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  • Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program
    agreement to allow non ISPM 15 stamped wood packaging to flow between the US and Canada will be coming to an end in the near future an exact date has not been announced This will require businesses who ship within North America to make certain their wood packaging meets ISPM 15 requirements Implementation of the US Canada regulation will be preceded by a period of informed compliance starting when the rule is announced More A major regulation Canadian shippers face is the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No 15 ISPM 15 implemented to stop the invasion and spread of pests that damage trees and plants In order to comply packaging manufacturers must use heat treated wood in the construction of their packaging products and dunnage Exporters take pains to ensure their products meet international regulations and can cross international borders quickly and easily The same should be taken into account when it comes to wood packaging used to transport the product ISPM 15 compliant packaging is identified by the International Plant Protection Convention IPPC stamp a sample as shown here The IPPC stamp is like a passport which allows pallets and containers to be sent through borders quickly Without the IPPC stamp products can be held at borders and denied entry The IPPC stamp may only be used by registered facilities of the Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program CWPCP These are considered legitimate and verified sources for wood packaging In addition the CWPCP website contains a link to the CFIA list of certified facilities another way to check a supplier s certification status Currently WPM exported or imported into Canada from countries other than the U S must be ISPM 15 certified and marked as such WPM shipped between Canada and the United States remains exempt from ISPM 15 regulations

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  • Grants, Loans & Programs
    a list of grants loans services programs divided into various sectors including automatization sustainability bioenergy food safety processing etc Download the file using the link below BACK Attachments 2016 List

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  • Industry Profile 2014
    is estimated at 8 294 acres or 2 714 ha Vegetable accounted for about 46 per cent of the total greenhouse area 157 acres followed by floriculture at 41 per cent or 137 acres and tree seedlings at 13 per cent or 45 acres Greenhouse institutional facilities of approximately 3 56 acres are not included in the total area The greenhouse area in the province is divided into ten regions ranging from Region 1 Fort McMurray to Region 10 Lethbridge Compared to the 2010 survey results the maximum growth in greenhouse area occurred in the Medicine Hat area that includes Redcliff from 41 per cent in 2010 to 45 per cent in 2014 Area under 10 000 ft2 increased from 24 per cent in 2010 to 30 per cent in 2014 while area over 40 000 ft2 decreased to 32 per cent from 36 per cent in 2010 Double poly greenhouses accounted for about 85 per cent of total area followed by glass at 13 per cent Approximately 36 per cent of greenhouses are year round and 64 per cent are seasonal in nature The industry employs over 1 600 full time and over 2 500 part time workers Growers have used federal and provincial government programs to bring in foreign workers Natural gas continued to be the fuel of choice for heating greenhouses No major shift has occurred in the use of alternate fuel like coal wood or others Based on survey responses average heating cost in 2014 was estimated at 12 54 per sq m or 1 16 per sq ft This translates to total greenhouse industry heating expenditure of approximately 17 17 million While use of personal computers 57 per cent was similar to the 2010 survey results use of environmental control computers increased slightly Ninety three

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  • Profile Of The Alberta Greenhouse Industry 2010
    comprehensive survey of the greenhouse industry in Alberta Institutional facilities of approximately 3 56 acres are not included in the total area The greenhouse area in the province was divided into ten regions ranging from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge It appeared that maximum growth occurred in the Medicine Hat region from 32 in 2001 to 41 in 2010 This included industry expansion mostly in the Redcliff area There appeared to be a major shift in the average size of the greenhouse Area under 10 000 ft2 dropped from 42 in 2001 to 24 in 2010 while over 40 000 ft2 area increased to 36 from 18 in 2001 This indicated that average economic size has increased during the past decade and the vegetable greenhouses likely influenced this trend Year round greenhouses are 42 while 58 are seasonal in nature Labour usage increased to 1 500 full time and over 3 000 part time Off shore labour came from Mexico Thailand and the Caribbean 45 50 and 5 respectively Different federal and provincial government programs were being utilized for bringing in foreign workers Growers expressed concerns that many times Labour Market Opinion LMOs takes too long and unnecessary delays occur Also many times the farming status of greenhouses is not understood by some decision makers in the system Natural gas continued to be the fuel of choice for heating greenhouses and no major shift occurred in the use of alternate fuel like coal wood or others Use of personal computers was almost the same as in 2001 which is 58 versus 56 while the use of environmental control computers increased slightly Growers were very aware of environmentally friendly crop management practices 97 and were changing in that direction A high percentage of growers 79 do recycle plastic materials and similar percentages

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  • Profile Of The Alberta Greenhouse Industry 2010
    was gathered through general business information and directories This is the most comprehensive survey of the greenhouse industry in Alberta Institutional facilities of approximately 3 56 acres are not included in the total area The greenhouse area in the province was divided into ten regions ranging from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge It appeared that maximum growth occurred in the Medicine Hat region from 32 in 2001 to 41 in 2010 This included industry expansion mostly in the Redcliff area There appeared to be a major shift in the average size of the greenhouse Area under 10 000 ft2 dropped from 42 in 2001 to 24 in 2010 while over 40 000 ft2 area increased to 36 from 18 in 2001 This indicated that average economic size has increased during the past decade and the vegetable greenhouses likely influenced this trend Year round greenhouses are 42 while 58 are seasonal in nature Labour usage increased to 1 500 full time and over 3 000 part time Off shore labour came from Mexico Thailand and the Caribbean 45 50 and 5 respectively Different federal and provincial government programs were being utilized for bringing in foreign workers Growers expressed concerns that many times Labour Market Opinion LMOs takes too long and unnecessary delays occur Also many times the farming status of greenhouses is not understood by some decision makers in the system Natural gas continued to be the fuel of choice for heating greenhouses and no major shift occurred in the use of alternate fuel like coal wood or others Use of personal computers was almost the same as in 2001 which is 58 versus 56 while the use of environmental control computers increased slightly Growers were very aware of environmentally friendly crop management practices 97 and were changing in that direction A

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  • Workshop Presentations
    1998 Insect Identification and Management Bedding Plant Production Workshop CDC North Edmonton Alberta February 10 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Bedding Plant Production Workshop CDC North Edmonton Alberta February 18 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Vegetable Production Workshop Lacombe Alberta March 31 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Production Workshop CDC North Edmonton Alberta July 8 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Poinsettia Production Workshop Balzac Alberta October 7 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Poinsettia Production Workshop Morinville Alberta October 14 1998 Fry K M 1999 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Vegetable Production Workshop Lacombe Alberta February 3 1999 Fry K M 1999 Insect Identification and Management Bedding Plant Production Workshop Morinville Alberta March 11 1999 Fry K M 1999 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Production Workshop CDC North Edmonton Alberta July 28 1999 Fry K M 1999 Insect Identification and Management Poinsettia Production Workshop Sherwood Park Alberta October 6 1999 Fry K M 1999 Insect Identification and Management Poinsettia Production Workshop Balzac Alberta October 13 1999 Fry K M 2000 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Production Workshop CDC North

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  • Workshop Presentations
    K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Production Workshop CDC North Edmonton Alberta July 8 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Poinsettia Production Workshop Balzac Alberta October 7 1998 Fry K M 1998 Insect Identification and Management Poinsettia Production Workshop Morinville Alberta October 14 1998 Fry K M 1999 Insect Identification and Management Greenhouse Vegetable Production Workshop Lacombe Alberta February 3 1999 Fry K M 1999

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  • Research Presentations
    A Greenhouse Near You Wholesale Business Directory Log In Home About AGGA Research Extension Grants Loans Programs Research Extension 05 November 2012 Research Presentations Print Email RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS SPONSORED BY AGGA Presentations to Growers at the Green Industry Show Conference Fry Dr Ken 2006 Greenhouse Insect ID and Life Cycle Green Industry Conference formerly the Alberta Horticultural Congress November 2 2006 Edmonton AB Presentations to Growers at the Alberta Horticultural Congress Fry Dr Ken 2002 Managing Insects Alberta Horticultural Congress November 15 2002 Edmonton AB Fry Dr Ken 2003 Bio Controls to Chemical Controls Managing insects in greenhouse crops Alberta Horticultural Congress November 13 2003 Edmonton AB Fry Dr Ken 2004 An overview summary of research results into insect pest management and herbicide damage on black currents Alberta Horticultural Congress November 19 2004 Edmonton AB Fry Dr Ken 2005 Microscope Workshop for Fruit Insects Alberta Horticultural Congress November 17 2005 Edmonton AB BACK Prev Next tweet Research Sections Grower Alerts Research Extension Most Popular Join AGGA Awards Scholarships Growing for the Cure Greenhouse Retail Map Locator Green Valley Gardens Profile Archives All Articles Search Grower Alerts 2016 Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association All Rights Reserved Contact Site Map Search This Site

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