Media Releases

Mar 18, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario - Today Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is hosting a breakfast at Canada Blooms to unveil its master plan for a world class research facility in Niagara Region, Ontario. This breakfast will be the first in a series of events designed to capture the imagination of people passionate about the horticulture industry. Guest speakers include best-selling author and gardening expert Mark Cullen, Diamond + Schmitt founding partner and renowned architect Jack Diamond, and CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Dr. Jim Brandle. Donald Ziraldo, Vineland Chairman and wine making pioneer, will emcee the event.
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Feb 23, 2011
VINELAND, Ontario - Leading edge mechanical platforms and robotic technology will finally give Canadian horticulture farmers the advantage they need to compete successfully against other highly productive growing and processing regions around the world.
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Sep 23, 2010
MILTON, Ontario – Today the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA) announced that it has acquired the rights to a wide range of genetics from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) ornamental breeding programs at Morden Research Station in Manitoba and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research Station in Quebec. These programs developed many new plant varieties, including the internationally-recognized Explorer and Parkland series of prairie-hardy roses.
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Sep 21, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario - Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, opened the Vineland campus doors today to share latest science and innovation work with industry partners.
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Sep 9, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has recently partnered with Let’s Talk Science, a national, charitable science outreach organization, to bring relevant and reliable information about environmental and agricultural issues to teens via CurioCity.ca – an interactive science-based website.
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Jul 26, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario - The Stop Community Food Centre, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association are pleased to announce $88,000 from the Greenbelt Foundation to diversify food production in Ontario’s Greenbelt.
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Jun 30, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario – Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre today issued a response to the G20’s Communiqué to “Harness the private sector for agricultural innovation” in the International Financial Institutions and Development section.
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Apr 19, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario – Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre today announced a new freezing and frost prevention prototype will be installed at the Centre’s vineyard to pilot the technology for orchards and vineyards. “This new prototype technology will help to ensure Ontario vineyards and orchards are protected when temperatures fall below freezing and jeopardize tender fruit and grape production,” explained Brandle. “Our partnership with Raytheon is a new chapter in Vineland’s on-going research and innovation to protect Canada’s food supply.”
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Mar 18, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario - Len Troup, Chair, Ontario Tender Fruit Producers’ Marketing Board, Brian Gilroy, Chair, Ontario Apple Growers, Larry Hipple, Chair, Ontario Fresh Grape Growers and Donald Ziraldo, Chair, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre welcome release of a new report today. “This report signals a fresh vision for Ontario’s fruit farmers and calls on all members of the value chain to work together in taking advantage of increasing consumer consumption of fruit,” said Len Troup.
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Feb 18, 2010
 VINELAND, Ontario – The Ontario Horticultural Research Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution of $100,000 towards a three million dollar Research Chair to be located at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph.
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