News Archive: 04/2019

Canadian Shield roses taking hold nicely
Apr 30, 2019
Garden Making By Heather White In spring 2017, Vineland’s new Canadian Shield roses were planted in gardens across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.  This extremely hardy, disease-resistant repeat bloomer with vivid red blooms and glossy green foliage had been in development for several years, and the timing of its release couldn’t have been better. But beyond the fanfare, as the gardening world quietly slipped into its routine maintenance tasks, how has the iconic rose settled into the landscape? Read more
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Improving soil for success
Apr 25, 2019
Landscape Trades, April 2019 issue By Dr. Darby McGrath Vineland's Greening Canada's Highways tree planting research update. Read more
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Growing to new heights
Apr 23, 2019
Better Farming, April 2019 issue By Lauren Arva "Vertical farming is very high-intensity farming and the speed at which the crops grow helps to limit the window for disease and insect pressures," says Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Vineland. The increased yields of indoor farms are an additional advantage. Read more
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Roses to inspire our sense of place
Apr 17, 2019
Garden Making By Heather White Chinook Sunrise, a shrub-type rose, is the second release in a series of roses called Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection. Its blooms are described as a delicious kaleidoscope of shades, from deep coral to pale pink. Read more
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How will gene-editing reach the farm?
Apr 2, 2019
Farmtario By Matt McIntosh Biotechnology experts met in Toronto to discuss how Canada’s regulatory system could better enable the safe commercialization of gene-edited plants and animals. Because of the investment exodus occurring in Europe, Michael Pautler, head of genomic services at Platform Genetics Inc., a sub-company of Vineland, says European Union companies looking for new horticultural crops have been increasingly working with Vineland. Read more 
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