In The News

Choosing trees and growing media for intensive green roofs
Jan 10, 2019

Living Architecture Monitor, Winter 2018 issue
By Dr. Darby McGrath

Incorporating trees into green roof designs and building facades is not only appealing, but there is more demand than ever to plant rooftop trees. Vineland's Darby McGrath explains. Read more

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Game-Changing Solutions for Agriculture
Dec 21, 2018

Insert in National Post - a sponsored feature by MEDIAPLANET, December 20, 2018
By Elaine Corbett and Ted Kristonis

Climate change, rising costs, increasing global competition, and international trade deals such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement , demand innovation to help make Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector more efficient and competitive. With the support of Ontario Genomics, work is underway at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to address these challenges. Read more

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Help wanted!
Dec 14, 2018

Greenhouse Canada, December 2018 issue
By Dr. Michael Brownbridge and Dr. Rose Buitenhuis

With the global movement of plant material, a changing climate and resistance among pest populations, is it time we brought in new biocontrol agents? Read more

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Best practices for healthy trees
Dec 6, 2018

Vineland has been identifying methods and creating new technologies to help tree propagators grow seedlings with better root quality. Read more

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Greenhouse funding announcement
Nov 27, 2018

YourTV Niagara

The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre welcomed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay to their Greenhouse Facility today. Minister MacAulay announced a 5 million dollar investment to boost Canada's greenhouse sector. Brenda Schultz reports.

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Vineland researchers search for the perfect match of apple varieties to meet Ontario consumers’ cider preferences
Nov 22, 2018

Better Farming, November 22, 2018
By Jim Algie

Hard cider taste tests at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre show clear consumer preference for sweet fruity flavours over drier tannic ones, said Dr. Amy Bowen, research director of consumer insights at the centre.  Read more

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All the right ways to apply microbial biopesticides
Nov 19, 2018

Greenhouse Canada
By Dr. Michael Brownbridge

Vineland's research team has investigated how application methods of microbial biopesticides affect viability and coverage as part of an integrated pest management system. Read more

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Slipping into sweet potato production
Nov 12, 2018

Greenhouse Canada
By Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

February tends to be a slow time at Roelands Plant Farms Inc. But not this year. Roelands was tasked with propagating sweet potato slips to trial Vineland’s made-in-Canada variety of the popular storage vegetable on about 25 Canadian farms this year. Read more

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Watch an entire greenhouse tomato harvest in under two minutes
Nov 8, 2018, October 29, 2018

In partnership with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Vineland is developing new Tomato on the Vine hybrids for market launch in 2021. In this video shot at Vineland's Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre, you can check out an entire greenhouse tomato harvest in under two minutes. Read more

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New table grape varieties for Ontario could diversify market
Nov 5, 2018

By Lilian Schaer

Driven by demand primarily from farmers, the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board and Vineland teamed up four years ago to find new table grape varieties for the Ontario market. Read more

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