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2009 Regional Award Winner
Enniskillen Pepper Company Ltd. – Petrolia
MPP for Lambton, Kent,
Middlesex, Maria Van Bommel, Jack Greydanus, Jodi Roelands and Adrian
Picking a peck of bigger, better yellow peppers is more possible as a result of an innovation implemented at Adrian Roelands’ greenhouse operation in Lambton County. An ingenious system of fixed and moving wires that are high up in the greenhouse ceiling opens the canopies of individual plants, allowing better sun exposure on the peppers. Seven of the grower’s 13 acres of greenhouse are now operating with the new system in place. An added bonus is that workers don’t have to reach as far to pick the peppers due to denser, closer rows.