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A new propagation opportunity
Aug 15, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, August 2017 issue
By Lilian Schaer

Canada’s first sweet potato variety is expected for release next year. “Canadian sweet potato growers use U.S. propagators and breeding programs because we don’t have the infrastructure and varieties here,” said research scientist Viliam Zvalo of Vineland. "Our challenge is to figure out how we can produce them here so we can supply Canadian growers with quality slips at a reasonable price.” Read more

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IPM update: 1001 ways to use predatory mites
Aug 9, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, August 2017 issue
By Drs. Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

This is the fourth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Commercially available predatory mites vary between specialist spider mite predators and generalist species that prey on a multitude of pests. Some also feed on plant sap, pollen or nectar. Some like plants with smooth leaf surfaces, others like their plants to be more hairy. Obviously, one mite does not fit all situations. Read more

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The perfect peach is just a few years away
Aug 8, 2017

The Toronto Star
By Sonia Day, Gardening

Mike Kauzlaric scours the world for peach trees that can be grown successfully in Canada. He’s part of a research team at Vineland in Niagara who test new kinds of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Read more

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Dix ans d’innovation à Vineland
Aug 4, 2017

L'Express
Lilian Schaer (AgInnovation Ontario)

Il y a dix ans, le centre de recherche et d’innovation en horticulture Vineland ouvrait ses portes. Depuis, l’institution attire l’attention au Canada et à l’étranger par ses innovations axées sur les besoins. Elle représente chaque maillon de la chaîne de valeur horticole, des producteurs aux consommateurs. Read more

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Tasty tomatoes
Aug 3, 2017

Produce Grower, August 2017 issue
By Maddie Capron

There may be no such thing as a perfect tomato, but due to research by Amy Bowen and Dave  Liscombe at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, growers are one step closer to producing great ones. Read more

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Why nectarines are the next big thing
Aug 2, 2017

The Grower, August 2017 issue
By Karen Davidson

Nectarines, the fuzzless peach, used to occupy a narrow slice of tender fruit offerings in Ontario. The fruit is starting to take away acreage from peaches, now accounting for 14 per cent of tender fruit volumes. And Vineland Research and Innovation Centre using a sensory evaluation panel can provide feedback on whether new varieties are hitting the mark. Read more 

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What’s Growin’ On
Jul 31, 2017

CogecoTV
By Mark Wikobrado

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is celebrating 10 years in Niagara. They held their annual What's Growin' On Open House to display new products and agriculture technologies. Brenda Schultz reports.

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Hot potato: Sweet innovation at Vineland Research
Jul 27, 2017

Distributed to six (6) Sun Media publications in the Niagara Region
By Karena Walter

It’s called the V12B445 but it will have a more palatable name by the time it hits store shelves in 2019. The new sweet potato at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is the result of years of work to develop a better option for Canadian farmers that’s also embraced by eaters. Read more

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Horticultural research centre marks 10-year anniversary
Jul 25, 2017

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

It’s been 10 years since a new horticultural research facility in Niagara Region was launched as the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). Since then, Vineland has been turning heads across Canada and internationally with its needs-based innovations. Read more

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Vineland’s quest for the next Canadian apple starts with 20,000 unique trees
Jul 24, 2017

The Grower, August 2017 issue
By Karen Davidson

For the most part, apple breeding is left to other powerhouse countries but Canada’s vastly different apple growing regions demand a cold-hardy variety. It’s going to take years to develop a home-grown variety that’s not only practical in high-density production systems and storage, but offers a distinctive taste for consumers. That’s exactly what Daryl Somers is searching for at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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