In The News

Discovering the tastes for cider
Jun 11, 2018

Orchard & Vine Magazine, Summer 2018 issue
By Ronda Payne

Amy Bowen, research director of consumer insights with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, assembled a team from the industry to create a cider research and innovation strategy in 2016. This strategy is now being acted on to determine how to better satisfy consumers within the growing cider marketplace. Read more

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How to outfox foxglove aphids in the greenhouse
Jun 4, 2018

Greenhouse Grower
By Ashley Summerfield, Michelangelo La Spina, and Rose Buitenhuis

In spite of a growing adoption of biocontrol in Canada, aphids are often treated primarily with chemical pesticides because of a belief that biological control isn’t effective. Based on the conclusions drawn from three years of greenhouse and laboratory experiments, Vineland optimized an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy that will maintain aphid populations below a safe level. Read more

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Ontario research leads to more sustainable lawns
May 30, 2018

AgInnovation Ontario
By Tiffany Mayer

Michael Brownbridge, the research director of horticultural production systems at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, has come up with ways to keep the grass greener — and pest-free — on all sides of the fence. Read more

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Greenhouse tomatoes
May 22, 2018

YourTV, May 16, 2018

A look at the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre's Greenhouse Tomato Research. View more

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Agri-business in Niagara
May 18, 2018

Niagara Canada, May 18, 2018

Niagara Canada tells the Agri-business in Niagara story. View here

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Canadian Shield first in new series of easy-to-grow roses
May 14, 2018

Garden Making Magazine

Canadian Shield, a vivid red landscape rose with glossy green foliage, is the first in a new series of easy-to-grow roses called the 49th Parallel Collection. Garden Making asked Amy Bowen, Research Director of Vineland, to tell us more about Canadian Shield along with upcoming roses in the collection gardeners can look forward to. Read more

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Finding the right niche
May 10, 2018

Country Guide Magazine
By Jordan Whitehouse

Between 2007 and 2012, Canadians doubled their sweet potato consumption. The rate of growth has somewhat tailed off in more recent years, but the numbers continue to rise overall. Dr. Valerio Primomo, a vegetable breeding research scientist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario’s Niagara region is breeding varieties with an eye to producing a shorter-season crop that can still score high with retailers. Read more

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A sweet option for local potato farmers
May 4, 2018

Niagara This Week
By Luke Edwards, Grimsby Lincoln News

After years of work, scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre think they have a sweet potato variety that ticks off all the boxes to be successful in Ontario. Read more

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Mixed planters, mixed preferences
May 1, 2018

Greenhouse Canada, May 2018 issue
By Amy Jenkins, Dr. Alexandra Grygorczyk, Dr. Amy Bowen and Rodger Tschanz

What makes consumers choose certain pre-mixed planters over others? Contrasts in colour and texture seem to be key. Read more

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Growing Asian flowers for Ontario markets
Apr 25, 2018

2017-2018 Agri-Food Yearbook Edition
By Marika Li

Flowers are important in cultural and daily activities for many Asian immigrants, including South Asians, who by 2050 will make up one-third of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) population. Alexandra Grygorczyk, a researcher at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ont., and a U of G adjunct professor, leads a research team that is helping to bring Jasmine sambac to Canada. Read more

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