News Archive: 01/2018

Getting to the core of the apple cider craze
Jan 22, 2018
Niagara This Week, January 19, 2018 By Luke Edwards As hard ciders become more popular, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's Consumer Insights department has been studying what consumers are looking for in a cider. The research will help producers cater to preferences to create award winning ciders and also provide information for apple growers on which varieties they should produce. Read more
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Propagation system prevents root girdling
Jan 15, 2018
Greenhouse Canada RootSmart is an evidence-based propagation system that promotes an ideal root structure by preventing root girdling at the propagation stage. “RootSmart was co-designed with growers, for growers,” says Dr. Darby McGrath, Research Scientist at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more
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Preference-lead research brings consumers into the lab
Jan 4, 2018
Ontario Farmer, January 2, 2018 By Lilian Schaer Consumer intelligence is put to work for horticulture in a sensory lab at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre through tastings, online testing and focus groups. Read more
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New table grape varieties on the way
Jan 2, 2018
The Grower, January 2018 issue New Canadian fresh grape varieties will expand growers’ offerings and fill up shelf space with flavour profiles that meet market demand. The Consumer Insights team at Vineland is working to ensure the new varieties are exactly what consumers are looking for. Read more
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