Growing trial for greenhouse solar panels

Energy costs have always been a challenge for greenhouse operations. Yet for one Ontario innovator, their advanced renewable energy technology may present a new opportunity for growers to reduce electricity costs as well as carbon footprint, while increasing crop yields. Heliene Inc. is a Sault Ste. Marie-based solar technology manufacturer working with Niagara College to …Continue reading »

Hazelnut growers to benefit from NC research

Italian confectioners Ferrero Canada are growing their company and require a stable supply of quality hazelnuts produced by innovative growers in Ontario. The makers of the popular Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Nutella are anticipating upwards of 20,000 acres of hazelnuts planted across the province in the next decade, in large part to supply expansions to …Continue reading »

Growing trial of greenhouse waste could help open new markets

  Student researchers from Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre are playing an important role investigating uses for a waste product from the greenhouse industry.  The research team with students from the Greenhouse Technician program are working on a course-based project with Walker Environmental Group (WEG) to explore recycling possibilities and beneficiary secondary …Continue reading »