News Archive: 09/2019

Research centre showcases apple orchard and breeding program
Sep 25, 2019
Fruit & Vegetable Magazine By Jennifer Paige Vineland held the What's Growin' On Research Farm Open House on Thursday, Sept. 19. The world-class research centre, which is dedicated to horticulture science and innovation, opened its doors to interested parties to showcase its apple orchard and related research projects. Read more
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Niagara region: a leader in agri-business innovation
Sep 23, 2019
Financial Post By Ben Forrest In an Ontario apple orchard in the not-too-distant future, a robot arm mounted on an autonomous vehicle navigates rows of fruit-bearing trees at harvest, stopping frequently to reach up, gently twist the stem and pluck the ripest offerings at exactly the right time. Vineland is working to develop this and several other automated technologies for Canada’s horticulture industry. Read more
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Perfecting the apple at Vineland
Sep 11, 2019
Niagara This Week By Steve Henschel, Grimsby Lincoln News Daryl Somers examines the fruits of one of 22,000 apple trees at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre farm. The centre’s ongoing efforts to breed the perfect apple will be highlighted during an annual open house Sept. 19. Read more
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New tender fruit varieties are just peachy
Sep 4, 2019
Farmtario, September 9, 2019, Volume 2, Issue 18 By Lilian Schaer An early ripening, yellow flesh peach will be moving into first stage commercialization next year. It’s among several promising new tender fruit varieties from the University of Guelph and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada breeding programs that are emerging as potential winners in research under way at Vineland in conjunction with Ontario Tender Fruit. Read more
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