In The News

It’s all in a name
Jun 19, 2017

Greenhouse Management, June 2017 issue
By Chris Manning

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s Dr. Alexandra Grygorczyk and other researchers are working to improve communications between the horticulture sector and consumers. Read more

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Okra, aubergines asiatiques et bok choy seront bientôt des légumes ontariens
Jun 15, 2017

ICI Radio-Canada
Un texte de Claudine Brulé

Le ministère de l'Agriculture veut augmenter la production locale d'« aliments du monde » en vue d'offrir aux Ontariens plus d'aliments qui reflètent leur diversité. Dans des serres et des champs de la région du Niagara, le docteur Viliam Zvalo, du centre de recherche Vineland, fait pousser des okras et des aubergines asiatiques pour découvrir les meilleures techniques, qu’il partage avec les agriculteurs. Continuez à lire

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Making appassimento accessible
Jun 14, 2017

Niagara This Week
By Luke Edwards

Niagara’s winemakers have a new tool at their disposal, thanks to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Beamsville’s Central Fabricating. Calling it a Version 2 of a bigger system located at Vineland, Darren Ward, manager of business planning and commercialization said the new system makes appassimento more accessible for wineries in Niagara and beyond. Read more

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Back in (pear) business
Jun 12, 2017

Good Fruit Grower, June 2017 issue
By Kate Prengaman

Cold Snap is the marketing program for Harovin Sundown, a pear nearly 40 years in development by now-defunct Harrow breeding program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s research station in Ontario. In 2010, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre assumed the license for Harovin Sundown and began the process of commercializing it. Read more

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Tomato 2.0 - Breeding a better fruit
Jun 9, 2017

NUVO magazine, Summer 2017 issue
By Adrienne Matei

Why are grocery store tomatoes so uninspiring? Breeding good tomatoes is a challenge and that's what researchers David Liscombe and Amy Bowen, of Southern Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, do. Read more

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Bring Home the World - Improving Access to Ontario’s World Foods
Jun 7, 2017

Bring Home the World video
By the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Join the discussion! The Ontario government is engaging Ontarians to better understand where demand currently exists for World Foods and to learn where there are opportunities to grow the market in the province. Read more

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IPM: Prevention and early intervention
Jun 5, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, June 2017 issue
By Drs. Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

This is the second article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. IPM prevention and early intervention starts with awareness of ‘potential’ threats, using your experience to be on the lookout for incoming pests, and putting processes in place to facilitate early detection and/or early action to mitigate them. Read more

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Ontario Farmer - Variety development requires patience, persistence
May 31, 2017

Ontario Farmer, May 30, 2017
By Karen Dallimore

Dr. Valerio Primomo holds up two slender sweet potato slips. These young plants are only known by their variety number right now - VSP 445 - but these, among several other varieties of plants, hold the promise of the future for researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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Greening the Canadian landscape
May 29, 2017

Turf & Rec

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ont. is investigating improved turf grass cultivars in combination with new pest management tools to provide lawn care practitioners with the tools to grow healthy turf in residential areas. Read more

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Designing your greenhouse IPM program
May 2, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, May 2017 issue
By Drs. Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

The first article in a six-part series is providing practical information of an overall IPM program. The effective use of biologicals (bios) requires a different approach and philosophy than for chemicals. Biological control agents are better at preventing than curing pest and disease problems. Read more

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