UBCO announces plan for greenhouse

January 8, 2019

The University of British Columbia Okanagan is planning to build a 500-square-metre greenhouse, a venture that the Kelowna Daily Courier says could support a range of agricultural sectors and attract international researchers. “The research conducted in the greenhouse will lead to long-term agricultural benefits and will be directly applicable to major BC agricultural industries, including fruit and wine,” say professors Susan Murch and John Klironomos. The Courier adds that the greenhouse will not be able to accommodate cannabis cultivation, as provincial farming regulations state that marijuana may not be grown inside of greenhouses, but that the planned facility will include a 256-square-metre outdoor growing area. Kelowna Daily Courier (BC)