In The News

In Search of the Perfect Asian Eggplant Variety, Production System
Jul 3, 2015
By Boy de Nijs

To meet the increasing Canadian demand for ethnic vegetables, Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is investigating varieties of greenhouse Asian eggplant. Michael Brownbridge, Vineland's Research Director for Horticultural Production Systems, explained to us the process for selecting the perfect variety and improving production systems. Read more

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Will Vineland Make Canada the Next Leader in Horticulture Innovation?
Jun 19, 2015

By Boy de Nijs

The construction of Canada’s newest pre-commercial research greenhouse at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) in Ontario is well on its way. Behind the construction of the $10 million project is a well-thought-out technical strategy designed by locally customized technology. Together with Vineland's Chief Operating Officer Gary Moffatt, I took a tour of the construction site. Read more

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Jun 16, 2015

Ontario Farmer
By Lilian Schaer

Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen's delegation of Dutch agricultural business leaders stopped at Vineland on May 28 for a tour. Read more

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Vineland Researcher Making ‘Grape’ Strides to Improve Storage
Jun 11, 2015

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Luke Edwards

Ontarians may soon be able to put fresh local grapes out on the table to serve guests coming over for Christmas parties. That’s thanks to research being done at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, where senior research technician for postharvest science Kimberley Cathline has been working to adapt tried and true methods for postharvest storage to locally grown table grapes. Read more

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Growing New Varieties of Old Ontario Fruit Favourites to Help Meet Local Food Demand
Jun 2, 2015

By AgInnovation Ontario

Buoyed by the buy local movement, both consumers and retailers are keen to have more Ontario products more often – and that will soon be possible thanks to a project underway at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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Global Collaboration
May 28, 2015

Beamsville, Ontario

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, the Quebec Lettuce Foundation and Rijk Zwaan have signed an agreement enabling the development of more environmentally-friendly aphid-resistant lettuce varieties. Read more

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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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