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How to Plant a Tree
How to Plant a Tree

It’s easy, isn’t it? You may have heard expressions like, Green side up. Or, Just dig a hole, put it in and watch it grow. But successful tree planting isn’t quite as simple as that. There are a lot of factors to consider, such as root health, soil health, mulching and post-planting maintenance. Successful tree......

A.M.A. + Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
A.M.A. + Vineland Research & Innovation Centre

“We started working with A.M.A. about ten years ago on mutual interests in urban tree establishment,” says Dr. Darby McGrath, Vice President of Research and Development at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre. “With that, we actually developed a propagation tray to support urban trees by developing better root architecture.” In this video, Darby shares what’s......

New report on findings from propagation tray trial to launch at Landscape Ontario Congress
New report on findings from propagation tray trial to launch at Landscape Ontario Congress

For the past five years, A.M.A. Horticulture (A.M.A.) has partnered with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) to conduct a field trial comparing four commonly used propagation trays, including the innovative, open-wall RootSmart™ tray. The trial aimed to determine whether root defects occurring in propagation would persist in the field, and whether an open-wall tray......

RootSmart reduces production cycle in grapes, researchers find
RootSmart reduces production cycle in grapes, researchers find

New study results show that the RootSmart propagation tray reduces the number of production days for grape vine propagators in Ontario from as long as 80 days down to 50 days. These findings come from a recent field trial conducted by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Lincoln, Ontario, which compared the RootSmart propagation......