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Canadian Shield first in new series of easy-to-grow roses
Posted May 14, 2018
Garden Making Magazine Canadian Shield, a vivid red landscape rose with glossy green foliage, is the first in a new series of easy-to-grow roses called the 49th Parallel Collection. Garden Making asked Amy Bowen, Research Director of Vineland, to tell us more about Canadian Shield along with upcoming roses in the collection gardeners can look forward to. Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun 20, 2018
Greenhouse Canada Grower Day is set for June 20, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4 pm and Vineland is a speaker sponsor/exhibitor. Vineland's Rose Buitenhuis will be discussing biocontrol for young plants.  For more information about the event, please visit website 

Latest Media Release

Posted Apr 3, 2018
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 OAA Awards. Vineland's Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre has been recognized with a prestigious Design Excellence Award. Read more

Latest Reports

Integration of microbial biopesticides in greenhouse floriculture: The Canadian experience

March, 2018

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, In Press, November 28, 2017
The article is available here at a cost.

Abstract: M. Brownbridge and R. Buitenhuis. Historically, greenhouse floriculture has relied on synthetic insecticides to meet its pest control needs. But, growers are increasingly faced with the loss or failure of synthetic chemical pesticides, declining access to new chemistries, stricter environmental/health and safety regulations, and the need to produce plants in a manner that meets the ‘sustainability’ demands of a consumer driven market. In Canada, reports of thrips resistance to spinosad (Success™) within 6–12 months of its registration prompted a radical change in pest management philosophy and approach. Faced with a lack of registered chemical alternatives, growers turned to biological control out of necessity. Biological control now forms the foundation for pest management programs in Canadian floriculture greenhouses. Success in a biocontrol program is rarely achieved through the use of a single agent, though. Rather, it is realized through the concurrent use of biological, cultural and other strategies within an integrated plant production system. Microbial insecticides can play a critical supporting role in biologically-based integrated pest management (IPM) programs. They have unique modes of action and are active against a range of challenging pests. As commercial microbial insecticides have come to market, research to generate efficacy data has assisted their registration in Canada, and the development and adaptation of integrated programs has promoted uptake by floriculture growers. This review documents some of the work done to integrate microbial insecticides into chrysanthemum and poinsettia production systems, outlines current use practices, and identifies opportunities to improve efficacy in Canadian floriculture crops.

Latest Innovation Report

The 2017-2018 Innovation Report

October, 2017

Features

  • New sweet potato variety suited to the Canadian growing season
  • The potential of sweet potato propagation
  • Orange sweet potatoes golden for consumers
  • Cracking the code on eggplant production
  • Okra proves A-OK for Canadian growers
  • The scent of opportunity
  • Gene miners: Meet PGI, Vineland's first spin-off company
  • Mini-cuke packer promises big changes
  • Scouting program proves fruitful
  • Stars align for Chinook SunriseTM

Latest Newsletters

The spring 2018 Vineland newsletter

Mar 1, 2018

Features

  • RootSmartTM...Better roots, better trees, better profits
  • New Greening the Canadian Landscape website
  • New sweet potato variety adapted to Canada's growing season
  • Canadian ShieldTM rose returns to inspire gardeners in 2018