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How to use non-crop plants
Sep 6, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, September 2017 issue
By Drs. Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

This is the fifth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Vineland investigates the role of non-crop plants for pest and disease management. These plants are not grown to sell, but only to create an environment that is detrimental to pests and diseases and/or beneficial to biological control agents.  Read more

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Not just for bugs
Sep 1, 2017

By Ashley Summerfield, Anissa Poleatewich, Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

The use of biological control has been steadily increasing in both ornamental and vegetable greenhouse crops. Since many disease-management programs rely on the use of preventative measures, the use of microbial biocontrol agents should be a natural fit. Why aren’t more growers using them? At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, we’ve been putting biological products to the test. Read more

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La meilleure tomate au monde, parole de phytogénéticien
Aug 29, 2017

Lilian Schaer, AgInnovation Ontario

La serre du Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (près de St. Catharines) contient un plant de tomates «qui pourrait changer pour toujours l’expérience des consommateurs de tomates», selon l’équipe qui l’a conçu. Ce plant fait partie d’un programme de recherche auquel participe actuellement des phytogénéticiens, biochimistes et spécialistes de la consommation, qui cherche à créer une tomate de serre plus savoureuse. Continuez à lire

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I want it all
Aug 25, 2017

Greenhouse Canada's 2017 New Varieties
By Treena Hein

Anyone who’s shopped for plants this year has no doubt noticed the changes. Move over geraniums and pansies, it’s a whole new ballgame. Someone who knows a great deal about current consumer desires is Dr. Amy Bowen, consumer insights research program leader at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ontario. Read more

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A new greenhouse tomato for all to love
Aug 23, 2017

AgInnovation Ontario
By Lilian Schaer

There’s a plant inside the greenhouse at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) that could change the tomato eating experience forever. It is part of ongoing research by a Vineland team of plant breeders, biochemists and consumer specialists to discover a more flavourful greenhouse tomato. Read more

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Nectarines are the next big thing in Ontario fruit: The New Farm
Aug 21, 2017

By Owen Roberts, Special to the Star

Tregunno, a fruit farmer, says nectarines have come a long way. Being relatively small, nectarines didn’t have much curb appeal to consumers in grocery aisles. Researchers at the University of Guelph, the Vineland Research Innovation Centre and elsewhere worked to create nectarines that have a sweet taste, cold tolerance and — most important, from a consumers’ viewpoint — girth. Read more 

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A new propagation opportunity
Aug 15, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, August 2017 issue
By Lilian Schaer

Canada’s first sweet potato variety is expected for release next year. “Canadian sweet potato growers use U.S. propagators and breeding programs because we don’t have the infrastructure and varieties here,” said research scientist Viliam Zvalo of Vineland. "Our challenge is to figure out how we can produce them here so we can supply Canadian growers with quality slips at a reasonable price.” Read more

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IPM update: 1001 ways to use predatory mites
Aug 9, 2017

Greenhouse Canada, August 2017 issue
By Drs. Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

This is the fourth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Commercially available predatory mites vary between specialist spider mite predators and generalist species that prey on a multitude of pests. Some also feed on plant sap, pollen or nectar. Some like plants with smooth leaf surfaces, others like their plants to be more hairy. Obviously, one mite does not fit all situations. Read more

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The perfect peach is just a few years away
Aug 8, 2017

The Toronto Star
By Sonia Day, Gardening

Mike Kauzlaric scours the world for peach trees that can be grown successfully in Canada. He’s part of a research team at Vineland in Niagara who test new kinds of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Read more

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Dix ans d’innovation à Vineland
Aug 4, 2017

Lilian Schaer (AgInnovation Ontario)

Il y a dix ans, le centre de recherche et d’innovation en horticulture Vineland ouvrait ses portes. Depuis, l’institution attire l’attention au Canada et à l’étranger par ses innovations axées sur les besoins. Elle représente chaque maillon de la chaîne de valeur horticole, des producteurs aux consommateurs. Continuez à lire

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