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Growing trees that last
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Farmtario.com, November 18, 2019, Volume 2, Issue 23
By Lilian Schaer
A partnership between Vineland and Kingsville-based A.M.A. Horticulture has resulted in a plant propagation system that helps with costly problem for municipalities and growers. Read more

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Posted Oct 16, 2019
Vineland has partnered with Eminent Seeds to produce and distribute the seeds for the first three varieties of greenhouse-grown tomatoes-on-the-vine (TOVs) developed by the research and innovation centre with input from consumers and growers alike. Read more

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Identification of a polymorphism within the Rosa multiflora muRdr1A gene linked to resistance to multiple races of Diplocarpon rosae W. in tetraploid garden roses (Rosa × hybrida)

September, 2019

Theoretical and Applied Genetics, September 28, 2019
(2019), 0040-5752

The article can be viewed here  

Abstract: Rouet, C., Lee, E.A., Banks, T. et al. Black spot, caused by Diplocarpon rosae, is one of the most serious foliar diseases of landscape roses that reduces the marketability and weakens the plants against winter survival. Genetic resistance to black spot (BS) exists and race-specific resistance is a good target to implement marker-assisted selection. High-density single nucleotide polymorphism-based genetic maps were created for the female parent of a tetraploid cross between ‘CA60’ and ‘Singing in the Rain’ using genotyping-by-sequencing following a two-way pseudo-testcross strategy. The female linkage map was generated based on 227 individuals and included 31 linkage groups, 1055 markers, with a length of 1980 cM. Race-specific resistance to four D. rosae races (5, 7, 10, 14) was evaluated using a detached leaf assay. BS resistance was also evaluated under natural infection in the field. Resistance to races 5, 10 and 14 of D. rosae and field resistance co-located on chromosome 1. A unique sequence of 32 bp in exon 4 of the muRdr1A gene was identified in ‘CA60’ that co-segregates with D. rosae resistance. Two diagnostic markers, a presence/absence marker and an INDEL marker, specific to this sequence were designed and validated in the mapping population and a backcross population derived from ‘CA60.’ Resistance to D. rosae race 7 mapped to a different location on chromosome 1.

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New partnerships will advance automation in Canada’s agriculture

September, 2019
The Canadian government announced July 22, 2019 an investment of up to $49.5 million in the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN).