The Canadian government is launching three new earth observation satellites on June 12, 2019. With capability to survey all of Canada in two or three days, the satellites will provide data that augments understanding of crop growth.
For the first time, Foodland Ontariohas encouraged consumers to vote for their favourite produce displays. The winning store for best display of Ontario-grown greenhouse vegetables has been chosen. Results will be announced soon for asparagus.
Advances in artificial intelligence are making an economic difference to greenhouse growers. Koppert Biological Systems in the Netherlands is cooperating with Ecoation, based in Vancouver, BC to better detect pests before they pose real harm.