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Rose bushes can be team players in your all-star garden
Mar 26, 2018

The Toronto Star
By Mark Cullen, Special to the Star and Ben Cullen

No longer is a rose bush part of a collection but are now part of a greater whole, integrated into landscapes that serve many purposes. Canadian Shield, a new introduction from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is a great new rose bush. A shrub rose, it matures to 125-centimetres high, has a soft, sweet fragrance and is extremely winter hardy. Read more

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Consumer preference work contributes to Ontario apple cider strategy
Mar 15, 2018

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lisa McLean

Ontario consumers are thirsty for more hard apple cider, and the province’s apple sector is poised to deliver. But first, researchers at Vineland are profiling consumer preference to be sure the industry serves up cider that hits the spot. Read more

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Top projects in the province honoured as Design Excellence finalists for the Ontario Association of Architects Awards
Mar 9, 2018

Ontario Association of Architects, March 5, 2018

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the OAA Design Excellence Awards. This year’s 20 short-listed projects range from local Ontario homes to Ivy League university buildings in the U.S. to temples in Chile, each demonstrating unique best-in-class design. Vineland's Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre is among the finalists. Read more

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Plants’ negative emissions put Earth first
Mar 7, 2018

The Toronto Star, March 3, 2018
By Mark Cullen, Special to the Star and Ben Cullen

Negative emissions are a good thing — for the environment and for your health. The answer is to plant the right tree in the right place to ensure it can live a long, healthy life. Thankfully, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre here in Ontario have launched Greening the Canadian Landscape Program ( Read more

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Gearing up for Prairie sweet potatoes
Mar 1, 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine, March 2018 issue
By Tom Walker

Efforts to develop sweet potatoes into a commercial crop for Manitoba farmers are showing good progress at two locations in the province. Dr. Sajjad Rao at Assiniboine Community College and Tracy Shinners-Carnelley at Peak of the Market are conducting research trials on the popular root vegetable and are working with virus free slips from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention
Feb 27, 2018

YourTV Niagara, February 21, 2018
By Norah-Jean Howard

The 16th annual Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention is taking place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Over 2000 people will attend the convention which features 250 exhibitors and guest speakers. Norah-Jean Howard reports.

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Agricultural research strives to leave tasteless tomatoes in the dust
Feb 23, 2018

The Toronto Star
By Sonia Day, Special to the Star

Scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara are on the hunt for the ‘perfect grocery store tomato’ — but it could take a few more years, Sonia Day writes. Read more

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New stone fruit varieties coming to commercial growers
Feb 14, 2018

Orchard & Vine Magazine
By Ronda Payne

Seven new varieties of peaches, nectarines and plums could be hitting the market soon, thanks to an expedited process for testing. Through the work of the University of Guelph, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and a new approach by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), varieties will make it through the process in about half the time according to Michael Kauzlaric, technology scout and grower outreach with Vineland. Read more

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Getting to the core of the apple cider craze
Jan 22, 2018

Niagara This Week, January 19, 2018
By Luke Edwards

As hard ciders become more popular, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's Consumer Insights department has been studying what consumers are looking for in a cider. The research will help producers cater to preferences to create award winning ciders and also provide information for apple growers on which varieties they should produce. Read more

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Propagation system prevents root girdling
Jan 15, 2018

Greenhouse Canada

RootSmart is an evidence-based propagation system that promotes an ideal root structure by preventing root girdling at the propagation stage. “RootSmart was co-designed with growers, for growers,” says Dr. Darby McGrath, Research Scientist at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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