Media Releases

Sep 24, 2015
The Board of Directors of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announced today the appointment of the Honourable Lyle Vanclief as Board Chair effective immediately. Read more
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Jun 30, 2015
Graham Rennie of Rennie Estate Winery has purchased one of the first commercialized Appassimento chambers in North America. This method of drying grapes for the wine industry has been developed and delivered to market through a partnership between Ontario manufacturer MTX Postharvest and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). Read more
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Jun 17, 2015
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has been awarded $614,280 through the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI). The award will support research for the control of crop diseases and ensure continued high quality crop production. Read more
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Jun 9, 2015
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has been awarded first-time research funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to provide growers with resources to produce high quality and competitive crops. Read more
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Mar 27, 2015
Member of Parliament Dean Allison, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $143,260 to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to conduct research into improving the use of biological controls for pest and disease management for the Canadian greenhouse sector. Read more
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Feb 17, 2015
Researchers from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) will gather at this week’s Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention to share the impact of current research projects on the Canadian horticultural sector. Read more
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Feb 3, 2015
Ontario is taking another step to support growth in the province's agri-food sector by appointing members to the Agri-Food Growth Steering Committee. Read more
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Nov 24, 2014
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has partnered with MTX Postharvest to build grape drying chambers that will transform the Appassimento wine industry in Canada. The first prototype unit, installed at Kew Vineyards in Beamsville, Ontario, will be used to dry the winery’s 2014 grapes. Read more
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Nov 10, 2014
A new research program is focusing on changing and improving the product mix for Ontario tender fruit and fresh grape growers. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is evaluating plum, peach, nectarine and apricot trees from the University of Guelph’s breeding program in terms of superior varieties that meet consumer preferences. Vineland is also scouting the world for fresh grape varieties better-adapted to our local climate. Read more
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Nov 10, 2014
Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $410,545 to the Ontario Tender Fruit Producers’ Marketing Board (OTFPMB) to develop new varieties suited to the province’s soil conditions and climate. Read more
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