In The News

New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers
Jul 4, 2019
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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New sweet potato variety could help Lakeville farm family access lucrative market
Jun 10, 2019

Truro News, June 6, 2019
By Kirk Starratt

Developed by Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Radiance has been bred specifically for Canada’s unique weather conditions. And it could be on store shelves in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Read more

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Moving forward with preventative strategies
Jun 4, 2019

Greenhouse Canada, June 2019 issue
By Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Ashley Summerfield and Dr. Michael Brownbridge

To get the most out of your greenhouse biocontrol program, start with preventative strategies. Read more

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Niagara Uncorked: Big luxurious wines get better still
May 29, 2019

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By Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard

Several local wineries have taken the age-old Italian method called appassimento to create some truly remarkable wines. But winemakers were concerned by the amount of loss they were experiencing. Coming to the aid of Ontario winemakers was the staff at Vineland. Read more

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Cold, wet spring impacts growing season for Hamilton-area farmers
May 27, 2019, May 17, 2019
By Mike Pearson, Dundas Star News

A cold, wet spring is delaying the planting season for some Hamilton-area farmers shut out from their fields. Michael Josiak, farm and grounds operations manager at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, said peaches, apricots, cherries and plums could be impacted. Read more

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Get smart, get integrated
May 22, 2019

Greenhouse Grower
By Kristen Hampshire

The pressure points growers face are not anything they can control — cost and availability of labor, energy expenses, reduced margins. And there’s technology. One of the focuses at Vineland is helping greenhouses integrate technology into their production systems and conducting research projects. Read more

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Automated mini cuke loader now on the market
May 16, 2019

Farmtario, May 20, 2019 issue
By Lilian Schaer

A robotic loader that can take the manual labour out of placing greenhouse mini cucumbers onto trays is now available on the market. Developed by researchers at Vineland in partnership with CMP Automation, the technology is part of ongoing efforts to reduce labour costs for farmers through automation. Read more

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