Category Archives: In The News
Vineland’s vegetable breeder Valerio Primomo has been working on developing an Ontario tomato for nine years. The goal is to try to appeal to the tastes of people here but also be able to grow in the province’s varied climate.
The CPMA “I am produce” industry video showcases the diversity of careers and professional backgrounds in the produce industry.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has just introduced a new venture to their portfolio of activities – customized robotic and automation solutions, as well as consultation and technology assessments, for Canadian horticulture companies.
The idea was straightforward: develop a sweet potato variety that could be adapted across Canada so the country could grow more sweet potatoes rather than rely on imports. And so, Radiance was born.
The Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide, authored by Dr. Darby McGrath and the research team of Vineland’s Nursery- Landscape Horticulture Department Jason Henry and Ryan Munroe, is one of the most comprehensive tree planting reference guides ever developed for use by the landscape industry.
Matt talks to Tania Humphrey Chief Scientific Officer, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
Integrating beneficial insects into crop production can reduce pesticide use and elevate plant health.
Developed by Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Radiance has been bred specifically for Canada’s unique weather conditions. And it could be on store shelves in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
To get the most out of your greenhouse biocontrol program, start with preventative strategies.
Several local wineries have taken the age-old Italian method called appassimento to create some truly remarkable wines. But winemakers were concerned by the amount of loss they were experiencing. Coming to the aid of Ontario winemakers was the staff at Vineland.
A cold, wet spring is delaying the planting season for some Hamilton-area farmers shut out from their fields. Michael Josiak, farm and grounds operations manager at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, said peaches, apricots, cherries and plums could be impacted.
The pressure points growers face are not anything they can control — cost and availability of labor, energy expenses, reduced margins. And there’s technology. One of the focuses at Vineland is helping greenhouses integrate technology into their production systems and conducting research projects.