News Archive: 03/2017

La poire Cold Snap
Mar 29, 2017
ICI Tou.tv, le 27 mars 2017 Depuis 2016, il est possible de manger des poires canadiennes en hiver ! C’est grâce à des chercheurs et à des producteurs de l’Ontario que nous pouvons consommer la Cold Snap, la première poire canadienne brevetée. Ricardo visite un de ces vergers dans la vallée du Niagara. Il discute avec Dre Amy Bowen, responsable des recherches sur la commercialisation de la Cold Snap. Regardez ici 
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This new pear variety lets Canadians eat local all year round
Mar 27, 2017
CBC We Are The Best Thanks to a group of researchers and producers from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Canadians can now enjoy local pears all year round. Dr. Amy Bowen heads up the research on the Cold Snap pear at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. In this episode of We Are The Best, she explains to chef Ricardo Larrivée how this Canadian invention was developed, and makes her pitch for why consumers should give the Cold Snap a try. View here
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Finally, a rose designed to thrive in the Canadian Shield
Mar 17, 2017
Sudbury.com, March 15, 2017 By Jeff Turl A new rose called "Canadian Shield', in honour of Canada's 150th birthday is proving extremely popular with gardeners because it is bred with the northern climate in mind. Cheryl Lennox, Director of Marketing for Vineland Research and Innovation Centre told BayToday that the rose is winter-resistant to minus 40 and also resistant to black spot. She confirms it is perfect for the North Bay area. Read more
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Introducing the Canadian ShieldTM rose, just in time for Canada's 150th
Mar 10, 2017
The Gardener, Spring 2017 issue By William Hrycan A new rose is taking centre stage at this year’s Canada Blooms flower and garden festival in Toronto—the Canadian Shield™ rose. The rose is truly Canadian, possessing a refined beauty yet hardy enough to thrive in the diverse conditions found across our country. Like all roses that come out of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, it is disease resistant and will not succumb to black spot or powdery mildew. Read more
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Canada’s changing face presents opportunity for Ontario flower growers
Mar 7, 2017
AgInnovation Ontario, March 7, 2017 By Lilian Schaer Immigrants coming to Canada bring with them not only their own culture and food, but also distinct floral preferences. As Canada’s demographic makeup changes, this means new opportunity for flower growers in this country. Researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) in collaboration with Ontario grocery chain Longo’s have identified a particular opportunity for jasmine and  are now working with flower grower Westbrook Floral to bring the first Ontario-grown jasmine plants to market this spring. Read more
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Celebrate Canada's 150th with a Canadian Shield rose: Real Dirt
Mar 6, 2017
The Toronto Star, March 3, 2017 By Sonia Day, Gardening Canada Blooms has picked a rose as its Flower of the Year for 2017, just when roses are coming back into fashion. Canadian Shield is a luscious new red rose from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more
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Ontario greenhouses move toward automation
Mar 3, 2017
The Packer, March 2, 2017 By Cynthia David Mucci Farms’ Kingsville, Ontario, greenhouse is part of the company’s increasing automation of its packing process. The company is expanding so rapidly and labor is so hard to find there will be plenty of other jobs available. Though Mucci imports its automated equipment from the Netherlands, they might just take a drive down the highway next time to see what manager Darren Ward and his commercialization team are up to at the eight-month-old Collaborative Research Technology Centre at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ontario. Read more
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