Vineland Newsletters

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $6.7 million in federal funding for seven new projects under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that will match researchers with companies to develop new gene-based technologies in health care, agriculture and environmental protection. An additional $14.3 million is being invested by provincial governments, businesses and other funding partners for a total of $21 million.

Foxglove aphids are problematic for greenhouse growers and many believe that commercially available natural enemies offer low efficacy, leaving them with no other choice but to use pesticides. In an effort to mitigate this problem, Vineland completed a three-year project to provide growers with an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy against these aphids in greenhouse ornamentals.

Vineland’s three-year research program on improving turfgrass in residential areas has just wrapped up. A summary of key findings on optimal grass variety selection and best fertilization practices can be reviewed here.

In an effort to rejuvenate their Rose Garden, the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) searched the country for beautiful disease-resistant and cold-hardy roses. On June 23, 2018, they hosted a grand opening of their new and improved rose garden in Hendrie Park featuring Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection Canadian ShieldTM.

Vineland works hard to make public the latest in horticulture research via print, broadcast and online media.

Vineland hosted its annual What's Growin' On Research Farm Open House.