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Work underway on new Vineland greenhouse
Sep 24, 2014

Greenhouse Canada
By Dave Harrison

Work is well underway on the new pre-commercial greenhouse facility at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Dozens of industry representatives and local politicians joined Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal this afternoon in marking the start of construction. Read more

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Prunes get a new look, taste
Sep 19, 2014

University of Guelph - At Guelph
By Alaina Osborne, Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK)

Researchers are looking at ways to brighten up the colour – and the image – of prunes. Plant agriculture professor Jay Subramanian wants to change that. He’s working with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to develop new varieties of European plums, alter their blue colour and extend their relatively short growing season. Read more

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Sep 15, 2014

AgInnovation Ontario

Dr. Rumen Conev is leading a breeding program at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre that is developing landscape and garden rose varieties that will be resistant to Black Spot, survive frigid Canadian winters, and thrive in our shortened growing season – all while producing plentiful blooms and sporting glossy dark green foliage. Read more

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Research for the love of sweet potatoes
Sep 12, 2014

Global News
By Jennifer Palisoc

Canadians seem to love their sweet potatoes. “Consumption in Canada has doubled in the last 5 years,” said Catherine Archibald, a senior research technician in vegetable breeding at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Jennifer Palisoc reports

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Building Niagara’s new greenhouse technology centre at Vineland
Sep 5, 2014

Hortidaily.com

Ready, set, go! Construction of a new $10 million pre-commercial greenhouse at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is underway. This new centre is expected to bolster the economic growth of the Niagara Region and increase the competitiveness of the greenhouse industry. The completion date for the project is spring 2015. Read more

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Growing the market for what consumers love
Sep 4, 2014

Hortidaily.com

Canadian consumers share a love for sweet potatoes and seek out the great nutritional value of these root vegetables. A large proportion of sweet potatoes available in Canada are imported from the United States. To increase Canadian growers’ competitiveness, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is developing fresh market varieties better-adapted to our shorter growing season climate and ones better-suited for the processing sector. Read more

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Research update: Healthy soil drives tree survival along highways
Sep 1, 2014

Landscape Trades
By Darby McGrath and Jason Henry

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre together with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Landscape Ontario, Landscape Alberta and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, are working to develop solutions to improve transplant success and tree establishment along highways. Read more

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Vineland in the spotlight
Sep 1, 2014

Greenhouse Canada
By Dave Harrison

A single day is definitely not long enough to fully appreciate how busy the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has become. And it will only get busier, now that construction has begun on a new state-of-the-art greenhouse complex. Read more

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Soil compaction & pollution could be cause of tree death along highways
Sep 1, 2014

Ontario Arborist Magazine
By Patricia Kerr

Researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Landscape Ontario & the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association are working on a joint project that is calling into question the commonly held theory that highway trees are killed by salt and pollution. Read more

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Aug 20, 2014

Hortidaily.com

Check out Vineland's just released Innovation Report for the latest on partnerships, progress, impact and results. Read more

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