News Archive: 06/2018

In The Garden: They promised us a rose garden
Jun 29, 2018
The Record By David Hobson Despite the best efforts of the Royal Botanical Gardens, in recent years the roses in the Centennial Rose Garden were suffering. The complete rose garden had to go. Then it was time for 3,300 new hardy roses to be planted. One in particular, Vineland's 49th Parallel Collection Canadian Shield, is prominently displayed and deservedly so. Read more
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Stop thrips from hiding in your greenhouse
Jun 27, 2018
Greenhouse Grower By Rose Buitenhuis Biocontrol programs against thrips start early in the crop cycle. Despite propagators’ best efforts, small numbers of pests may be hiding on cuttings, especially pests with widespread resistance to most conventional insecticides. Vineland discusses its research on dipping techniques against thrips. Read more
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Producing local flowers to meet a growing floral flavours food trend
Jun 25, 2018
AgInnovation Ontario By Lilian Schaer Flowers don’t usually spring to mind when Ontarians think of locally grown food, but that could soon be changing. Researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre have teamed up with Freeman Herbs of Beamsville to look into what consumers prefer when it comes to edible flowers. Read more
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Northern exposure
Jun 18, 2018
Good Fruit Grower, June 2018 issue By Kate Prengaman A few years ago, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario discovered more than a dozen promising apricot selections and put them back on track for commercialization in partnership with Brandt’s Fruit Trees. Read more
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A new tomato for Ontario
Jun 12, 2018
Farmtario By John Greig A large project at Vineland aims to create on-the-vine greenhouse tomatoes optimized for Ontario growing conditions and consumers. Read more
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Discovering the tastes for cider
Jun 11, 2018
Orchard & Vine Magazine, Summer 2018 issue By Ronda Payne Amy Bowen, research director of consumer insights with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, assembled a team from the industry to create a cider research and innovation strategy in 2016. This strategy is now being acted on to determine how to better satisfy consumers within the growing cider marketplace. Read more
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How to outfox foxglove aphids in the greenhouse
Jun 4, 2018
Greenhouse Grower By Ashley Summerfield, Michelangelo La Spina, and Rose Buitenhuis In spite of a growing adoption of biocontrol in Canada, aphids are often treated primarily with chemical pesticides because of a belief that biological control isn’t effective. Based on the conclusions drawn from three years of greenhouse and laboratory experiments, Vineland optimized an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy that will maintain aphid populations below a safe level. Read more
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