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Vineland reflects on a decade of innovation
Oct 19, 2017

A decade ago, the CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre was holding in his hands a proposal for renewal and reinvention mapping out an exciting future for the former Vineland Research Station. Today, he can take stock of remarkable accomplishments by a team of scientists, along with valued partners and collaborators, who make horticulture in Canada a sustainable industry. Read more

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Canadian Greenhouse Conference
Oct 18, 2017

YourTV Niagara, October 9, 2017

The Annual Canadian Greenhouse Conference took place recently at the  Scotiabank Convention Centre. Dylan Veenhof has more in this report.

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Le Canada en passe de devenir un producteur de légumes tropicaux
Oct 8, 2017

ICI Radio-Canada
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Quand on pense à des légumes tropicaux comme l'okra, l'aubergine ou l'amarante, le Canada n'est pas forcément le premier pays producteur qui vient à l'esprit. Pourtant depuis bientôt une dizaine d'années, la production d'aliments ethnoculturels y est en croissance continue. C’est en raison de cette croissance que le Centre de recherche et d’innovation Vineland a mis en place un programme pour trouver le moyen de produire ici des aliments importés. Continuez à lire

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Are pesticides compatible with biocontrol?
Oct 3, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, October 2017 issue
By Graeme Murphy, Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Dr. Michael Brownbridge

This is the last article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Imagine a pesticide that is effective against a wide range of pests, resistance doesn’t develop, is safe in terms of human health and the environment, and is completely compatible with all biocontrol agents. That’s a pipe dream but how about a pesticide that controls one or two pests and is compatible with a few biocontrol agents? Read more

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A more flavourful, locally-grown tomato on the vine is in the works
Oct 2, 2017

The Grower, October 2017 issue
By Karen Davidson

Turns out there’s more to breeding a more flavourful, locally-grown tomato-on-thevine (TOV) than meets the eye. David Liscombe, research scientist, biochemistry, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is at midpoint of breeding a better greenhouse tomato for the entire industry. Read more

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Fuzzy divide: the rise of the nectarine
Sep 27, 2017

By Jeyan Jeganathan

The Agenda's Ontario Hubs reporter Jeyan Jeganathan looks at the next big fruit in Ontario, nectarines. More growers in Niagara are opting to grow nectarines in favour of their close relative, peaches. Not only are nectarines more profitable, but they're what consumers are demanding. View more

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Vineland Research tests table grape varieties on local growers, retailers
Sep 25, 2017

Niagara This Week, September 22, 2017
By Luke Edwards, Grimsby Lincoln News

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre invited local grape growers, nursery operators, and retailers to test some of the six trials that researchers have been testing since 2014. The trials are aimed at introducing new varieties to the market that could provide different-tasting grapes and extend the season for grown-in-Ontario grapes. Read more

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Worldly food takes root in Ontario
Sep 19, 2017

Special Report: World Crops, GT5, September 16, 2017
By Dick Snyder, Special to the Star

At Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, world crops have been a focus since the centre opened about 10 years ago. Amy Bowen leads a team looking deeply at consumer insights and market intelligence to inform research into the kinds of foods that have a potential local market and, importantly, have the ability to be grown in Ontario. Read more

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Local grape-drying system helps Canadian winemakers deal with cooler climate
Sep 12, 2017

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

A made-in-Ontario grape-drying system is helping Niagara winemakers work with Canada’s shorter growing season and produce more premium wines in the process. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre adapted for use in Canada a centuries-old grape-drying tradition from Italy called Appassimento. Read more

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Fruit growers look to science for help
Sep 7, 2017

St. Catharines Standard, August 30, 2017
by Grant Lafleche

Researchers from the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre said seven varieties of peaches, nectarines and pears — developed as part of a three-year project with University of Guelph and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada — will soon be on grocery store shelves. Read more

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