Media Releases

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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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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