Latest Reports and Publications

Vineland's inaugural Impact Report
November, 2016


  • Cold SnapTM pear - Winter's Favourite FruitTM
  • Environmentally friendly options to control destructive flower pest
  • Canadian apple industry SmittenTM with new, promising variety
  • Red, red wine: Vineland develops sophisticated Appassimento technology to meet winemaker's needs and consumer preferences
  • PixieTM grape's impact anything but miniature
  • New method for storing Sovereign Coronation grapes cuts costs, increases income for growers
September, 2016

Insects, 2016, 7(4), 48.
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Abstract: Buitenhuis R., M. Brownbridge, A. Brommit, T. Saito and G. Murphy. (1) Global movement of propagative plant material is a major pathway for introduction of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) into poinsettia greenhouses. Starting a poinsettia crop with high pest numbers disrupts otherwise successful biological control programs and widespread resistance of B. tabaci against pesticides is limiting growers’ options to control this pest; (2) This study investigated the use of several biopesticides (mineral oil, insecticidal soap, Beauveria bassiana, Isaria fumosorosea, Steinernema feltiae) and combinations of these products as immersion treatments (cutting dips) to control B. tabaci on poinsettia cuttings. In addition, phytotoxicity risks of these treatments on poinsettia cuttings, and effects of treatment residues on mortality of commercial whitefly parasitoids (Eretmocerus eremicus and Encarsia formosa) were determined; (3) Mineral oil (0.1% v/v) and insecticidal soap (0.5%) + B. bassiana (1.25 g/L) were the most effective treatments; only 31% and 29%, respectively, of the treated B. tabaci survived on infested poinsettia cuttings and B. tabaci populations were lowest in these treatments after eight weeks. Phytotoxicity risks of these treatments were acceptable, and dip residues had little effect on survival of either parasitoid, and are considered highly compatible; (4) Use of poinsettia cutting dips will allow growers to knock-down B. tabaci populations to a point where they can be managed successfully thereafter with existing biocontrol strategies.

Cider research and innovation strategy
June, 2016


  • State of the industry
  • Key challenges and opportunities
  • Projected demand
  • What does success look like?
  • How can research and innovation drive growth in the cider industry?
Ontario horticulture research priority report 2016
May, 2016


  • Edible horticulture
  • Ornamental horticulture
Growing Forward 2 annual report 2015-2016
April, 2016


  • Performance measures 2015-16
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Applied research and innovation activities
  • Knowledge translation and transfer, outreach and communications activities
  • Commercialization