Category Archives: Reports and Publications
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.
Mushrooms intended for the fresh market are solely harvested by hand. Accordingly, the mushroom industry depends heavily on human labor. It is estimated that 50% of a mushroom farm’s operational cost are associated with labor cost and that is mainly around harvesting.
Previous research has identified a need for communication guidelines that bring together research and practical experience. This document highlights best practices when communicating agricultural technology to an audience.
Increasing amounts of coir dust in substrates do not improve physical properties or growth of tree seedlings in a novel air-pruning propagation tray
Air-pruning can improve tree seedling root quality in propagation by subjecting root tips to desiccation, thereby avoiding deflections, but also increases substrate dry-out rates. Several studies have indicated that coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) coir dust can enhance water holding properties, possibly benefiting trees grown in air-pruning trays.
This research enabled the creation of a predictive tool to determine consumer preference based on sensory characteristics and to understanding consumer liking for a large and genetically‐diverse apple population.
Conventional image processing techniques have been applied to the field of agricultural machine vision for the purposes of identifying crops for quality control, weed detection, automated spraying and harvesting.
Compatibility of foliage‑dwelling predatory mites and mycoinsecticides, and their combined efficacy against western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis
Foliage-dwelling predatory mites and foliar applications of mycoinsecticides are commonly used in biological control programs for Western ﬂower thrips.
Historically, greenhouse floriculture has relied on synthetic insecticides to meet its pest control needs. But, growers are increasingly faced with the loss or failure of synthetic chemical pesticides, declining access to new chemistries, stricter environmental/health and safety regulations, and the need to produce plants in a manner that meets the ‘sustainability’ demands of a consumer driven market.
This is the latest research update for Vineland’s Greening the Canadian Landscape program.