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The next wave of plant consumers
Aug 1, 2019

Greenhouse Canada, August 2019 issue
By Dr. Alexandra Grygorczyk

As new immigrants and younger generations become established, so too do their purchase interests in the floriculture sector. Vineland's Alexandra Grygorczyk explains. Read more

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Nearly $50M invested in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network
Jul 30, 2019

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine
By Jennifer Paige

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources recently announced an investment of up to $49.5 million in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN). Spearheaded by Alberta Innovates and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, together with Alberta’s Olds College and Lakeland College, CAAIN is expected to begin with eight partners from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. Read more

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It's taken almost a decade. But this man thinks he's perfected Ontario tomatoes
Jul 29, 2019

CBC, July 27, 2019
By Haydn Watters, CBC News

Vineland's vegetable breeder Valerio Primomo has been working on developing an Ontario tomato for nine years. The goal is to try to appeal to the tastes of people here but also be able to grow in the province's varied climate. Read more 

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I am produce
Jul 25, 2019

Canadian Produce Marketing Association

The CPMA “I am produce” industry video showcases the diversity of careers and professional backgrounds in the produce industry. View it here 

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Vineland rolls out new custom services
Jul 10, 2019

Greenhouse Canada

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has just introduced a new venture to their portfolio of activities – customized robotic and automation solutions, as well as consultation and technology assessments, for Canadian horticulture companies. Read more

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Bringing world flavours and foods home to Canada
Jul 8, 2019

National Post
By Green Belt Fund

Changing Canadian demographics and evolving consumer tastes are opening new marketplace opportunities for farmers, food processors and researchers to bring world crops, not traditionally grown in Canada, and ethnic foods to consumers and food lovers. Read more

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New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers
Jul 4, 2019

Freshplaza.com
By Astrid Van Den Broek

The idea was straightforward: develop a sweet potato variety that could be adapted across Canada so the country could grow more sweet potatoes rather than rely on imports. And so, Radiance was born. Read more

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Setting a new standard for tree planting
Jun 26, 2019

CNLA Newsbrief, Summer 2019

The Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide, authored by Dr. Darby McGrath and the research team of Vineland’s Nursery- Landscape Horticulture Department Jason Henry and Ryan Munroe, is one of the most comprehensive tree planting reference guides ever developed for use by the landscape industry. Read more

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Brock research urges Niagara agribusiness to collaborate with other sectors
Jun 20, 2019

610 CKTB
The One O’Clock Talk with Matt Holmes

Matt talks to Tania Humphrey Chief Scientific Officer, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Listen here

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Nature’s army: biocontrols
Jun 17, 2019

Greenhouse Grower, June 12, 2019
By Kristen Hampshire

Integrating beneficial insects into crop production can reduce pesticide use and elevate plant health. Read more

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