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
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
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).
Sep 24, 2014
Ontario is supporting local food and the agri-food sector through the construction of a world-class greenhouse. Read more
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
Apr 22, 2014
Canada and Ontario Invest in World-Class Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more
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.
Mar 20, 2013
GUELPH, Ontario - Following from the successful Value Chain Innovation Forum in 2012, the Value Chain Management Centre and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre have released a report which identifies important next steps to increasing the competitiveness and profitability of Canadian agri-food businesses.
Nov 14, 2012
A proprietary new temperature controlled drying room facility that optimally manages humidity and air flow can produce superior fruit for appassimento-style wine production and increase competitiveness for Canadian wineries. VINELAND, Ontario - Rennie Estate Winery and Angels Gate Winery have partnered with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to pioneer the development of a locally-adapted, high-efficiency technique for drying grapes in the appassimento style.
Jun 20, 2012
University of Guelph scientists led by Prof. Jayasankar Subramanian will work with South Asian colleagues to develop innovative packaging using state-of-the-art nanotechnology to reduce post-harvest losses in mangoes, a vital fruit crop in South Asia. The $2.3 million project, announced today by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will improve livelihoods for nearly one-third of the populations of India and Sri Lanka, mostly small-scale farmers.