Dr. Jim Brandle

A tireless leader, Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, resigns effective November 9. He’s been in the role since the start-up in 2007. 

Mind to Market winners

This ‘fruitful’ research collaboration between Moyers Apple Products and Prof. Keith Warriner produced a method to inactivate pathogens on apples that was more effective and product-friendly than washing. Implementing the proactive measure also increased market share.

Ken Forth (L) and Jan VanderHout, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has recognized the efforts of Ken Forth, chair of several labour committees and organizations, for his untiring work. He’s the 2018 recipient of the Industry Builder Award. 

Robyn Meerveld, assistant editor, The Grower

The popularity of “Fresh News from The Grower” with almost 3,000 readers every Monday morning has resulted in a new hire. Robyn Meerveld has joined The Grower team as assistant editor. 

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