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Roadside landscaping concept takes root in Ontario
Mar 5, 2014

Daily Commercial News
By Ian Harvey

Dr. McGrath is a research scientist with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara and is just a year or so in on a 10-year study looking at what trees and plants can survive and thrive in the hard conditions roadside. Read more

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Major grocers stocking more locally grown okra, eggplant
Mar 1, 2014

The Grower
By Karen Davidson

Okra, long and round eggplant are no longer fringe vegetables. Since 2008, consumption has increased 55 per cent for okra and 27 per cent for eggplant according to Statistics Canada. Demand is estimated to be much higher if the right quality of produce could be delivered. Read more

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Feb 26, 2014

Greenhouse Management, Features - Propagation & Plant Varieties
By Karlyn Green

Valerio Primomo, a Vineland research scientist and vegetable breeder, focuses on delivering germplasm, varieties, and traits that will add commercial value to the to the vegetable industry in Canada and abroad. Read more

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Mark Cullen: Research centre hopes to plant the future of our gardens
Feb 18, 2014

Ottawa Citizen
By Mark Cullen

The crystal ball through which scientists look at the future of both our food plants and our ‘ornamental’ plants becomes clearer with investment in research. The people at Vineland, in the Niagara Peninsula, stand on the threshold of the research and innovation pieces of this pie. Read more

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Feb 11, 2014

Ontario Farmer
By Glenn Powell

There is a potential to replace a lot of imports – but growers are urged to proceed with caution. Read more

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The changing fields of Ontario
Feb 6, 2014

The Hamilton Spectator
By Lisa Marr

In response to growing demand, farmers are encouraged to grow okra and eggplant. Read more

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Vineland signs licensing agreement for novel varieties of peaches and nectarines
Feb 1, 2014

The Grower
By Nathalie Dreifelds

Canadian nurseries now have the rights to propagate and sell new peach and nectarine varieties to growers, thanks to a sublicensing agreement between Pennsylvania-based Adams County Nursery and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). Read more

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Consumer science targets the sweet spot for apples
Feb 1, 2014

The Grower
By Karen Davidson

Apple grower Cathy McKay has a good question: Sugar consumption is trending upwards. Is that why consumers like sweeter apples? Amy Bowen, research program leader, consumer insights, with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), had the answer. Read more

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Innovation hotbed
Jan 23, 2014

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Amanda Moore

New Vineland greenhouse will bolster $2.5B industry. Read more

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‘Grass is a wonderful thing’
Jan 18, 2014

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Amanda Moore

Vineland researcher recognized as leader by turf industry. Read more

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