News Archive: 05/2019

Niagara Uncorked: Big luxurious wines get better still
May 29, 2019
Distributed to four (4) Metroland Media Group Ltd. in the Niagara Region By Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard Several local wineries have taken the age-old Italian method called appassimento to create some truly remarkable wines. But winemakers were concerned by the amount of loss they were experiencing. Coming to the aid of Ontario winemakers was the staff at Vineland. Read more
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Cold, wet spring impacts growing season for Hamilton-area farmers
May 27, 2019, May 17, 2019 By Mike Pearson, Dundas Star News A cold, wet spring is delaying the planting season for some Hamilton-area farmers shut out from their fields. Michael Josiak, farm and grounds operations manager at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, said peaches, apricots, cherries and plums could be impacted. Read more
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Get smart, get integrated
May 22, 2019
Greenhouse Grower By Kristen Hampshire The pressure points growers face are not anything they can control — cost and availability of labor, energy expenses, reduced margins. And there’s technology. One of the focuses at Vineland is helping greenhouses integrate technology into their production systems and conducting research projects. Read more
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Automated mini cuke loader now on the market
May 16, 2019
Farmtario, May 20, 2019 issue By Lilian Schaer A robotic loader that can take the manual labour out of placing greenhouse mini cucumbers onto trays is now available on the market. Developed by researchers at Vineland in partnership with CMP Automation, the technology is part of ongoing efforts to reduce labour costs for farmers through automation. Read more
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Breeding ‘local’ apples for multiple micro-climates
May 6, 2019
The Grower, May 2019 issue By Karen Davidson As part of a new Canadian Apple Breeding Consortium, Canadian researchers including Vineland's Dr. Daryl Somers are pursuing several apple varieties that might work in different areas of the country. Read more
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