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Slipping into sweet potato production
Nov 12, 2018

Greenhouse Canada
By Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

February tends to be a slow time at Roelands Plant Farms Inc. But not this year. Roelands was tasked with propagating sweet potato slips to trial Vineland’s made-in-Canada variety of the popular storage vegetable on about 25 Canadian farms this year. Read more

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Watch an entire greenhouse tomato harvest in under two minutes
Nov 8, 2018, October 29, 2018

In partnership with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Vineland is developing new Tomato on the Vine hybrids for market launch in 2021. In this video shot at Vineland's Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre, you can check out an entire greenhouse tomato harvest in under two minutes. Read more

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New table grape varieties for Ontario could diversify market
Nov 5, 2018

By Lilian Schaer

Driven by demand primarily from farmers, the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board and Vineland teamed up four years ago to find new table grape varieties for the Ontario market. Read more

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Biocontrol big for flower growers
Oct 29, 2018
By Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

More greenhouse growers are buying into biocontrol thanks largely to the work of a team of Vineland researchers. Read more

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New sweet potato variety shines
Oct 24, 2018

By Marc Zienkiewicz

Ready for commercial release in 2019 is Radiance, Vineland's new sweet potato variety developed in Canada to suit the country’s growing season and conditions. The variety is currently being trialed from coast-to-coast, and should be appearing in Canadian grocery stores next year. Read more

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Testing, Testing, TOV
Oct 19, 2018, October 11, 2018

Travis Banks who oversees Vineland’s program to enhance flavour and production traits in greenhouse tomatoes is feeling the pressure of a deadline as the target date nears to bring a new, tastier hybrid tomato-on-the-vine (TOV) to market by 2022. Read more

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People in produce
Oct 16, 2018

Produce Grower, Cover story, October 2018 issue
By Douglas Guth

The produce industry relies on exceptional people to advance the processes of growing food, improving it and getting it to consumers' plates. In this month’s cover story, meet Vineland's Dr. Amy Bowen one of seven leading People in Produce. Read more

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Rediscover the passion for roses!
Oct 2, 2018

Local Gardener, Harvesting 2018 issue
By Rob Van Zanten

Specially bred hardy roses for the Canadian climate, Vineland's 49th Parallel collection features Chinook (above), which will be released next year, and Canadian Shield (right), which is already available. Read more

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Edible flowers are a blooming food trend
Sep 18, 2018

The Toronto Star, September 14, 2018
By Mark Cullen and Ben Cullen, Special to the Star

According to Whole Foods Market, edible flowers are the No. 1 consumer food trend for 2018. Researcher Alexandra Grygorczyk, at Vineland is studying the consumer preferences behind this trend. Read more

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Roundtable business road trip round#2 (Debbie Zimmerman, Dr. Jim Brandle)
Sep 14, 2018

610 CKTB, September 14, 2018
Niagara In the Morning with Tim Denis

Vineland's Jim Brandle and Grape Growers of Ontario's Debbie Zimmerman discuss agriculture in Niagara as part of a business road trip roundtable. Listen here

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