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  • Why nectarines are the next big thing

    Why nectarines are the next big thing

    Nectarines, the fuzzless peach, used to occupy a narrow slice of tender fruit offerings in Ontario. The fruit is starting to take away acreage from peaches, now accounting for 14 per cent of tender fruit volumes. And Vineland Research ...

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It`s a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last ...

  • An important biological discovery

    An important biological discovery

    It was by chance that Taro Saito, a research technician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, found the mite that Vineland is currently studying as a potential breakthrough in biological control. Vineland’s research indicates that the ...

  • Research and Commercialization Unite at the New Vineland Greenhouse Technology Centre

    Research and Commercialization Unite at the New Vineland Greenhouse Technology Centre

    The new, pre-scale commercial greenhouse facility at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, ON, will help accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies and products coming out of research.  Located in ...

  • Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays

    Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays

    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is revolutionizing propagation  systems for the nursery sector through a tray design supporting superior tree root  growth. There is an increasing demand for container tree seedling ...

  • Eggplants and Truffles in BC

    Eggplants and Truffles in BC

    Different types of eggplant have been making their way into grocery carts in increasing numbers as the ethnic makeup of Canadian residents has shifted through immigration. Immigrants are expecting familiar foods in their Canadian grocery stores says ...

  • Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Member of Parliament Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre and Member of Parliament Chris Bittle, St. Catharines announced $5.76 million in FedDev Ontario funding for Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at a special event June 3. ...

  • Symposium Tackles Golden Horseshoe’s Ag Identity

    Symposium Tackles Golden Horseshoe’s Ag Identity

    The Town of Lincoln and Niagara College hosted an agricultural symposium last week, inviting 90 people in the agricultural sector from across the Golden Horseshoe to talk about growing the food and farming cluster in the region. In the photo, ...

  • Biopesticides Becoming More Than Just a Niche Product

    Biopesticides Becoming More Than Just a Niche Product

    Growers are all too familiar with the vicious cycle of pests that develop a genetic resistance to chemical applications. As soon as researchers and growers find a chemical that works, genetic systems adapt and the pests find a way to survive. Then ...

  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and ...

  • Vineland Creating Opportunities with Okra

    Vineland Creating Opportunities with Okra

    Coupled with growth in demand for local food and exotic vegetables, diversification can provide Ontario growers with profitable alternatives to conventional crops. According to Statistics Canada, over six million kilograms of okra are imported into ...