In The News

Developing Tomatoes Adapted to Canadian Growing Conditions
Jul 27, 2015
By Boy de Nijs

The Applied Genomics lab at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada, revolves around DNA sequencing technology. Its main goal is to obtain data that serve to improve breeding programs. Read more

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Canada’s National Rose Breeding Program
Jul 22, 2015

TVCogeco – The Source
By Stephen Parr

A look at the Canada's National Rose Breeding Program taking place at the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre. Read more

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Creating Consistency in Ontario Wines
Jul 22, 2015

Grimsby Lincoln News, July 15, 2015
By Amanda Moore

Consistency was the key ingredient Graham Rennie found was missing from wine made from the fruits of his 50-acre vineyard. The answer to that question was to dry out the grapes, a technique used for centuries in Italy to produce a full-bodied, complex vino called Amarone. After visiting Italy and touring an Amarone production plant, Rennie had an idea that he took to Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more

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Putting the Focus Back on Flavour - Food Author Mark Schatzker to Speak at Vineland Research Open House
Jul 15, 2015

Niagara This Week
By Luke Edward, Grimsby Lincoln News

“What happened to flavour, and how can we get it back?” is the question Toronto food author Mark Schatzker poses in his latest book, The Dorito Effect: The surprising truth about food and flavour. And it’s the question he’ll tackle when he speaks at the July 22 Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s What’s Growin’ On Open House. Read more

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s $10 Million Greenhouse to be Canada’s Largest Dedicated for Horticulture Research
Jul 13, 2015

By GTA Construction Report staff writer

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), a world-class research centre for horticultural science and innovation in the Niagara Region, has nearly completed building its $10 million innovative greenhouse. Read more

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Fresh Ontario Grapes at Christmas Could Soon be a Reality, Research Shows
Jul 7, 2015

AgInnovation Ontario

Postharvest specialists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) have found a way to extend the shelf life of fresh Ontario table grapes so they can be available to consumers longer. Read more

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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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