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Jun 18, 2018

Good Fruit Grower, June 2018 issue
By Kate Prengaman

A few years ago, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario discovered more than a dozen promising apricot selections and put them back on track for commercialization in partnership with Brandt’s Fruit Trees. Read more

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A new tomato for Ontario
Jun 12, 2018

Farmtario
By John Greig

A large project at Vineland aims to create on-the-vine greenhouse tomatoes optimized for Ontario growing conditions and consumers. Read more

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Discovering the tastes for cider
Jun 11, 2018

Orchard & Vine Magazine, Summer 2018 issue
By Ronda Payne

Amy Bowen, research director of consumer insights with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, assembled a team from the industry to create a cider research and innovation strategy in 2016. This strategy is now being acted on to determine how to better satisfy consumers within the growing cider marketplace. Read more

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How to outfox foxglove aphids in the greenhouse
Jun 4, 2018

Greenhouse Grower
By Ashley Summerfield, Michelangelo La Spina, and Rose Buitenhuis

In spite of a growing adoption of biocontrol in Canada, aphids are often treated primarily with chemical pesticides because of a belief that biological control isn’t effective. Based on the conclusions drawn from three years of greenhouse and laboratory experiments, Vineland optimized an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy that will maintain aphid populations below a safe level. Read more

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Ontario research leads to more sustainable lawns
May 30, 2018

AgInnovation Ontario
By Tiffany Mayer

Michael Brownbridge, the research director of horticultural production systems at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, has come up with ways to keep the grass greener — and pest-free — on all sides of the fence. Read more

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Greenhouse tomatoes
May 22, 2018

YourTV, May 16, 2018

A look at the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre's Greenhouse Tomato Research. View more

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Canadian Shield first in new series of easy-to-grow roses
May 14, 2018

Garden Making Magazine

Canadian Shield, a vivid red landscape rose with glossy green foliage, is the first in a new series of easy-to-grow roses called the 49th Parallel Collection. Garden Making asked Amy Bowen, Research Director of Vineland, to tell us more about Canadian Shield along with upcoming roses in the collection gardeners can look forward to. Read more

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Finding the right niche
May 10, 2018

Country Guide Magazine
By Jordan Whitehouse

Between 2007 and 2012, Canadians doubled their sweet potato consumption. The rate of growth has somewhat tailed off in more recent years, but the numbers continue to rise overall. Dr. Valerio Primomo, a vegetable breeding research scientist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario’s Niagara region is breeding varieties with an eye to producing a shorter-season crop that can still score high with retailers. Read more

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A sweet option for local potato farmers
May 4, 2018

Niagara This Week
By Luke Edwards, Grimsby Lincoln News

After years of work, scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre think they have a sweet potato variety that ticks off all the boxes to be successful in Ontario. Read more

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Mixed planters, mixed preferences
May 1, 2018

Greenhouse Canada, May 2018 issue
By Amy Jenkins, Dr. Alexandra Grygorczyk, Dr. Amy Bowen and Rodger Tschanz

What makes consumers choose certain pre-mixed planters over others? Contrasts in colour and texture seem to be key. Read more

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