In The News

New sweet potato variety could help Lakeville farm family access lucrative market
Jun 10, 2019

Truro News, June 6, 2019
By Kirk Starratt

Developed by Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Radiance has been bred specifically for Canada’s unique weather conditions. And it could be on store shelves in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Read more

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Moving forward with preventative strategies
Jun 4, 2019

Greenhouse Canada, June 2019 issue
By Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Ashley Summerfield and Dr. Michael Brownbridge

To get the most out of your greenhouse biocontrol program, start with preventative strategies. Read more

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Niagara Uncorked: Big luxurious wines get better still
May 29, 2019

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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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Canadian Shield roses taking hold nicely
Apr 30, 2019

Garden Making
By Heather White

In spring 2017, Vineland’s new Canadian Shield roses were planted in gardens across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.  This extremely hardy, disease-resistant repeat bloomer with vivid red blooms and glossy green foliage had been in development for several years, and the timing of its release couldn’t have been better. But beyond the fanfare, as the gardening world quietly slipped into its routine maintenance tasks, how has the iconic rose settled into the landscape? Read more

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Improving soil for success
Apr 25, 2019

Landscape Trades, April 2019 issue
By Dr. Darby McGrath

Vineland's Greening Canada's Highways tree planting research update. Read more

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Growing to new heights
Apr 23, 2019

Better Farming, April 2019 issue
By Lauren Arva

"Vertical farming is very high-intensity farming and the speed at which the crops grow helps to limit the window for disease and insect pressures," says Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Vineland. The increased yields of indoor farms are an additional advantage. Read more

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