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Getting smart about greenhouse irrigation
Jan 10, 2020

For Canada’s greenhouse operators, crop irrigation and finding experienced growers to manage it, are among their greatest challenges. To overcome this hurdle, Vineland’s robotics and automation team together with their European partner, LetsGrow, have been busy developing technologies to help greenhouse operators optimize how and when to water plants. Read more

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The Landscape Ontario podcast - Darby McGrath
Dec 4, 2019

The Landscape Ontario podcast, December 2, 2012

Ontario Tree Guide co-author Darby McGrath joins the podcast to discuss what's new in the updates guide. Listen here

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How Canada is taking greenhouse research to the next level
Nov 25, 2019

Greenhouse Grower
By Brian Sparks

Vineland released this month its 2019-2020 Vineland Innovation Report, which highlights some of the major areas of research taking place. The full version of the Vineland Innovation Report can be downloaded here, but here’s a sampling of some of the research efforts greenhouse growers need to know about. Read more

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An automated workforce to harvest Canada’s greenhouse cucumbers
Nov 19, 2019

Greenhouse Canada
By Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Canadian cucumbers are a hot commodity. Amidst this strong production outlook, human labour are holding the industry back. With help from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding, Vineland’s robotics and automation team is working to develop an autonomous robot capable of harvesting cucumbers in a greenhouse environment. Read more

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Growing trees that last
Nov 14, 2019, 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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CKTB Business Trip: Agriculture Roundtable Round #1
Nov 11, 2019

610 CKTB - Niagara in the Morning with Tim Denis
November 8, 2019

Tim Denis (Shelby Knox) Roundtable (Dr. Tania Humphrey, Vice President Research and Development Vineland Research & Innovation Centre and John Fedorkow Fruithaven Farms in St. David's and 2019 Grape King). Read more

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Vineland partners with Eminent Seeds
Oct 28, 2019

The Grower, November 2019

Vineland is one step closer to bringing flavour-packed Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes to Canadian consumers through its partnership with Eminent Seeds to produce and distribute the seeds for the first three varieties of greenhouse grown tomatoes-on-the-vine developed by the research and innovation centre. Read more

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Expanded focus gives research clusters more diversity
Oct 16, 2019, October 21, 2019 issue
By Lilian Schaer

Automation, grape and wine, and small acreage field crops among new research funding added to the national research cluster program launched last year by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Vineland's Tania Humphrey discusses. Read more

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Research centre showcases apple orchard and breeding program
Sep 25, 2019

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine
By Jennifer Paige

Vineland held the What's Growin' On Research Farm Open House on Thursday, Sept. 19. The world-class research centre, which is dedicated to horticulture science and innovation, opened its doors to interested parties to showcase its apple orchard and related research projects. Read more

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Niagara region: a leader in agri-business innovation
Sep 23, 2019

Financial Post
By Ben Forrest

In an Ontario apple orchard in the not-too-distant future, a robot arm mounted on an autonomous vehicle navigates rows of fruit-bearing trees at harvest, stopping frequently to reach up, gently twist the stem and pluck the ripest offerings at exactly the right time. Vineland is working to develop this and several other automated technologies for Canada’s horticulture industry. Read more

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