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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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Apr 22, 2014

Better Farming
By Susan Mann

Federal and provincial governments providing $26.5 million in funding over five years for the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre shows they have confidence in the centre’s work, says CEO Jim Brandle. Read more


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Apr 20, 2014

The Globe and Mail
By Tavia Grant

At the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, a test robot hoovers up white mushrooms from a box of dark earth. Next door, another is labelling and packaging pots of pink mini-roses. In busy times, like Mother’s Day, it can work non-stop to fill surges in demand – with no additional overtime pay. Read more

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Quest for tastier tomatoes
Apr 16, 2014

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By Rob Houle

David Liscombe is on a five-year mission to boldly go where no tomato scientist has gone before. The researcher at Vineland Research Centre is tasked with creating better-tasting Ontario greenhouse tomatoes. Read more

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A new comprehensive guide to container nursery crop fertilization
Apr 7, 2014

Scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) 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 quest for flavour in greenhouse-grown tomatoes
Apr 1, 2014

The Grower

Like the grape industry, the quest for flavour in greenhouse tomatoes involves balancing the elusive ratio of sugars and acids. Particularly in tomatoes-on-the vine (TOV), the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers is seeking to enhance those qualities. That’s why OGVG has turned to David Liscombe, a research scientist in biochemistry at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). Read more

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Bringing the world to your farm
Apr 1, 2014

Fruit and Vegetable Magazine
By Treena Hein

The cultivation of specialty ethnic veggies is becoming more common on Ontario farms. Read more

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World crops
Apr 1, 2014

Country Guide Magazine
By Helen Lammers-Helps

The face of Canada is changing, and it may mean new market opportunities for farmers. While in the past, newcomers had to adapt to traditional Canadian foods, increasing global trade means “new Canadians” are now able to source familiar foods, especially vegetables, from their home countries. Read more

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