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Bring on the rose revolution
Jun 26, 2014

The Calgary Herald
By Bill Brooks

If Rumen Conev, research scientist in plant breeding at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, has his way, Canada could become a veritable Versailles, with roses blooming coast to coast. Read more

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Highway greening
Jun 19, 2014

TVCogeco – The Source
By William Kelly

The Vineland Research & Innovation Centre in partnership with the MTO are looking at improving the quality of greenspace around Ontario's highways. Read more

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Jun 10, 2014

As part of our commitment under Growing Forward2, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is responsible for collecting the Ontario horticulture industry’s research priorities. Read more

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Dipping cuttings to start clean
Jun 3, 2014

Poinsettia growers will remember the 2012 growing season, when high numbers of Bemisia whiteflies came in on the cuttings and were very hard to control. Biocontrol programs, which had been very successful in previous years, were under pressure from the beginning with high whitefly populations making it difficult to get control using parasitic wasps. Read more

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Petal perfection in Vineland
Jun 1, 2014

Niagara Farmers’ Monthly
By Amanda Moore

A favourite for gardeners and romancers, the rose has long been a popular flower choice. While deep red and vibrant pink continue to dominate the rose market, consumers are always looking for a new, better rose to add to their gardens. This is where the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre comes into play. Read more

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The secret behind Appassimento wines
Jun 1, 2014

Canadian Grapes to Wine

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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May 27, 2014

Niagara This Week - St. Catharines
By Paul Forsyth

Regional politicians hope a $1 million investment into a planned greenhouse technology centre at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC) will help make Niagara’s powerful greenhouse industry even stronger in the highly competitive horticulture industry. Read more

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May 12, 2014

Huffpost Business

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

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

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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