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One million Radiance slips to be available to sweet potato growers in 2019
Mar 4, 2019

Norfolk Farms, Spring 2019

Move over Covington and Orleans to make way for the new sweet potato variety known as Radiance which has been developed by Vineland in collaboration with Louisiana State University. Read more

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A made-in-Ontario tomato, courtesy of Vineland Research
Feb 27, 2019

Niagara This Week
By Luke Edwards

The plants are in for another year of Vineland's greenhouse tomato program that's seeking to develop a made-in-Ontario hybrid for local climate conditions. Right now they’re tiny seedlings and with any luck, in two years they’ll be supplying grocers and consumers across the province with delicious tomatoes. Read more

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Delving into new disease foes
Feb 1, 2019

Greenhouse Management, February 2019 issue
By Patrick Williams

Not just for pests, biocontrol agents are being researched for their effect on diseases by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, which has surveyed and spoken with growers who use them. Read more

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Condo sprouts trees
Jan 17, 2019

Landscape Trades, January 2019 issue
By Scott Barber

An architect firm and condo developer are planning Canada’s first vertical forest for Toronto, and they’ve brought together an impressive team of experts including Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to make the ambitious project come to life. Read more

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Choosing trees and growing media for intensive green roofs
Jan 10, 2019

Living Architecture Monitor, Winter 2018 issue
By Dr. Darby McGrath

Incorporating trees into green roof designs and building facades is not only appealing, but there is more demand than ever to plant rooftop trees. Vineland's Darby McGrath explains. Read more

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Game-Changing Solutions for Agriculture
Dec 21, 2018

Insert in National Post - a sponsored feature by MEDIAPLANET, December 20, 2018
By Elaine Corbett and Ted Kristonis

Climate change, rising costs, increasing global competition, and international trade deals such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement , demand innovation to help make Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector more efficient and competitive. With the support of Ontario Genomics, work is underway at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to address these challenges. Read more

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Help wanted!
Dec 14, 2018

Greenhouse Canada, December 2018 issue
By Dr. Michael Brownbridge and Dr. Rose Buitenhuis

With the global movement of plant material, a changing climate and resistance among pest populations, is it time we brought in new biocontrol agents? Read more

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Best practices for healthy trees
Dec 6, 2018

Vineland has been identifying methods and creating new technologies to help tree propagators grow seedlings with better root quality. Read more

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Greenhouse funding announcement
Nov 27, 2018

YourTV Niagara

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre welcomed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay to their Greenhouse Facility today. Minister MacAulay announced a 5 million dollar investment to boost Canada's greenhouse sector. Brenda Schultz reports.

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Vineland researchers search for the perfect match of apple varieties to meet Ontario consumers’ cider preferences
Nov 22, 2018

Better Farming, November 22, 2018
By Jim Algie

Hard cider taste tests at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre show clear consumer preference for sweet fruity flavours over drier tannic ones, said Dr. Amy Bowen, research director of consumer insights at the centre.  Read more

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