In The News

Jan 22, 2015
By Finbarr Toesland

The global mushroom market is not an industry that is well known for its widespread technological innovation. However, researchers from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC) have been using automotive manufacturing technology to help create a new automated robot that picks mushrooms. Read more

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Collaboration with a global partner
Jan 21, 2015

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Niagara, Ontario

This week, Peter Landon-Lane, CEO, Plant & Food Research was guest speaker at Vineland’s Board of Director’s meeting. In his address, he compared the similarities between his company’s business model and Vineland’s, while discussing the ongoing research collaboration between the two organizations. Read more

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Winery’s working is paying off
Jan 13, 2015

By Tiffany Mayer, Eating Niagara

The white metal box that greets visitors atop the steep driveway at Kew Vineyards looks out of place at the Beamsville winery. But it’s what’s inside that counts. That’s where Kew Vineyards owner John Young and scientists at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre foresee the secret unfolding to make more fans of Ontario red wines.  Read more

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Jan 13, 2015

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre published a Grower Guide on quality assurance of biocontrol products. Read more

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OAFT Game Changers in Agriculture Profile; Ontario's Appassimento Wine Technology
Jan 9, 2015

By Biotalk Editor

Episode 53 of the Ontario Agri-Food Technologies video series Game Changers in Agriculture profiles Ontario's Appassimento wine technology developed at the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre. View

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Developing hardier, tastier greenhouse vegetables
Jan 7, 2015

AgInnovation Ontario

Imagine greenhouse tomatoes and peppers that look and taste great, grow well, and are disease-resistant too. That’s what Daryl Somers and his team at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) are currently working on. Read more

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Giving overexposed poinsettias their due: The Real Dirt
Dec 20, 2014

Toronto Star
By Sonia Day

I challenge jaded folks who dismiss poinsettias as “boring” to take a trip to the annual Christmas Open House at Vineland Research Station in Niagara. (You’ve missed it this time around, but check the website, in fall 2015 for next year’s date). Read more

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Ontario-built robot system could automate mushroom picking
Dec 18, 2014

By Lilian Schaer

At first glance, mushrooms and cars don’t have a lot in common. Using concepts long used in automotive manufacturing, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) have developed a robot to pick mushrooms. Read more

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Dec 17, 2014

Click here to view the 2014 Poinsettia Research Open House winners.

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Hosts Poinsettia Open House
Dec 9, 2014

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Luke Edwards

Last Friday researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre got a little insight into what the customer wants. The third annual Poinsettia Open House was quite the success, organizers say, attracting hundreds to the Vineland greenhouse to check out the dozens of different varieties on display. Read more

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