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Rose created to grow and thrive in the north
Posted Mar 17, 2017
Up North, CBC Radio
By Jason Turnbull
Gardeners in northeastern Ontario who struggle to grow roses now have a new variety to try. The Canadian ShieldTM rose has been created for Canada's 150th birthday celebrations this summer. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, in the Niagara region, is the group behind the new variety of flower. Read more

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Posted Nov 15, 2016
There’s a big party planned for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, and Canada Blooms is going to help with the celebration. When the 21st annual Canada Blooms flower and garden show — the largest of its kind in the country — opens in March, there will be a distinctly Canadian flavour to the show, from the design of the displays to the plants being used. Central to this O Canada theme is the 2017 Plant of the Year, the Canadian Shield™ rose as part of Vineland's 49th Parallel Collection. Read more

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Growing Forward 2 annual report 2016-2017

March, 2017


  • Performance measures 2016-17
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Applied research and innovation activities
  • Knowledge translation and transfer, outreach and communications activities
  • Commercialization

Latest Innovation Report

The 2016-2017 Innovation Report

October, 2016


  • The dirt on healthy urban trees
  • Say what? Talking science with consumers
  • Appassimento chamber ups Ontario's wine game
  • Crafting a sustainable cider industry
  • The scent of a tomato
  • Patience and possibilities: Vineland's apple program takes root
  • Rose collection begins to bloom
  • Cold SnapTM spreading and that's a good thing
  • A mite-y discovery
  • Innovative automation technologies around the corner

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The spring 2017 Vineland newsletter

Mar 1, 2017


  • Introducing
  • Canada's changing face presents opportunity for flower growers
  • Growing the Canadian sweet potato industry
  • New opportunities to partner with us