In The News

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

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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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

Distributed to six (6) Sun Media publications in the Niagara Region
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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