News Archive: 03/2018

Rose bushes can be team players in your all-star garden
Mar 26, 2018
The Toronto Star By Mark Cullen, Special to the Star and Ben Cullen No longer is a rose bush part of a collection but are now part of a greater whole, integrated into landscapes that serve many purposes. Canadian Shield, a new introduction from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is a great new rose bush. A shrub rose, it matures to 125-centimetres high, has a soft, sweet fragrance and is extremely winter hardy. Read more
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Consumer preference work contributes to Ontario apple cider strategy
Mar 15, 2018
AgInnovation Ontario By Lisa McLean Ontario consumers are thirsty for more hard apple cider, and the province’s apple sector is poised to deliver. But first, researchers at Vineland are profiling consumer preference to be sure the industry serves up cider that hits the spot. Read more
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Top projects in the province honoured as Design Excellence finalists for the Ontario Association of Architects Awards
Mar 9, 2018
Ontario Association of Architects, March 5, 2018 The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the OAA Design Excellence Awards. This year’s 20 short-listed projects range from local Ontario homes to Ivy League university buildings in the U.S. to temples in Chile, each demonstrating unique best-in-class design. Vineland's Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre is among the finalists. Read more
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Plants’ negative emissions put Earth first
Mar 7, 2018
The Toronto Star, March 3, 2018 By Mark Cullen, Special to the Star and Ben Cullen Negative emissions are a good thing — for the environment and for your health. The answer is to plant the right tree in the right place to ensure it can live a long, healthy life. Thankfully, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre here in Ontario have launched Greening the Canadian Landscape Program (greeningcanadianlandscape.ca). Read more
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Gearing up for Prairie sweet potatoes
Mar 1, 2018
Fruit & Vegetable Magazine, March 2018 issue By Tom Walker Efforts to develop sweet potatoes into a commercial crop for Manitoba farmers are showing good progress at two locations in the province. Dr. Sajjad Rao at Assiniboine Community College and Tracy Shinners-Carnelley at Peak of the Market are conducting research trials on the popular root vegetable and are working with virus free slips from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more
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