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

Bring Home the World
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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Canadian Exotica
Apr 20, 2017

Canadian Grocer, April/May 2017
By Danny Kucharsky

More than 70% of the world's okra crop comes from India, with the rest grown in the Middle East, Africa, the southern United States and the Caribbean. "Okra does really well here in Canada despite the fact that it's a sub-tropical crop," says Viliam Zvalo, a research scientist in vegetable production at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ont. Read more

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Growing Canada's emerging sweet potato industry
Apr 18, 2017

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

Canada’s first sweet potato variety is expected for release next year. And now work at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is underway to ensure Canadian farmers can also access sweet potato cuttings – called slips – right here at home. Read more

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Anyone up for Okra?
Apr 12, 2017

Modern Agriculture
By Ronda Payne

Last year Modern Agriculture told you about a study being done by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre on okra – the viability and demand. The centre is now inviting B.C. growers to try the crop out as part of new and innovative crops that are seeing an increase in market value in Canada. Read more

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Take your poinsettia cuttings for a dip
Apr 6, 2017

GrowerTalks, April 2017 issue
By Rose Buitenhuis

Starting clean is key to biocontrol success. To demonstrate the benefits of cutting dips. Vineland Research and lnnovation Centre (Ontario, Canada) did a three-year case study on poinsettias. It was found that large numbers of cuttings can be rapidly treated by dipping, using small amounts of control products and the dip is highly effective Read more  

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How sweet it is
Apr 3, 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine, April 2017 issue
By Treena Hein

Sweet potato consumption is on the rise across the nation. To help grow the acreage, the Canadian sweet potato industry sorely needs locally adapted varieties and high quality, comparatively priced propagative material. That’s why Vineland’s Vegetable Production Research Scientist Dr. Viliam Zvalo is partnering with industry to make sure interested Canadian propagators have the research results they need to successfully grow locally adapted slips. Read more

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