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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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Researchers eye hardier sweet potatoes - Ontario farmers need more cold-tolerant spuds
Mar 19, 2014

University of Guelph
By Alaina Osborne, Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK)

Researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the University of Guelph are looking to develop new sweet potato varieties that are better adapted to Canadian environments to reduce imports and increase local acreage. Read more

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Vineland researchers to increase green infrastructure with multi-lane highway
Mar 5, 2014

Researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are working with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Landscape Ontario and the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association to realize a multi-lane highway. Read more

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Roadside landscaping concept takes root in Ontario
Mar 5, 2014

Daily Commercial News
By Ian Harvey

Dr. McGrath is a research scientist with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara and is just a year or so in on a 10-year study looking at what trees and plants can survive and thrive in the hard conditions roadside. Read more

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Major grocers stocking more locally grown okra, eggplant
Mar 1, 2014

The Grower
By Karen Davidson

Okra, long and round eggplant are no longer fringe vegetables. Since 2008, consumption has increased 55 per cent for okra and 27 per cent for eggplant according to Statistics Canada. Demand is estimated to be much higher if the right quality of produce could be delivered. Read more

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Feb 26, 2014

Greenhouse Management, Features - Propagation & Plant Varieties
By Karlyn Green

Valerio Primomo, a Vineland research scientist and vegetable breeder, focuses on delivering germplasm, varieties, and traits that will add commercial value to the to the vegetable industry in Canada and abroad. Read more

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Mark Cullen: Research centre hopes to plant the future of our gardens
Feb 18, 2014

Ottawa Citizen
By Mark Cullen

The crystal ball through which scientists look at the future of both our food plants and our ‘ornamental’ plants becomes clearer with investment in research. The people at Vineland, in the Niagara Peninsula, stand on the threshold of the research and innovation pieces of this pie. Read more

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Feb 11, 2014

Ontario Farmer
By Glenn Powell

There is a potential to replace a lot of imports – but growers are urged to proceed with caution. Read more

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The changing fields of Ontario
Feb 6, 2014

The Hamilton Spectator
By Lisa Marr

In response to growing demand, farmers are encouraged to grow okra and eggplant. Read more

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