Media Releases

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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Jan 21, 2010
VINELAND, Ontario, January 21, 2010 - In 2006, at its inception, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre was a vision for the future. Today, the Centre’s mandate to be an internationally-recognized horticulture research and innovation centre of excellence is being realized with a growing team of dedicated research and innovation experts. Building on Vineland’s core disciplines of Consumer Insights and Product Innovations led by Dr. Isabelle Lesschaeve, Applied Genomics led by Dr. Daryl Somers, and Horticultural Production Systems led by Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Vineland is rapidly establishing research teams that will add value to Canadian horticulture.
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