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Research and commercialization unite at the new Vineland greenhouse technology centre
Aug 11, 2016

Greenhouse Grower Technology, July/August 2016 issue
By Janeen Wright

The new, pre-scale commercial greenhouse facility at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, ON, will help accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies and products coming out of research. Read more

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L’Ontario s’équipe d’une serre de recherche ultramoderne
Aug 4, 2016

La Terre de chez nous, juillet 27, 2016
Myriam Laplante El Haïli

L’Ontario a inauguré le plus grand centre de recherche en serre d’Amérique du Nord le 3 juin. L’objectif? Améliorer l’approvisionnement des marchés ontariens, canadiens, voire internationaux, 12 mois par année, avec des produits horticoles et maraîchers. Le 3 juin dernier près de 550 visiteurs curieux ont exploré les nouvelles installations du Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Continuez la lecture

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Don’t miss out on the grape drying program at Vineland
Aug 3, 2016

Don't miss your chance to dry grapes at Vineland. Limited opportunities available. Click here to read more.

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Horticultural societies contribute to Highway of Heroes tree-planting project
Aug 1, 2016

Sault Star
By Pat Kerr

The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute project started in 2007 when a 170-kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes. The planting concept is to produce a living memorial for each of the country’s 117,000 fallen soldiers since Confederation. Keeping trees alive is the key challenge as planting in the compacted and salt-sprayed soils of Canada’s major highways, does not promote longevity of trees. Over the last three years, researchers with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre worked to understand the problems and find solutions. Read more

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What's Growin' On
Jul 28, 2016

TVCogeco - The Source
By Mark Bennett

The Vineland Research Centre opened the gates of their farm recently. Hundreds came out to tour the site and participate in 'What's Growin' On'. Brenda Schultz reports.

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Vineland researchers developing improved propagation trays
Jul 21, 2016

Niagara This Week
By Luke Edwards

A good start in life can go a long way in ensuring good health in the future. That’s just as true for tree as it is for people. And Vineland Research and Innovation Centre scientist Darby McGrath is leading a team to make sure young trees get off to the very best start in life they can. McGrath and her team are working on new propagation trays that they say improve root structure and overall tree health. Read more

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Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays
Jul 14, 2016

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is revolutionizing propagation systems for the nursery sector through a tray design supporting superior tree root growth. Read more

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Consumers share insight into flavour
Jul 7, 2016

The Grower
By Karen Davidson

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers have ‘skin in the game’ when it comes to Vineland’s new research greenhouse. The association is funding significant dollars to differentiate the flavour of Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes-on-the-vine from other competitors. The goal is to breed two flavourful, Ontario-adapted hybrids by 2020. Read more

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Asian eggplant: One of Ontario’s newest local foods
Jun 28, 2016

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

Chinese long and Indian round eggplant are one of Ontario’s newest locally grown vegetable crops, thanks to ongoing research at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Some quantities of field-grown Canadian Asian eggplant are already available at retail stores in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, but researchers at Vineland are also working on developing year-round greenhouse production of the veggies. Read more and watch video 

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New research greenhouse will be a powerhouse
Jun 27, 2016

The Grower
By Karen Davidson

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre marked a new milestone on June 3, 2016 with the official opening of the Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at Vineland Station, Ontario. The $10.4 million, state-of-the-art facility is the largest pre-commercial horticultural research greenhouse in North America. View the video

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