In The News

Growing trees that last
Nov 14, 2019, November 18, 2019, Volume 2, Issue 23
By Lilian Schaer

A partnership between Vineland and Kingsville-based A.M.A. Horticulture has resulted in a plant propagation system that helps with costly problem for municipalities and growers. Read more

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CKTB Business Trip: Agriculture Roundtable Round #1
Nov 11, 2019

610 CKTB - Niagara in the Morning with Tim Denis
November 8, 2019

Tim Denis (Shelby Knox) Roundtable (Dr. Tania Humphrey, Vice President Research and Development Vineland Research & Innovation Centre and John Fedorkow Fruithaven Farms in St. David's and 2019 Grape King). Read more

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Vineland partners with Eminent Seeds
Oct 28, 2019

The Grower, November 2019

Vineland is one step closer to bringing flavour-packed Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes to Canadian consumers through its partnership with Eminent Seeds to produce and distribute the seeds for the first three varieties of greenhouse grown tomatoes-on-the-vine developed by the research and innovation centre. Read more

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Expanded focus gives research clusters more diversity
Oct 16, 2019, October 21, 2019 issue
By Lilian Schaer

Automation, grape and wine, and small acreage field crops among new research funding added to the national research cluster program launched last year by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Vineland's Tania Humphrey discusses. Read more

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Research centre showcases apple orchard and breeding program
Sep 25, 2019

Fruit & Vegetable Magazine
By Jennifer Paige

Vineland held the What's Growin' On Research Farm Open House on Thursday, Sept. 19. The world-class research centre, which is dedicated to horticulture science and innovation, opened its doors to interested parties to showcase its apple orchard and related research projects. Read more

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Niagara region: a leader in agri-business innovation
Sep 23, 2019

Financial Post
By Ben Forrest

In an Ontario apple orchard in the not-too-distant future, a robot arm mounted on an autonomous vehicle navigates rows of fruit-bearing trees at harvest, stopping frequently to reach up, gently twist the stem and pluck the ripest offerings at exactly the right time. Vineland is working to develop this and several other automated technologies for Canada’s horticulture industry. Read more

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Perfecting the apple at Vineland
Sep 11, 2019

Niagara This Week
By Steve Henschel, Grimsby Lincoln News

Daryl Somers examines the fruits of one of 22,000 apple trees at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre farm. The centre’s ongoing efforts to breed the perfect apple will be highlighted during an annual open house Sept. 19. Read more

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New tender fruit varieties are just peachy
Sep 4, 2019

Farmtario, September 9, 2019, Volume 2, Issue 18
By Lilian Schaer

An early ripening, yellow flesh peach will be moving into first stage commercialization next year. It’s among several promising new tender fruit varieties from the University of Guelph and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada breeding programs that are emerging as potential winners in research under way at Vineland in conjunction with Ontario Tender Fruit. Read more

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Vineland's new seedless grapes to hit market in 2020 as fruit breeding programs grow
Aug 20, 2019

After years of testing and development, Canada's Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is preparing to release its long-awaited seedless table grape variety next year. Read more

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CAAIN funding announcement reaction: Ian Potter - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Aug 15, 2019

Alberta Innovates, July 26, 2019

Ian Potter, President and CEO at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, explains the significance of the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network and what the future will bring after the federal funding announcement of $49.5 million on July 22, 2019. Learn more

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