Category Archives: News Releases

Vineland’s Aurora Borealis named 2021 Plant of the Year by Canada Blooms

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New Chair and Directors appointed to Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s Board

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Partnership to address low-impact development in Lincoln

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Vineland’s President and CEO, Dr. Ian Potter, elected as Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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New head of business and client development at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre hires VP of Operations

Chris McQueen is the newest member of the senior management team at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). As the new Vice President, Operations, McQueen is responsible for operations, safety, human resources and facilities, including Vineland’s greenhouses and research farms.

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre appoints new head of automation

Hussam Haroun has joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) as Director of Automation. In his new role, Haroun will oversee Vineland’s activities related to automation, artificial intelligence and digital agriculture technologies.

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Propagation trays play vital role in producing healthy trees, study finds

New findings from an ongoing study at Vineland show that propagation trays play a vital role in tree health. A recent dig of two-year-old trees found that the RootSmart propagation system, included in the study, consistently produced healthier root systems, including fewer total root defects and better root distribution.

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Vineland partners with Eminent Seeds in quest to bring consumers tasty Ontario tomatoes

Vineland has partnered with Eminent Seeds to produce and distribute the seeds for the first three varieties of greenhouse-grown tomatoes-on-the-vine (TOVs) developed by the research and innovation centre with input from consumers and growers alike.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation’s support leads to new control tool against invasive plants

Thanks to a seed grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has discovered a new approach to control and eradicate invasive plants and weeds. Vineland’s innovative solution utilizes the unique natural chemistry of invasive plants as a source of new sustainable control tool.

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FedDev Ontario investments drive innovation and growth in Niagara Region

Today, Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, along with Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, announced a total FedDev Ontario contribution of nearly $13 million for three Niagara projects that will support economic growth, create good jobs and continue to drive innovation across the region. This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario.

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Government of Canada invests over $475,000 in tender fruits and fresh grape research

Vance Badeway, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, and Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $476,908 for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.

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