News Archive: 05/2018

Canadian Shield first in new series of easy-to-grow roses
May 14, 2018
Garden Making Magazine Canadian Shield, a vivid red landscape rose with glossy green foliage, is the first in a new series of easy-to-grow roses called the 49th Parallel Collection. Garden Making asked Amy Bowen, Research Director of Vineland, to tell us more about Canadian Shield along with upcoming roses in the collection gardeners can look forward to. Read more
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Finding the right niche
May 10, 2018
Country Guide Magazine By Jordan Whitehouse Between 2007 and 2012, Canadians doubled their sweet potato consumption. The rate of growth has somewhat tailed off in more recent years, but the numbers continue to rise overall. Dr. Valerio Primomo, a vegetable breeding research scientist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario’s Niagara region is breeding varieties with an eye to producing a shorter-season crop that can still score high with retailers. Read more
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A sweet option for local potato farmers
May 4, 2018
Niagara This Week By Luke Edwards, Grimsby Lincoln News After years of work, scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre think they have a sweet potato variety that ticks off all the boxes to be successful in Ontario. Read more
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Mixed planters, mixed preferences
May 1, 2018
Greenhouse Canada, May 2018 issue By Amy Jenkins, Dr. Alexandra Grygorczyk, Dr. Amy Bowen and Rodger Tschanz What makes consumers choose certain pre-mixed planters over others? Contrasts in colour and texture seem to be key. Read more
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