Plant Genetics

Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower, ripen earlier December 2016

A team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York State has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than two weeks faster Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New manager at blueberry breeding operation December 2016

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery stock company, has named Dr. Paul Sandefur as manager of its U.S. breeding program. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New kale varieties coming soon November 2016

A Cornell University program is reimagining kale – its colour, shape & flavour – in a bid to breed the naturally biodiverse vegetable for consumer satisfaction Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canada’s newest potatoes November 2016

One has dark pink flesh and red skin, making it rich in antioxidants and perfect for niche marketing. Another increases yields by as much as 35 per cent when compared with the industry standard Russet Burbank, which is good news for french fry processors. Several others offer particular disease and pest resistances. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Smaller sweet cherry trees November 2016

Bigger may not be better for sweet cherry trees. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fresh and new November 2016

“Vineland is scouting the world for new fresh grape varieties suited to the Canadian climate with consumer appeal.” Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

VRIC to develop new apple, tomato varieties November 2016

The Vineland Research & Innovation Centre is receiving a $920,000 federal investment from the federal government to develop disease-resistant apple varieties Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breakthrough paves way for wine grape varieties October 2016

A new sequencing technology has been used to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of cabernet sauvignon Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Inside the quest to create the perfect apple October 2016

The idea that a red apple is a delicious apple is one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated against Americans. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Locally grown okra may be an option in Canada September 2016

It’s no secret that there’s a growing ethnic population of Canadians who have preferences for foods from their home countries. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Research sheds light on how aged wine gets its aroma September 2016

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UBC research aims to help Canadian flax farmers August 2016

A UBC professor’s flax research could one day help Canadian farmers grow a car fender. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UBC examines DNA of world’s wine regions August 2016

University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers are one step closer to identifying the biological personalities of the world’s greatest wines. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Alberta’s strawberry varieties field day August 2016

Hort Snacks in the Field presents a Strawberry Varieties field day on August 29, 2016, at the Jungle Farm, located at 28120 Township Road 362, at Red Deer. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ont. variety transforms asparagus industry July 2016

An asparagus variety developed at the University of Guelph has been a catalyst for growth that has transformed the Ontario asparagus sector. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ag to benefit from Genomic Applications Partnership Program July 2016

Improvements in plant breeding expected from latest suite of funded partnerships between academics and genomic users. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ag Canada invests in wine grape research July 2016

The federal government recently announced $400,000 in funding to support a wine grape research program at the Kentville Research & Development Centre Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Asian eggplant: Ontario’s newest local food June 2016

Chinese long & Indian round eggplant are Ontario’s newest locally grown vegetable crops, thanks to research at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ridgetown Vegetable Open House July 19 June 2016

The Ridgetown campus of the University of Guelph is hosting a vegetable open house July 19 for commercial vegetable growers and agribusiness. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Intensive corn management June 2016

Last year saw a change in focus for the Ontario Corn Committee’s (OCC) corn hybrid performance trials. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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