November 3, 2016
Premier Wynne visits Vineland
Dr. Jim Brandle, Vineland’s CEO, toured the state-of-the-art facility with Premier Wynne, noting the pre-commercial greenhouse is one of the largest dedicated to horticultural research in North America and serves to accelerate commercial success for Ontario growers and producers.
Research scientists Dr. Viliam Zvalo and Dr. Michael Brownbridge highlighted Vineland’s world-class crops and biocontrol programs. In a greenhouse setting, the opportunity to have local year-round production of Asian eggplant will provide Canadian growers with increased market opportunities. Additionally, many greenhouse growers utilize biocontrol programs to tackle pests and reduce reliance on chemicals and the work at Vineland supports those initiatives.
Premier Wynne ended the visit with a roundtable discussion with stakeholders from across the Canadian horticulture spectrum on topics significant to the industry.