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Sweet potato plan plays out in Vineland
Aug 5, 2014

Distributed to six (6) Sun Media publications in the Niagara Region
By Tiffany Mayer, Eating Niagara

The sweet potatoes growing at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are stressed out. Not only are they being grown in trying conditions, to see how they fare, they’re also under pressure to produce potatoes that will one day be the makings of a profitable crop for Canadian farmers. Read more

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Aug 4, 2014

Niagara This Week
By Scott Rosts

Over the last several decades the face of Niagara has changed immensely, but its agricultural industry continues to shine. A perfect example is the work that takes place at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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VRIC open house
Aug 1, 2014

TVCogeco – The Source
By Mark Wikobrado

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre held an Open House recently. A $2.5 million funding announcement was also made by the Federal Government. Katie Jones reports

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A sweet choice for potato growers
Aug 1, 2014

Spudsmart
By Jim Timlick

It’s no secret that sweet potato consumption is on the rise in Canada. The numbers certainly back that up. Led by Valerio Primomo, a research scientist and vegetable-breeding expert with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario’s Niagara region, he is investigating ways of increas­ing domestic sweet potato production. Read more

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Jul 31, 2014

Better Farming
By Susan Mann

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s work to study growing Asian and round Indian eggplant in greenhouses received a boost this week after the federal government announced funding of more than $1.1 million for its world crops work. Read more

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New funding for Vineland Research Station
Jul 30, 2014

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By Bill Sawchuk

The federal government is seeding the Vineland Research Station with $2.5-million in an effort to help profits bloom for horticultural and agricultural producers. Read more

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Jul 29, 2014

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

The third annual Innovation Report is packed with the latest updates from the various projects happening at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. CNLA has connections to both the hardy rose growing program (page 22) and the Greening the Highways project (page 32). Other topics include: robots pack plants and profits, new product pipeline for growers, good news for poinsettia growers, and more! Read more

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Growing okra an exciting challenge for gardeners
Jul 26, 2014

Toronto Star - Gardening
By Sonia Day

Believe it or not, okra — still unfamiliar to most born and bred Canadians — is currently being tested at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre as a future crop for Ontario farmers. Read more

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A rose, in any other soil, that still smells as sweet
Jul 23, 2014

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Luke Edwards

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is hosting an open house to showcase four of its major ongoing projects. And those projects are bringing the world of food and horticulture right to Canada. Read more

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New vegetables being tested for Southwestern Ontario
Jul 18, 2014

Blackburnnews.com
By Ray Baynton

Okra, Asian Long eggplant and Indian Round eggplant are being grown in trial plots at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, in conjunction with the Vineland Research Centre.  Read more

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