Media Releases

Mar 16, 2012
TORONTO, Ontario - ‘Pixie Grape', a one-of-kind ornamental will be released today at Canada Blooms, Canada's largest home and garden show. This mini-sized grapevine is a stand out with tiny clusters of red-skinned grapes, a perfect showpiece for indoor, outdoor, garden or balcony.
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Mar 14, 2012
VINELAND, Ontario - Agri-food business leaders, public policy makers, and academics from across Canada will meet April 3 and 4 to discuss a paradigm shift from conventional business practices to value-chain based strategies.
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Feb 28, 2012
VINELAND, Ontario - Today Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) and the University of Guelph announce an important new research partnership for the Canadian horticulture industry. Well-respected researcher Dr. Youbin Zheng begins immediately as the Vineland/University of Guelph Chair in Environmental Horticulture. This position will improve collaboration across Canadian research networks and speed access to new technologies and innovations for industry.
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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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