Season 2022: Weather update, beginning of bud burst and sprayer calibration

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is bringing the weekly weather update. Like last week, in this publication you can see the degree days accumulation in the air. The main difference this time is that the temperatures have increased, and triggered bud burst in the earliest varieties.


Weather Station Apps and Website Training Session

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Next week Tuesday evening will be a virtual Weather Station Apps and Website Training Session! This training session is intended for producers who have purchased weather stations from Perennia under the Nova Scotia Weather Station Assistance Program and is also open to anyone who would like to learn more about the weather stations and how they work. It will provide an overview of the Davis weather station components, basic maintenance and using the apps and software tools.

Grape production guide

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Perennia is proud to present the Grape Production Guide! This guide was developed focusing on the most frequent inquiries from local growers and newcomers interested to grow grapes for winemaking in Nova Scotia. Topics such as site selection, site preparation and most planted varieties in the province are just some of the examples of what you can find in the Grape Production Guide.

Figure 1. Grape Production Guide front page

Season 2022: Weather update

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is bringing the weekly weather update. Thanks to him, we’re able to observe graphs showing the evolution of the climate at the beginning and throughout the growing season. Similar to last week, in this publication it’s possible to see the degree days accumulation in the air.

Best Practices Session 1

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The weather conditions are improving, the pruning is almost done, the sap is moving through the grapevines and it’s the time for a new Best Practices session! Since 2019, GGANS, Perennia and many stakeholders are working together to provide local growers’ observations from the vineyards in our province. Like the last 2 years, the sessions will be held in Zoom, recorded and after uploaded to YouTube. Please, stay tuned as we’ll see the opportunity to continue evolving on how the sessions are delivered.

Season 2022: Weather update

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

One of the best contributors to the Grape blog is back providing the weather update, Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville! Thanks to him, we’re able to observe graphs showing the evolution of the climate at the beginning and throughout the growing season. In this publication, it’s possible to see the degree days accumulation in the air.

AAFC Bud Hardiness Reports and Articles

Monday, April 25, 2022

Throughout winter AAFC, more specifically Jeff Franklin and Dr. Harrison Wright, have provided updates every 2 weeks about the bud hardiness reports. This information is quite valuable, as it permits to see how the bud hardiness in hybrids and Vitis vinifera varieties progress through the season and helps to take pruning decisions.

Accessing Perennia Pest Management Guides

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Perennia specialists create pest management guides for industry every year. We are in the final stages of preparing them this season and will be releasing them by the end of April. 


As we look to the future, we really want your feedback on how you access the guides, as well as some things we are considering when sharing the information to make it easier for you to use. 

 

If you can please take 2 minutes to complete this short survey for us that would be very helpful and much appreciated. 

AAFC Bud Hardiness: Report 12

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

This is the twelfth and last report of the season, from April 11 – 12, prepared by Jeff Franklin and Dr. Harrison Wright. You can find the information in the following link:

The authors would like to take this opportunity to thank all growers who have participated in the survey. Certainly, this project would not be possible without the support of the Nova Scotia grape growing industry.

AAFC information; A Nova Scotia Wine Grape Deep Freeze Event: Climate Trends, Considerations and Pruning

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

In this publication Dr. Harrison Wright and Jeff Franklin are sharing results of pruning trials after the lethal winter lows. This article follows the first publication at the end of January, right after the extremely low temperatures on January 22, 2022. To read the previous publication, please check this link.

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