News Archive: 12/2017

Positive results and continued research to grow okra in Canada
Dec 20, 2017
Freshplaza.com, December 19, 2017 By Rebecca D Dumais Canadian farmers could soon be growing okra, thanks to researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. They've been working with the vegetable for five years and results have been extremely positive. This could drastically change the need for Canada’s imports on the commodity; over six million kilograms of okra was imported into Canada in 2015. Read more 
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Cutting dips reduce poinsettia problems
Dec 19, 2017
Greenhouse Canada, December 4, 2017 By Laura Feil, AAC With their red and white bracts, poinsettias are a Canadian Christmas favourite. When it comes to potted plants and flowers, consumers demand an aesthetically perfect crop, free of pests and blemishes. That led Flowers Canada (Ontario) to access funding from Growing Forward 2, for a project led by Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, to provide growers with tools to respond to emerging pest issues. Read more
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The basis of trait development, on standby
Dec 6, 2017
Greenhouse Management, December 2017 issue By Patrick Williams If a breeder wants a different plant characteristic — and fast — they’re in luck. A new company, Platform Genetics has updated a century-old technique to evolve a plant with 21st century efficiency. Read more
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