Category Archives: In The News

Growing Asian flowers for Ontario markets

Flowers are important in cultural and daily activities for many Asian immigrants, including South Asians, who by 2050 will make up one-third of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) population. Alexandra Grygorczyk, a researcher at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ont., and a U of G adjunct professor, leads a research team that is helping to bring Jasmine sambac to Canada.

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Decision-making tool takes guesswork out of new crops

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has just launched a new microsite to help grow­ers evaluate whether certain new horticulture crop types could be a fit for their farming businesses.

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Deep dives on the five senses

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s Consumer Insights program go in depth on what consumers prefer, and why.

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Ontario growers researching possibility of new table grape variety

Ontario could soon be seeing a new table grape variety with availability extending into Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday, something growers feel is much needed. In 2014, six imported table grape vines were planted by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, prompted by industry interest in finding new grapes from around the world and bringing them to Ontario to see how well they fair in the local climate.

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New world crops online resource now available

Thanks to the newly launched feedingdiversity.vinelandresearch.com 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.

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