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News Release

August 08, 2002

Campus shares tree fruit research

The Vineland campus of the University of Guelph’s Department of Plant Agriculture will host a twilight meeting and orchard tour Aug. 28 to share its newest findings in tree fruit research. Members of the media, growers and industry representatives are welcome to attend.

The evening will start with a complimentary barbecue at 5:30 p.m. at Victoria Farm, located on South Service Road, just east of Victoria Avenue (Exit 57 from QEW). The chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture, Clarence Swanton, will give the welcoming address and introduce the university’s new tree fruit breeder, Jayasankar Subramanian, farm crew and tree fruit research team.

Representatives of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food will provide an industry update, and tree fruit researchers will present research highlights on topics ranging from pear, peach and cherry breeding to stone fruit physiology and plum orchard systems.

Attendees can walk or travel by wagon to visit the research plots. New breeding selections will be on display.

Advanced registration is necessary. To register, contact Deborah Hilborn by Aug. 23. at (905) 562-4141 Ext. 124, or send email to

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 519-824-4120, Ext. 6982.

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