Media Releases

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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Oct 15, 2014
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Dr. Pierre Meulien, President and CEO of Genome Canada, are pleased to announce the first 12 projects selected for funding under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).
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Sep 24, 2014
Ontario is supporting local food and the agri-food sector through the construction of a world-class greenhouse.  Read more 
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Jul 30, 2014
The Federal Government invests over $2.5 million in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s (Vineland) world crop and sweet potato projects and hardy rose breeding program. The announcement took place at Vineland’s “What’s Growin’ On” open house event at their Victoria Avenue Farm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Read more
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Apr 22, 2014
Canada and Ontario Invest in World-Class Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more
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Sep 24, 2013
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre appoints three new members to Board of Directors VINELAND, Ontario - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed three new members. Rory Francis, Executive Director of BioAlliance; Dr. Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank; and Phil Tregunno, President, Tregunno Fruit Farms Inc., will join Vineland's board, effective today. The appointments increase the number of Vineland directors from 10 to 13.
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