Research
Sept. 27, 2016, Kobe, Japan – Researchers have used 3D live imaging to observe the formation process of lateral roots in plants, and clarified part of the mechanism that creates new meristematic tissue.
Sept. 22, 2016, Norwich, U.K. – Plants have specialized immune receptor proteins on the surface of their cells, which detect specific molecular patterns, or ligands, on harmful bacteria.
June 6, 2016, Vineland Station, Ont. – The skies were sunny, but the smiles inside the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre were even brighter last Friday with a pair of major funding announcements.
June 2016 – The Harrow Research and Development Centre is busily working to illuminate important new winter markets for Canadian greenhouse vegetable producers, all thanks to its year-round production initiatives.
June 2016 – Dr. Jim Brandle doesn’t buy into the adage, “If you build it, they will come.”
June 2016 – The Canadian greenhouse sector is maintaining its momentum. StatsCanada is reporting higher sales in virtually every category in 2015.
Oct. 16, 2015, Guelph, Ont. — The University of Guelph is among top schools worldwide for research, and No. 1 in Canada for agricultural sciences, in two university rankings released this week.
Sept. 23, 2015, Durham, NH – A University of New Hampshire scientist has developed a new cherry tomato designed to be grown in hanging baskets in greenhouses.
Sept. 18, 2015, Waterloo, Ont. — Wilfrid Laurier University will open a new greenhouse for leading-edge research and student training on the top floor of its Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science at 65 Lodge Street on the university’s Waterloo campus.
Sept. 4, 2015, Barcelona — An article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) proves that the very early evolution and diversification of flowering plants or angiosperms on the Earth took place by colonizing freshwater aquatic habitats.
Aug. 31, 2015, Jordan, Ont. — A team of researchers from the University of Guelph is conducting a commercial field trial combining UV and ozone technologies in an advanced oxidation process for the treatment of recirculating greenhouse irrigation water.
Aug. 24, 2015, Vineland Station, Ont. — The 2015 Innovation Report of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is now available for download.
The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) has awarded the 2015 Award of Excellence for Innovation to Dr. Saber Miresmailli, founder and CEO of Ecoation Innovative Solutions (EIS), for the development of a wireless crop health monitoring system that will prevent crop losses and decrease pest and disease management costs for growers.
Aug. 7, 2015, Madrid — A study carried out by researchers from Robotics and Cybernetics Research Group (RobCib) at Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR)  – a joint centre of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) – has used a drone to measure the temperature, humidity, luminosity and carbon dioxide concentration in a greenhouse.
June 10, 2015, Vineland Station, Ont. — Vineland Research and Innovation Centre  (Vineland) has been awarded first-time research funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to provide growers with resources to produce high quality and competitive crops.

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