In The News

Biopesticides: How They Can Work for You
May 15, 2015

Greenhouse Canada
By Dr. Anissa Poleatewich

In virtually all areas of horticulture today, there is a place for both biopesticides and traditional agrochemicals. Maximum benefits can be achieved through the integration of the two strategies in an approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Read more

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Vineland Developing Hydroponic Production Systems for Asian Eggplant
May 13, 2015

A team at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is developing hydroponic production systems for Chinese long and Indian round eggplant to identify varieties with the right traits for commercialization including upright growth habit, yield potential and desirable consumer attributes. Read more

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May 12, 2015

Market Wired

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, along with the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the appointment of Ken Knox as Chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC). Read more

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Our Process is Real-World Progress
May 3, 2015

The Business Link Niagara, May 2015 issue
By Lana Culley

With a highly-skilled research team, oversight from an independent Board of Directors, engagement from an international Science Advisory Committee and collaboration with more than 160 global partners including a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s (Vineland) goal is to enhance Canadian growers’ commercial success through results-oriented innovation. Read more

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Long Live Sovereign Coronation Grapes: Extending Postharvest Storability
May 2, 2015

The Grower, May 2015 issue
By Kimberley Cathline

Slowing down the aging process, preventing excessive dehydration, maintaining firmness and fighting infection – these tasks sound like the benefits of a miracle cream, but in reality each one is part of the job of a postharvest scientist. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), postharvest scientists focus on developing and applying techniques to extend shelf and storage life for fresh horticultural products, as well as, creating innovative technologies. Read more

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Biocontrol Checks: Can You Recognize Quality?
May 1, 2015

Greenhouse Canada Magazine, May 2015 issue
By Dr. Rose Buitenhuis

Recognizing the needs of growers and the biocontrol industry for better guidelines, a collaboration of Flowers Canada Ontario; the Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers; IPM Florida and the USDA; National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Extension IPM funded a project at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to collate and develop easy and quick QC protocols for various biocontrol products. Read more

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Halton’s Annual Forum Focuses on Innovation in Agriculture
Apr 20, 2015

Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance

Halton Region’s Annual Agricultural Forum, held earlier in January, saw innovation as its focus this year, providing attendees with information on some of the latest trends in agriculture, including new research, funding opportunities and the advantages of developing niche products. Michael Brownbridge, Research Director of Horticultural Production Systems at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, was one of the forum’s speakers. Read more

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Creating Disease Resistance and Valuable Traits in Greenhouse Vegetables
Apr 1, 2015

The Grower, April 2015 issue
By Travis Banks

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is looking to nature’s method of creating new traits and accelerating it using modern technologies. In a process of ‘induced variation,’ Vineland grows a population of plants that have created thousands of small changes to their DNA instead of just dozens. Read more

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Produce Market Changes
Mar 30, 2015

By Lauran Sabourin

The start of the planting season is just weeks away and farmers are growing all the fresh produce that we like to eat. But the experts at the Vineland research centre are working on a project to convince consumers and growers to look beyond the corn and tomato stalks. Read more

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VRIC Gets $143,260 for Biocontrol Research
Mar 30, 2015

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Scott Rosts

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC) will be conducting new biocontrol research for the Canadian greenhouse sector, thanks to $143,260 federal funding. Read more

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