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Filling a funding ‘GAPP’ at Vineland Research
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Niagara This Week
By Luke Edwards, Grimsby Lincoln News
Federal Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announces $6.7 million in federal funding for seven genomic research studies including a joint project between Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the University of Toronto. Read more

Upcoming Events

University of Guelph's Colours of the Summer Open House 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Join us for University of Guelph's Colours of the Summer open house in Vineland's Potting Shed. This free event will showcase bedding plant container trials with more than 200 unique vegetative and seed flower cultivars. The open house takes place Wednesday, August 22 from 1 to 3 pm. For more information, please contact Rodger Tschanz at

Latest Media Release

Posted Aug 16, 2018
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $6.7 million in federal funding for seven new projects under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that will match researchers with companies to develop new gene-based technologies in health care, agriculture and environmental protection. An additional $14.3 million is being invested by provincial governments, businesses and other funding partners for a total of $21 million. Read more  

Latest Reports

Fertilization guide for container-grown nursery crops

June, 2018

Currently, the vast majority of North America’s container-grown nursery crops are produced using soilless growing substrates and fertilized with controlled-release fertilizers. In the past several years, Vineland has conducted on-farm trials, with representative, industry-standard cultural practices, using most common crops, growing substrates, and fertilizer types to provide fertilization guides for nursery operations in temperate climate regions.

Latest Innovation Report

The 2017-2018 Innovation Report

October, 2017


  • New sweet potato variety suited to the Canadian growing season
  • The potential of sweet potato propagation
  • Orange sweet potatoes golden for consumers
  • Cracking the code on eggplant production
  • Okra proves A-OK for Canadian growers
  • The scent of opportunity
  • Gene miners: Meet PGI, Vineland's first spin-off company
  • Mini-cuke packer promises big changes
  • Scouting program proves fruitful
  • Stars align for Chinook SunriseTM

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Vineland wins 2018 OAA Design Excellence Award

May, 2018
Vineland’s Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre, designed by Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc., is the recipient of a prestigious Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).  The 10 Design Excellence Awards winners for 2018 were selected from more than 111 submissions. Entries were judged based on a number of criteria including creativity, context, sustainability, good design/good business and legacy.