Media Advisory - Leading edge technology to protect orchards and vineyards

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre teams with Raytheon preventing freezing and frost damage

VINELAND, ON, April 16 /CNW/ - On Monday, April 19, 2010, Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre will announce a new freezing and frost prevention prototype which will be installed at the Centre's vineyard to pilot the technology for orchards and vineyards.

"This new prototype technology will help to ensure Ontario vineyards and orchards are protected when temperatures fall below freezing and jeopardize tender fruit and grape production," explained Brandle. "Our partnership with Raytheon is a new chapter in Vineland's on-going research and innovation to protect Canada's food supply."

About Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organization that was created to be a world-class centre for horticultural science and innovation.

    
    WHAT:     New Technology Announced
    WHEN:     Monday, April 19, 2010 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    WHO:      Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
    

SOURCE Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

For further information: For further information: Isabel Dopta, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, (905) 562-0320, Ext. 791, Isabel.dopta@vinelandresearch.com, www.vinelandresearch.com

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