will explore locally generated power solutions for greenhouse industry

According to windsorstar.com: The Hydrogen Integrated Greenhouse Horticultural Energy partnership, which includes the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, the University of Windsor and Kruger Energy, is putting together the economic and regulatory modelling required to launch a pilot project in a year. The project ultimately proposes building a commercial facility that uses wind turbines to produce […] Read more

There are officially 100,000 missing people in Mexico

According to news.un.org: A national database has listed all those who’ve been reported missing in the country since 1964, and the tally continues to climb, amid ongoing drug gang violence and a lack of effective investigations. To date, only 35 of the disappearances recorded since then have led to the conviction of the perpetrators, a […] Read more

Ontario PC Party Scooping Up Union Endorsementsntario PC Party Scooping Up Union Endorsements

According to netnewsledger.com: The IBEW Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) announced today its full endorsement of Doug Ford and the Ontario PC party for the June 2nd provincial election. IBEW is the third labour union to step out and endorse the Progressive Conservatives. Normally it is the Ontario New Democrats which gain the support […] Read more

Rising to the challenge of greenhouse strawberry production

According to Greenhousecanada.com: More and more Canadian greenhouse growers are recognizing the unique opportunity that lies with strawberry production. With two years of COVID-19 behind Canadians, the value for fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables is evident now more than ever, and growing strawberries under glass helps ensure they’re in supply all year long.  Sunterra […] Read more