In The News

In search of the perfect tomato for Ontario
Jul 30, 2018

Greenhouse Canada, August 2018 issue
By Greta Chiu

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre opened the doors to its award-winning greenhouse technology centre in May, sharing a glimpse of their research on tomatoes. This comprehensive research program aims to develop a high-yielding, yet flavourful tomato for Ontario. Read more

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Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Jul 27, 2018

YourTV Niagara

Mike Balsom visits the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to learn about the Chinook SunriseTM Rose as well as the Sweet Potato breeding program. View here

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Cindy's story
Jul 13, 2018

Niagara Canada, July 5, 2018

Niagara Canada tells Cindy's Niagara story. View here 

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EATING NIAGARA: Pretty delicious, the power of edible flowers
Jul 11, 2018

Distributed to three (3) Metroland Media publications in the Niagara Region
By Tiffany Mayer, Special to The St. Catharines Standard

Beamsville's Freeman Herbs is gearing up to supply grocery stores with edible flowers similar to their potted herbs that are fixtures in produce sections. The greenhouse grower recently enlisted the help of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to determine the power of edible flowers with consumers. Read more

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Dipping with biopesticides
Jul 4, 2018

By Michael Brownbridge

Vineland's second article in a four-part series discusses an early intervention technique to enhance biocontrol success for poinsettias. Read more

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In The Garden: They promised us a rose garden
Jun 29, 2018

The Record
By David Hobson

Despite the best efforts of the Royal Botanical Gardens, in recent years the roses in the Centennial Rose Garden were suffering. The complete rose garden had to go. Then it was time for 3,300 new hardy roses to be planted. One in particular, Vineland's 49th Parallel Collection Canadian Shield, is prominently displayed and deservedly so. Read more

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Stop thrips from hiding in your greenhouse
Jun 27, 2018

Greenhouse Grower
By Rose Buitenhuis

Biocontrol programs against thrips start early in the crop cycle. Despite propagators’ best efforts, small numbers of pests may be hiding on cuttings, especially pests with widespread resistance to most conventional insecticides. Vineland discusses its research on dipping techniques against thrips. Read more

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Producing local flowers to meet a growing floral flavours food trend
Jun 25, 2018

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

Flowers don’t usually spring to mind when Ontarians think of locally grown food, but that could soon be changing. Researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre have teamed up with Freeman Herbs of Beamsville to look into what consumers prefer when it comes to edible flowers. Read more

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Northern exposure
Jun 18, 2018

Good Fruit Grower, June 2018 issue
By Kate Prengaman

A few years ago, researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario discovered more than a dozen promising apricot selections and put them back on track for commercialization in partnership with Brandt’s Fruit Trees. Read more

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A new tomato for Ontario
Jun 12, 2018

By John Greig

A large project at Vineland aims to create on-the-vine greenhouse tomatoes optimized for Ontario growing conditions and consumers. Read more

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