In The News

Apr 22, 2014

Better Farming
By Susan Mann

Federal and provincial governments providing $26.5 million in funding over five years for the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre shows they have confidence in the centre’s work, says CEO Jim Brandle. Read more


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Apr 20, 2014

The Globe and Mail
By Tavia Grant

At the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, a test robot hoovers up white mushrooms from a box of dark earth. Next door, another is labelling and packaging pots of pink mini-roses. In busy times, like Mother’s Day, it can work non-stop to fill surges in demand – with no additional overtime pay. Read more

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Quest for tastier tomatoes
Apr 16, 2014

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By Rob Houle

David Liscombe is on a five-year mission to boldly go where no tomato scientist has gone before. The researcher at Vineland Research Centre is tasked with creating better-tasting Ontario greenhouse tomatoes. Read more

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A new comprehensive guide to container nursery crop fertilization
Apr 7, 2014

Scientists at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) are helping Ontario nursery growers save money and protect the environment through the identification of optimal fertilizer rates for commonly-grown nursery crops. Read more

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The quest for flavour in greenhouse-grown tomatoes
Apr 1, 2014

The Grower

Like the grape industry, the quest for flavour in greenhouse tomatoes involves balancing the elusive ratio of sugars and acids. Particularly in tomatoes-on-the vine (TOV), the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers is seeking to enhance those qualities. That’s why OGVG has turned to David Liscombe, a research scientist in biochemistry at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). Read more

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Bringing the world to your farm
Apr 1, 2014

Fruit and Vegetable Magazine
By Treena Hein

The cultivation of specialty ethnic veggies is becoming more common on Ontario farms. Read more

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World crops
Apr 1, 2014

Country Guide Magazine
By Helen Lammers-Helps

The face of Canada is changing, and it may mean new market opportunities for farmers. While in the past, newcomers had to adapt to traditional Canadian foods, increasing global trade means “new Canadians” are now able to source familiar foods, especially vegetables, from their home countries. Read more

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The science of taste
Mar 27, 2014

Grimsby Lincoln News
By Amanda Moore

Vineland researchers aim to create the perfect greenhouse tomato.  Read more

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Tomato flavour
Mar 26, 2014

TVCogeco – The Source
By Stephen Parr

The Vineland Research & Innovation Centre is working on improving Tomato flavour while ensuring disease resistance traits essential for production in Ontario. Read more

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The tomato taste test
Mar 21, 2014

Global News
By Laura Zilke

Ontario Greenhouse Growers are using science to develop the perfect tasting tomato. Laura Zilke, reports. Read more

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