Vineland Newsletters

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's (Vineland) new services are designed to improve soil quality and provide species recommendations to ensure better tree establishment and growth. These services are best suited to landscape contractors, conservation authorities, municipalities, developers and other stakeholders tasked with planting trees in challenging urban soil conditions.

Floral flavours are the number one consumer food trend for 2018 according to Whole Foods Market. For years, professional chefs have been using edible flowers as garnishes or to give dishes a signature flavour and consumers are now seeking new culinary experiences at home and experimenting with unconventional ingredients. In partnership with Freeman Herbs, Vineland has been investigating consumer preference for edible flower varieties for positioning in the marketplace.

Opportunity is knocking.  Thanks to the newly launched microsite, growers can now better evaluate whether World Crops fit their business plan. They can also manage risks through proven agronomic practices for Canada’s growing season.

Vineland’s Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre, designed by Baird Sampson Neuert Architects Inc., is the recipient of a prestigious Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).  The 10 Design Excellence Awards winners for 2018 were selected from more than 111 submissions. Entries were judged based on a number of criteria including creativity, context, sustainability, good design/good business and legacy.

Vineland hosted the Inside the Science open house May 16 showcasing our research program Enhancing Flavour and Production Traits of Greenhouse Tomatoes.  Over 130 industry leaders and tomato enthusiasts were present at the event.

Please join us for What's Growin' On Research Farm Open House Wednesday, July 25 at 6 pm at Vineland’s Victoria Avenue Farm.  This is a great opportunity to learn about Vineland's latest horticultural research developments at our research farm.