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Announcing the passing of A.M.A. Founder Allen Monsma
Announcing the passing of A.M.A. Founder Allen Monsma

It is with great sadness that A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. announces the passing of company founder, Allen (Eelke) Monsma, at age 87. Allen died suddenly yet peacefully on June 10th in hospital, surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Monsma, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Rick Bradt and Audrey and Peter DeJong.......

Another COVID Season: Highs, Lows & Heroes
Another COVID Season: Highs, Lows & Heroes

Pictured: Randi and Leigh Nice at Thiel’s Greenhouses Ltd in Bruderheim, Alberta. May 14, 2021, KINGSVILLE – Now well into our second spring of COVID lockdown, it’s clear that gardening is a top hobby of house-bound North Americans (next to making sourdough bread). Talking with our customers and seeing product fly out our door, we know......

Peak Season and COVID-19
Peak Season and COVID-19

February 4, 2021, KINGSVILLE – It’s peak season here at A.M.A. and we are incredibly busy. We’re very grateful for this and that we can continue to serve our customers. Being busy at this time of year is normal for us, but this year, things are a little different.  COVID-19 has changed the world and......

Vertical gardening on the rise with Al’s Flower Pouch
Vertical gardening on the rise with Al’s Flower Pouch

January 7, 2021, KINGSVILLE – As urban centres become more populated and residences grow upward, so do the gardens. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, housebound consumers have refocused creative energies on their outdoor spaces but, increasingly, they are working with smaller gardens and fewer beds than green thumbs of the past. Solutions for......

Updated message from A.M.A. on COVID-19
Updated message from A.M.A. on COVID-19

Dear Customers and Horticulture Industry Partners, As Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 regulations continue to change, A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. remains open and continues to find solutions for our customers. People need to eat, and our industry plays a key role in making sure that there is food on the shelves. While we find ourselves in challenging times,......

New Video: Five Tips on Hydroponic Substrates
New Video: Five Tips on Hydroponic Substrates

In a new video produced by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS), Dr. Paul Fisher interviews Shawn Mallen from A.M.A. Horticulture to discuss the different commercial substrates most commonly used in hydroponic production, the importance of air porosity, and compaction of substrates. Five Hydroponic Substrate Tips The most common......

Design thinking and horticulture: Interview with A.M.A.’s Ally DiMenna
Design thinking and horticulture: Interview with A.M.A.’s Ally DiMenna

A.M.A. has a new addition to our talented team. Join us in welcoming Ally DiMenna! Ally is bringing her design thinking, digital media, and customer service skills to our team as our Marketing & Customer Service Associate. She is currently attending Ryerson University for Business Management with a major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. We sat......

‘Shared vision of innovation’: A.M.A. and BVB Substrates
‘Shared vision of innovation’: A.M.A. and BVB Substrates

The collaboration between BVB Substrates and A.M.A. Horticulture is unique and special. What ingredients make up this secret sauce? A shared commitment to forward-thinking, innovation, high-quality products, and working alongside growers. Together, we’re always learning, and always growing. Our relationship has its roots in a mutual passion for innovation. When we first got started in......

RootSmart reduces production cycle in grapes, researchers find
RootSmart reduces production cycle in grapes, researchers find

New study results show that the RootSmart propagation tray reduces the number of production days for grape vine propagators in Ontario from as long as 80 days down to 50 days. These findings come from a recent field trial conducted by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Lincoln, Ontario, which compared the RootSmart propagation......

Collaboration during COVID-19
Collaboration during COVID-19

2020 has been a challenging year for many in our industry. It has tested our endurance, patience and trust in one another. But in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that we’ve been inspired by is the incredible amount of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship across our industry. Taken together, this approach to......