News Archive: 01/2017

New year, new plants
Jan 30, 2017
Winnipeg Free Press - Home Section, January 7, 2017 By Colleen Zacharias This year, as our country celebrates its 150th birthday, it seems reasonable to predict that demand by homeowners for the new Canadian Shield rose could exceed supply. Named as the flower of the year by Canada Blooms, this made-in-Canada rose is the first of a series of roses called Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection, marketed by Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario. Read more
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Climate Watch Shorts: Farming in a changing climate
Jan 26, 2017
TVO, aired January 25, 2017 By Nam Kiwanuka New discoveries from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, located in Niagara, helps farmers deal with the changing climate. With longer, hotter summers come more frequent droughts and new kinds of pests. We look at how Vineland is helping farmers handle the changing climate. View more
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An important biological discovery
Jan 24, 2017
Greenhouse Management, January 2017 issue By Chris Manning It was by chance that Taro Saito, a research technician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, found the mite that Vineland is currently studying as a potential breakthrough in biological control. Vineland’s research indicates that the mite could be a major asset for greenhouse growers in Canada and the U.S. The mite has a broader prey range than anything else currently in use. Read more
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Prevention and early intervention: the keys to biocontrol success in greenhouse crops
Jan 20, 2017
Greenhouse Grower, January 12, 2017 By Michael Brownbridge Greenhouse crops (floral and vegetable) are affected by multiple interactive variables that can affect crop development, pest and disease incidence and development, and performance of beneficial species. Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Research Director at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre discusses biocontrol approaches to successful pest control in greenhouses. Read more
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2017 Greenhouse Greats
Jan 16, 2017
Greenhouse Management Magazine, January 2017 issue By Karen Varga In this issue of Greenhouse Management, we have the privilege of featuring 10 industry members who are on the cutting edge of positive change in horticulture - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Ontario, Canada. Read more
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Pear revival: Two new pears varieties developed in Harrow coming in 2021
Jan 6, 2017
Windsor Star By Sharon Hill A blushing pear developed in Harrow is the newest variety expected to help push a pear revival in Canada. By 2020 or 2021, consumers can expect to be biting into two new pears developed at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Harrow and then Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in the Niagara region. Read more
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