September is shaping up to be the start of a busy fall harvest season. Thank you again to our customers for your continued support and to our staff for their hard work over the summer months.
Recently, I read an article entitled “A National Strategy for Ornamental Horticulture Research and Innovation”. This article noted that the ornamental horticulture market in Canada represents $2 billion annually at farm gate and from producer to end consumer, represents $14.48 billion. That was a much larger number than I had thought the size of the market is. It also highlights that with this new Strategy they have summarized four goals that they feel our industry should be working on to improve. As an industry it is very important and it was refreshing to read our sector of the industry is trying to set some targets that will ultimately benefit our industry. If we are as a business sector going to improve and prepare for growth in the future we need to explore and share best practices to improve the strength of our sector.
I welcome you to review the article at the following link on the Vineland Research Center website below.