In The News

May 12, 2014

Huffpost Business
By CBC

John Van De Vegte of the Vineland Research Centre worked in the auto industry, and is looking to make greenhouses the next frontier for robotics. But the two sectors couldn’t be further apart. Read more

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Research scientist discusses hardy rose breeding program
May 6, 2014

Hortidaily.com

In 2010, the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) obtained the rights to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Hardy Rose Breeding Program including all of its germplasm. In a collaborative effort, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) assumed the breeding responsibility for the research program. Read more

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May 2, 2014

Farms.com

It can take 20 years or more to bring a new apple variety to market. A research partnership between the Ontario Apple Growers and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is hoping to cut that time in half. Read more

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May 1, 2014

Vines Magazine

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre scientist Bernard Goyette has invented a chamber that allows winemakers to dry grapes appassimento style while controlling climate, airflow and humidity using a unique method. Read more

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New guide helps refine fertilizer use
May 1, 2014

Niagara Farmer’s Monthly

Scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are helping Ontario nursery growers save money and protect the environment through the identification of optimal fertilizer rates for commonly grown nursery crops. Read more

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The secret behind Appassimento wines
May 1, 2014

Hortidaily.com

What do Kew Vineyards Soldier’s Grant 2011, Rennie Estate Winery “G” 2011 and Rennie Estate Winery Scarpata 2011 have in common? They are Ontario red wines made using a proprietary Appassimento method pioneered at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). Read more

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That’s Amarone
May 1, 2014

Maclean’s Wine in Canada 2014
By John Szabo

In Beamsville, Graham Rennie of Rennie Estate also wanted to improve his reds Rennie wanted to find a more cost-efficient and predictable grape-drying system. In 2011, along with John Young of Kew Vineyards/Angels Gate, Rennie approached the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara for help. Read more

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Off to a clean start
Apr 30, 2014

Greenhouse Canada
By Rose Buitenhuis, Michael Brownbridge, Graeme Murphy, Angela Brommit and Taro Saito

Vineland researchers are working with Flowers Canada Growers and OMAF/MRA to get cutting dips on the lab.  Read more

 

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Major Growing Forward 2 boost to Vineland research
Apr 24, 2014

Greenhouse Canada
By Dave Harrison

The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the province’s horticulture industry through a $26.5 million investment in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as part of their Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Read more

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Agriculture is the future - Feds, province invest $26.5 million in research, innovation
Apr 23, 2014

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Amanda Moore

Good things grow in Ontario — and will continue to do so thanks in part to joint funding from the federal and provincial governments. David Sweet and Ted McMeekin, the MP and MPP for the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding, were at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Tuesday to announce $26.5 million in joint funding through the Growing Forward 2 program. Read more

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