Largest research greenhouse in Canada to open in Niagara region
Vineland Centre benefits from $10-million provincial investment
Research & Development
Fruit & Vegetables
Vineland, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has invested $10 million in the construction of a world-class greenhouse facility at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland.
The 3,700-sq.-m facility will be the largest research facility of its kind in Canada. Its mandate will include developing innovative technology to help get more food to market faster and more efficiently. Research projects will include:
- Developing more resilient and more profitable crops.
- Creating enhanced horticulture production systems, including natural and automated pest-management systems.
- Consumer insights to support new products and varieties of vegetables, apples and wine.
“This new greenhouse represents a significant opportunity for the horticulture industry in Ontario,” says Vineland Research and Innovation Centre CEO Jim Brandle. “What sets this project apart is the unique ability it will provide for problem solving and collaboration with our ever-widening range of partners and the commercialization of great science.”