News Archive: 04/2017

Canadian Exotica
Apr 20, 2017
Canadian Grocer, April/May 2017 By Danny Kucharsky More than 70% of the world's okra crop comes from India, with the rest grown in the Middle East, Africa, the southern United States and the Caribbean. "Okra does really well here in Canada despite the fact that it's a sub-tropical crop," says Viliam Zvalo, a research scientist in vegetable production at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ont. Read more
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Growing Canada's emerging sweet potato industry
Apr 18, 2017
AgInnovation Ontario By Lilian Schaer Canada’s first sweet potato variety is expected for release next year. And now work at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is underway to ensure Canadian farmers can also access sweet potato cuttings – called slips – right here at home. Read more
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Anyone up for Okra?
Apr 12, 2017
Modern Agriculture By Ronda Payne Last year Modern Agriculture told you about a study being done by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre on okra – the viability and demand. The centre is now inviting B.C. growers to try the crop out as part of new and innovative crops that are seeing an increase in market value in Canada. Read more
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Take your poinsettia cuttings for a dip
Apr 6, 2017
GrowerTalks, April 2017 issue By Rose Buitenhuis Starting clean is key to biocontrol success. To demonstrate the benefits of cutting dips. Vineland Research and lnnovation Centre (Ontario, Canada) did a three-year case study on poinsettias. It was found that large numbers of cuttings can be rapidly treated by dipping, using small amounts of control products and the dip is highly effective Read more  
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How sweet it is
Apr 3, 2017
Fruit & Vegetable Magazine, April 2017 issue By Treena Hein Sweet potato consumption is on the rise across the nation. To help grow the acreage, the Canadian sweet potato industry sorely needs locally adapted varieties and high quality, comparatively priced propagative material. That’s why Vineland’s Vegetable Production Research Scientist Dr. Viliam Zvalo is partnering with industry to make sure interested Canadian propagators have the research results they need to successfully grow locally adapted slips. Read more
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