Category Archives: Reports and Publications

2019 Sweet potato research update

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Sweet potato slip production in Canadian greenhouses

To meet the increasing demand for sweet potatoes in Canada, Vineland has published best production practices to support the creation of a national slip propagation industry.

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Pneumatic hyperelastic actuators for grasping curved organic objects

Soft robotic grippers often incorporate pneumatically-driven actuators that can elastically deform to grasp delicate, curved organic objects with minimal surface damage.

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Harnessing invasive plant chemistry

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Identification of a polymorphism within the Rosa multiflora muRdr1A gene linked to resistance to multiple races of Diplocarpon rosae W. in tetraploid garden roses (Rosa × hybrida)

Black spot, caused by Diplocarpon rosae, is one of the most serious foliar diseases of landscape roses that reduces the marketability and weakens the plants against winter survival. Genetic resistance to black spot (BS) exists and race-specific resistance is a good target to implement marker-assisted selection.

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Growing in RootSmart

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Ontario horticulture research priority report 2019

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No rose without a thorn: Hedonic testing of live rose plants

Sensory and consumer testing of live rose bushes presents several unique logistical challenges due to product size and the need to present roses during a small window of opportunity when they are in full bloom, the timing of which differs from plant to plant.

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2017 and 2018 field sweet potato research update

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Development and validation of a color evaluation process for sweet potato preference characterization

This study reports on the development of a process to objectively evaluate color using descriptive analysis. Panelists established a color lexicon (hue, lightness, evenness) and a two‐dimensional reference tool. The lexicon was applied to 23 baked sweet potato cultivars, along with a flavor lexicon.

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Refining the genomic region containing a major locus controlling fruit maturity in peach

Maturity date (MD), defined as the duration between the first calendar day of the year and maturity, and fruit development period (FDP), defined as the duration between full bloom and maturity, are highly variable in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch].

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Personality traits, basic individual values and GMO risk perception of twitter users

The present study investigates how the most foundational factors to individual differences – personality traits and personal values – affect the perceived safety of genetic modification and their relative importance.

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