In The News

Appassimento Chamber
Nov 19, 2014

TVCogeco – The Source
By Mark Wikobrado

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre held an event at Kew Vineyards in Beamsville to show off the new Appassimento Chamber. Mike Morgan reports.

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Advancing tree fruit and fresh grape sectors in Canada
Nov 18, 2014

A new research program is focusing on changing and improving the product mix for Ontario tender fruit and fresh grape growers.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is evaluating plum, peach, nectarine and apricot trees from the University of Guelph’s breeding program in terms of superior varieties that meet consumer preferences. Vineland is also scouting the world for fresh grape varieties better- adapted to our local climate. Read more

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Nov 12, 2014

Simcoe Reformer
By Monte Sonnenberg

Canada relies on imports because sweet potatoes are a challenging crop to grow this far north. Research is underway at the Vineland Research & Innovation Station that will hopefully change that. Read more

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Grant to help with earlier varieties of fruit
Nov 11, 2014

By Don Fraser
Distributed to six (6) Sun Media publications in the Niagara Region

A federal grant will help researchers develop Ontario tender fruit varieties that can be sold sooner each season. The research will be done by the University of Guelph and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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Market signals persuade long-time potato growers to dig sweet potatoes
Nov 1, 2014

The Grower

With clear demand signals from consumers, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has ramped up research on sweet potatoes, particularly varieties adapted to Ontario’s short-growing season and cooler climate. Read more

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A Guide to Container Nursery Crop Fertilization
Nov 1, 2014

Scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Canada are helping Ontario nursery growers save money and protect the environment through the identification of optimal fertilizer rates for commonly-grown woody ornamentals. Read more

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Oct 30, 2014

By Lilian Schaer

Canadian demand for the healthy tuber has sky rocketed, reaching heights that far outstrip Ontario’s small, locally grown supply. Researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are working hard to change that by developing new sweet potato varieties specifically suited for Ontario’s climate and crop conditions. Read more

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Oct 20, 2014

Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers generate more than $1 billion in annual sales for the Canadian greenhouse vegetable industry. These plants are susceptible to a number of diseases, which threaten crops and decrease profits for producers. To address this challenge, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will partner with Dr. Keiko Yoshioka, a leading academic from the University of Toronto, who has discovered a key gene involved in plant disease resistance. Read more

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Oct 16, 2014

Better Farming
By Susan Mann

Researchers in Ontario are using gene technologies to develop new commercial traits and varieties of greenhouse vegetables with enhanced disease resistance. The goal is to come up with varieties that are commercially available to greenhouse growers within a decade, says Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation. Read more

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Oct 13, 2014

The Hamilton Spectator/Hamilton Business
By Meredith MacLeod

Graham Rennie is on a quest to make the best red wine in Ontario and to do so, he’s reaching back into an age-old drying technique. Rennie dries his grapes for 80 to 100 days in a chamber developed through a partnership with Vineland Research Centre. Read more

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