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.
May 22, 2012
New technology at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will help decode consumer choices and grow market share for Canadian products VINELAND, Ontario - Increasingly used for consumer research in non-agricultural sectors and a variety of disciplines and analyses, eye tracking technology is proving its usefulness at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) with horticulture products. Dr. Isabelle Lesschaeve, Research Director, Consumer Insights and Product Innovation and Dr. Ben Campbell, Horticultural Economist are breaking new ground in the application of eye tracking technology to products such as ornamental plants, flowers, wine, fruit and vegetables.
Apr 27, 2012
VINELAND, Ontario - The Government of Canada is investing $2.5 million in the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to support the development of innovative horticultural technologies. The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), accompanied by Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, made the announcement today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.