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2017 Greenhouse Greats
Jan 16, 2017

Greenhouse Management Magazine, January 2017 issue
By Karen Varga

In this issue of Greenhouse Management, we have the privilege of featuring 10 industry members who are on the cutting edge of positive change in horticulture - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Ontario, Canada. Read more

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Pear revival: Two new pears varieties developed in Harrow coming in 2021
Jan 6, 2017

Windsor Star
By Sharon Hill

A blushing pear developed in Harrow is the newest variety expected to help push a pear revival in Canada. By 2020 or 2021, consumers can expect to be biting into two new pears developed at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Harrow and then Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in the Niagara region. Read more

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Canadian scientists are trying to make your tomatoes tasty again
Dec 23, 2016

The Globe and Mail
By Ann Hui

David Liscombe is a research scientist with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, which is researching how the taste and flavour of tomatoes has been changed by the industrialization of agriculture. By the time David Liscombe’s plants bear fruit this spring – glistening red, orange, and yellow orbs hanging down like charms from a ragged vine bracelet – those tomatoes will have been years in the making. Read more

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Here’s one hardy Canadian rose
Dec 22, 2016

London Free Press
By Debora Van Brenk

It’s an all-Canadian rose, bred for release on an all-Canadian birthday and intended to withstand virtually all Canadian climates. And at least one Southwestern Ontario nursery is anticipating high demand this spring for the Canadian Shield rose — one of the few home-developed and -grown bushes and probably the only one bred specifically for the frozen north. The Vineland Research Centre has chosen to release the first of its “49th Parallel” series of Canadian-developed roses during Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. Read more

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Grub: A Podcast about Food - Episode 7: Finding the world's best fruit
Dec 22, 2016
By Tiffany Mayer

Michael Kauzlaric is a fruit scout with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. He travels the world searching for the next big thing in fruit and vegetables to grow in Canada. Listen here

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Do-it-yourself blueberries coming to a garden centre near you
Dec 20, 2016

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

Ontarians will soon be able to easily grow blueberries on their own balconies or patios. Demand for more edible potted plants combined with heightened consumer interest in food production led researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) to work on new technology to allow consumers to more easily grow plants in containers. Read more

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Evolution: still life in the pear category
Dec 5, 2016

The Grower, December 2016 issue
By Karen Davidson

The table is set for a new generation of pears. Several varieties such as AC Harrow Crisp, AC Harovin Bounty and Cold Snap have made their debuts in the last 20 years. But by 2022, there should be new Canadian pears available to consumers. HW623, was licensed to the Vineland Growers Co-operative in 2015 and first plantings are expected next year. HW624, which has red-blushed, medium-sized fruit and a high tolerance to both the bacterium that causes fire blight and the insect of pear psylla, is the most recent release from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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The next great apple
Nov 29, 2016

Urban Forestry Radio Show, Orchard People, Podcast, Nov. 29, 2016
By Susan Poizner

In this episode of The Urban Forestry Radio Show we’ll talk to Rob Wyles, a grower from Washington State who discovered  the bright red, round, sweet and crispy “Foxtrot apple” which he found growing on a tree on his farm. Later in the show we will talk with Daryl Somers of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario about the science behind taste and apple breeding. Listen here

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Fresh and new
Nov 29, 2016

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine, November/December 2016
By Treena Hein

"Vineland is scouting the world for new fresh grape varieties suited to the Canadian climate with consumer appeal," says study lead Michael Kauzlaric technology scout and grower outreach at Vineland. “The goal is to replace a certain percentage of the imports, to extend the season for local fruit and provide different flavours produced locally for consumers.” Read more

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Apples in Canada
Nov 25, 2016

Timeline Magazine, November 16, 2016
By Kewpie Lam

Timeline Magazine investigates Canadian apple growing methods and new varieties available in Ontario. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre discusses breeding hybrid apples in search for the next great apple. View more (in Chinese)

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