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How automated cucumber harvesting is becoming a reality
Posted Feb 26, 2020
Greenhouse Grower
By Brian Sparks
With help from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding, Vineland’s robotics and automation team is working to develop an autonomous robot capable of harvesting cucumbers in a greenhouse environment. Read more

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Posted Feb 5, 2020
Hussam Haroun has joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as Director of Automation. In his new role, Haroun will oversee Vineland’s activities related to automation, artificial intelligence and digital agriculture technologies. Read more

Latest Reports

Business opportunity: Sweet potato slip production in Canadian greenhouses

February, 2020

To meet the increasing demand for sweet potatoes in Canada, Vineland has published best production practices to support the creation of a national slip propagation industry. The new guide is also available in French, click here.

Latest Innovation Report

The 2019-2020 Innovation Report

October, 2019


  • A new breed of company
  • Apple buds and taste buds
  • Seeking some hungry predators
  • Vineland makes expertise available to industry
  • Carving a path to commercialization
  • Vineland's Automation Cluster seeds a homegrown industry
  • Vineland is bringing smart mushroom harvesting within reach
  • Getting smart about greenhouse irrigation: using artificial intelligence to guide watering decisions in Canada's greenhouses
  • An automated workforce to harvest Canada's greenhouse cucumbers

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