News Archive: 07/2017

A rose for Canada day
Jul 17, 2017
Sudbury Living Magazine, Summer 2017 issue Red and white plants are getting a lot of attention in the gardening world during Canada’s sesquicentennial. Without a doubt, this year's hottest flower is the Canadian Shield Rose. Read more
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Mighty mite, reared in Canada, could be a big help in protecting greenhouse produce
Jul 12, 2017
Financial Post, June 30, 2017 By Peter Kuitenbrouwer This 'voracious predator', a type of mite being raised at Ontario's Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, doesn't need males to reproduce and has proved itself proficient in fighting infestations of insects like aphids. Read more
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The rise of microbes offers growers some important new IPM tools
Jul 7, 2017
Greenhouse Canada, July 2017 issue By Drs. Michael Brownbridge and Rose Buitenhuis This is the third article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. In nature, insects and mites are commonly infected and killed by naturally occurring micro-organisms and nematodes. Some of these organisms have lent themselves well to commercial development and today several microbial biocontrol agents are registered for pest and disease management in greenhouse crops. Read more
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Grant's Desi Achiever, A Bouquet of Roses for Canada's 150th
Jul 5, 2017
Desi News, July 2017 issue By Shagorika Easwar Canadian gardeners are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with Canadian Shield, a new rose bred at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. ''It is a beautiful shrub rose. A recurrent bloomer - which means blooms all through summer if it gets full sun - with a light, subtle fragrance," says Dr Par­minderjit Sandhu, the research scien­tist who helped develop the rose. Read more
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