Media Archive: 2011

Oct 18, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - Horticultural innovation in Niagara Region is getting another boost with re-opening of The Lodge at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. A historical building on campus, The Lodge offered on-site living for students and visiting researchers between 1950 and the 1970's. Residents within the community and alumni of Vineland remember The Lodge fondly when local accommodations were at a minimum.
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Sep 22, 2011
Mr. Scott brings years of experience in the Canadian food industry to Vineland's research and innovation programs. As President & CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Association, a role he began in 1991, he has represented the interests of independent grocers to both government and industry. In November 2009, Mr. Scott was awarded the Golden Pencil, Canada's retail food industry's highest honour.
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Aug 22, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is hosting the 2011 Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop in Niagara Falls, Ontario from August 22 - 25. Plenary speakers from around the world will present their latest findings and insights in plant genomics to over 150 leaders in the field.
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Jun 29, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - Three new research scientists have joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Dr. Bernard Goyette, Post Harvest Technologies, Dr. Valerio Primomo, Vegetable Breeder, and Dr. Anissa Poleatewich, Plant Pathology, bring their respective research expertise and experience to Vineland.
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Jun 15, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario - From soil to sky, this season, Ontario's field to table menu is going global in rural and urban areas alike. Culinary trend setter, Chef David Garcelon of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, invites crop researchers from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to plant South Asian Vegetables okra, round eggplant, and red hot peppers on the Hotel's rooftop garden in Toronto. Guests will learn how to grow and care for these plants from a demonstration planting and have the chance to taste some of the delicious new crops in dishes created by Garcelon.
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Jun 2, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - New research sponsored by the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) and Nova Scotia Agricultural College will assess plant diversity and survival issues for green roofs.
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May 25, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - Today Vineland Growers Cooperative (Cooperative) and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announce a groundbreaking agreement for the production of a new variety of pear called the "Harovin Sundown Pear" in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.
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Mar 18, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario - Today Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is hosting a breakfast at Canada Blooms to unveil its master plan for a world class research facility in Niagara Region, Ontario. This breakfast will be the first in a series of events designed to capture the imagination of people passionate about the horticulture industry. Guest speakers include best-selling author and gardening expert Mark Cullen, Diamond + Schmitt founding partner and renowned architect Jack Diamond, and CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Dr. Jim Brandle. Donald Ziraldo, Vineland Chairman and wine making pioneer, will emcee the event.
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Feb 23, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - Leading edge mechanical platforms and robotic technology will finally give Canadian horticulture farmers the advantage they need to compete successfully against other highly productive growing and processing regions around the world.
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