THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION
UNVEILING OF 100-YEAR HISTORY OF HORTICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION - VINELAND
SEMINARS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND INFLUENCE ON HORTICULTURE AND SOCIETY
February 15, 2006
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Opening Session of Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Walker Complex
The Centennial Celebration year will begin its year of celebrating 100 years of successes through the unveiling of Celebrating a Century of Success at Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention that is being held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario on February 15 and 16. The book will be available at the Centennial booth during the trade show. The 100-Year History, edited by Arthur Loughton, Richard Chudyk and Judy Wanner, comprises 254 pages of contributions from over 40 authors. This book spends a brief period looking at the First 50 Years and then covers the successes of the Experiment’s Station history over the last 50 years. Books will be for sale at the display in the trade show.
The Celebration begins with the unveiling of the book in the opening session on Wednesday, February 15 followed by a seminar by Henry Hengeveld (AES, Downsview) who will speak on climate change as it impacts the horticultural community. In conjunction with Hengeveld, Barry Smit and Susan Belliveau will follow speaking on the social aspects of climate change and how British Columbia fruit growers have responded to more variable climate situations.
"LEGISLATING, MEASURING AND MANAGING MUSHROOM COMPOST ODOURS IN THE UK AND IRELAND"
April 6, 2006
University of Guelph
3 p.m., Crop Science, Room 116
Ralph Noble from Warwick-Horticulture Research International will address the University of Guelph community on the topic of mushroom compost odour research in the UK and his current involvement with its legislation.
Ralph graduated from the University of Reading, England in 1980 with a degree in horticulture and completed a PhD in Agricultural Engineering at Silsoe College, Cranfield University in 1984. Since then, he has worked at Bonn University, Germany and at Warwick HRI and its predecessor horticultural research institutes in England in the Lee Valley and at Littlehampton. He is a Principal Investigator, and his main mushroom research interests are: substrates for mushroom cultivation, reducing compost odours, controlling mushroom initiation, and cultivation of ‘exotics’. His other research interests include using spent mushroom substrate for plant disease suppression, examining the survival of pathogens during composting, and recycling wastes to produce peat-free horticultural growing media. He has been involved in drawing-up legislation in Britain and Ireland regarding mushroom composting emissions. He has been involved in research project in several European countries, USA, Mauritius, China and Australia, and has written over 100 scientific and technical publications on his research.
MUSHROOM GROWER WORKSHOP
April 7, 2006
Mushroom Producers' Cooperative, Harley, ON
Commercial mushroom growers are invited to attend workshop on compost and odour management in the UK, resented by Ralph Noble (Warwick- HRI). Following the workshop, growers will be able to tour a nearby mushroom compost facility. Contact D. L. Rinker for details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar sponsored by Canadian Mushroom Growers' Association.
GRAPES AND WINE SEMINARS
"West Coast Viticulture -- Managing Quality"
August 8, 2006
- Light barbecue (sponsored by Niagara Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association), in front of advisory building on Vineland Campus, 4890 Victoria Avenue, Vineland Station 6:00 p.m.
- Lecture in Rittenhouse Hall (advisory building on Vineland Campus, 4890 Victoria Avenue, Vineland Station) 7:30 p.m.
August 9, 2006
- Discussion with students, faculty and interested growers and winemakers (CCOVI, Brock University, Inniskillin Hall 309) 9:00 a.m.
- Topics of discussion will include details of freezing techniques for measuring grapevine acclimation during the dormant season and the use of NIR for measuring wine grape quailty before harvest.
- Refreshments are courtesy fo CCOVI, Brock University
Speaker: Dr Bob Wample, chair, Viticulture, California State University, Fresno, California
Dr. Wample has had many year's experience in eastern Washington state in the management and utilization of windmachines as a valuable tool in frost and winter freeze protection of grapevines. He also developed controlled freezing systems to follow grapevine acclimation throughout the dormant season. He has now more recently begun investigating the use of near infra red (NIR) technology for non-destructive measurement of fruit quality in the vineyard before harvest.
TENDER FRUIT SEMINARS
"DISEASE RESISTANCE BREEDING IN PRUNUS AND THE IMPACT OF TRANSGENICS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PLUM POX VIRUS"
"DEVELOPING PLUM POX VIRUS RESISTANT STONE FRUIT TREES THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY AS AS MODEL APPROACH FOR FRUIT TREE IMPROVEMENT"
September 6, 2006
- Lecture will be on Vineland Campus, 4890 Victoria Avenue, Vineland Station, in the potting shed. 7:30 p.m.
September 7, 2006
- Lecture in Crop Science Building, Rm 307, University of Guelph 10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Dr Ralph Scorza, Research Horticulturist, USDA, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia
Seminar sponsored by Mori Nurseries Ltd., Inter-Plant Breeding Inc., & Essex Nurseries Ltd
HES - VINELAND FAMILY REUNION AND COMMUNITY
August 26, 2006
Family reunion - Morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Past and present employees of the HES-Vineland and the extended past and present family of HES-Vineland which includes staff from various branches of the Ministry of Agriculture are invited to come together to Celebrate our family heritage. Lunch will be served.
Community Celebration - Afternoon (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Come celebrate Vineland's Past, Present and its Future
Communities within the Niagara Region are invited to enjoy a relaxed afternoon celebrating the rich contributions of the scientists and staff from HES-Vineland. Visitors can enjoy self-guided walking tours of the Heritage Apple Orchard, HES-Vineland Heritage Vegetable and Fruit Gardens and the research plots on the home farm. Or they may stroll through the Millennium Forest, through the grounds or along the creek and enjoy. There will be historical displays, especially on Moses Rittenhouse, and produce displays of over 100 fruits and vegetables from the Vineland varieties. The 1956 time capsule in the Adminstration building will be on displayand new time capsule will be created. A birthday cake will be cut in celebration of the Station's 100 years of contributions to horticulture. Local, provincial and federal dignitaries will be on hand to participate in this event.
Each visitor will receive a coupon for a free piece of Vineland variety fruit. Food will be for sale. There, also,will be activities for children.
Visitors may sign scrolls and write predictions or greetings for the future that will be placed into the time capsule. Pictures will be taken and also placed into the capsule.
Tentative events and times within the afternoon:
2:15 - 2:45 - Rose and plant propagation
3:30 - 4:30 - 100th Anniversary Ceremony*
Welcome from Vineland Centennial Celebration Committee
Danny Rinker – Chair
Greetings from Province of Ontario
Bruce Archibald (Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
Leona Dombrowsky (Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
Jim J. Bradley (M.P.P. St. Catharines)
Greetings from Government of Canada
Dean Allison (M.P., Niagara West - Glanbrook)
Chuck Strahl (Minister of Agr-Food Canada)
Comments from the Town of Lincoln
Dedication of Memorial Bench recognizing Moses F. Rittenhouse - Bill Hodgson (Mayor, Town of Lincoln)
Comments from University of Guelph
Rene Van Acker (Chair, Department of Plant Agriculture)
Craig Pearson (Dean of Ontario Agricultural College)
Alan Wildeman(VP - Research)
Release of five new fruit varieties
Jay Subramanian, University of Guelph
Tom Wiley (Chair, NPF&VGA)
Len Troup (Chair,OF&VGA, OTFPMB)
Cutting of centennial celebration cake - Dignataries
Thanks to sponsors, all organizers, volunteers and invitation to all to have a slice of cake served by Women’s Institute.
* 1. Master of Ceremonies – Danny Rinker (Chair, Vineland Centennial Celebration Committee)
2. Time capsule ceremony (integrated within the ceremony)
3. Order of speakers not yet confirmed
5:00 - 5:30 - Rose and plant propagation
January 27, 2007
Club Roma, Vansickle Road, St. Catharines, ON
The 2006 Celebration will climax in a gala evening of friendship, food and fun at Club Roma. The evening will reminisce over the past accomplishments at HES-Vineland and look toward the future.
Tickets for this gala event are $75 and can be purchased from Deborah Hilborn (905 562 4141 x132) at HES-Vineland.