January 1, 2019

New funding for ornamental research

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) announced Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has committed funding for a five year research project, “Accelerating Green Plant Innovation for Environmental and Economic Benefit.” The project was approved under AAFC’s AgriScience Cluster Program.

A total of 10 research projects will be funded through an investment of $6.8 million, including a contribution from AAFC of up to $4.6 million, supported by a further $2.2 million of industry cash and in-kind funding.

COHA is a strategic alliance of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, the Fédération interdisciplinaire de l’horticulture Ornementale du Québec and Flowers Canada Growers.