AAFC Bud Hardiness First Report season 2022-2023

Monday, November 28, 2022

As you know, AAFC, more specifically Jeff Franklin and Dr. Harrison Wright, has performed bud hardiness evaluations in different varieties last winters. For the current season, the first report has been released and going forward all the seasonal reports will be available on Perennia’s website.

Inside the Beverage Industry: A discussion on Low and No Alcohol Beverages

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Join Perennia’s Food Scientist, Chelsea Meisner and Poet Comeau, Owner Operator of Lake City Cider and Mitch Cobb, Co-Founder and CEO of Upstreet Craft Brewing, as they dive into the beverage industry, discuss their no alcohol options and share their experience in the low and no alcohol world.  

To find more information and register, please check the following link.

Having issues with the link? Please check here: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/inside-the-beverage-industry-a-discussion-on-low-and-no-alcohol-beverages/



Survey on FLUAZINAM (Allegro 500F) use on fruits and vegetables in 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022

 Deadline date extended to 16 november 2022 / la date limite est prolongĂ©e jusqu'au 16 novembre 2022

Survey on Use of Fluazinam (Allegro 500F) on Fruits and Vegetables in 2022

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has requested use information for the fungicide fluazinam. Fluazinam (in the end use product Allegro 500F) is registered for the control of plant diseases in a wide range of horticultural crops.

Seasonal update 2022: GDD, first fall frost and harvest

Thursday, October 6, 2022

At the beginning of this week some parts in the province were hit by the first frost of the season and in some cases the temperatures decreased below zero. It’s important to keep in mind that those areas affected with low temperatures will have change in the canopy, turning color to yellow, red, getting brown in some cases and starting to fall. Also, Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is sharing with us the weather information of growing degree days, which is slowing down as October is starting. Hybrids are still being harvested and getting close to the end, while vinifera varieties are in harvest mode. Just remember, it’s always important to reach out the wineries to know which are the grape ripening requirements and when would be the best time to harvest the grapes.


Seasonal update 2022: post storm, GDD, ripening and harvest

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Last weekend hurricane Fiona hit our province, affecting throughout the vineyards and particular areas with more negative effects than others. Damage registered across the province is berry skin damage, some berry splitting and trellis system with broken poles. Extra attention must be considered with varieties expected to be hanged longer, scouting to take a look at any potential botrytis and products to manage them in case to be necessary. Moreover, as previous publications Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is sharing with us the weather information of growing degree days and presenting less changes compared the middle of summer. Hybrids are in harvest mode, while some vinifera varieties are starting to be picked. Just remember, it’s always important to reach out the wineries to know which are the grape ripening requirements and when would be the best time to harvest the grapes.

Seasonal update 2022: GDD, ripening, harvest and storm preparation

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is sharing with us the weather information with positive values of growing degree, but not as high as the previous weeks. Hybrids have already started harvest; these grapes reached the values required by the wineries and decided to start picking for specific wines. Just remember, it’s always important to reach out the wineries to know which are the grape ripening requirements and when would be the best time to harvest the grapes.


Seasonal update 2022: GDD, veraison is done, grape sampling and starting harvest!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is sharing with us weather information with positive values of growing degree values like last week. Veraison is almost done in the latest Vitis vinifera varieties, such as Pinot noir and Riesling. Even though these last varieties are reaching this phenological stage, in some cases hybrids are starting to be harvested for specific wine styles. Just remember, it’s always important to reach the wineries to know which are the grape ripening requirements and when would be the best time to harvest the grapes.


Seasonal update 2022: GDD, veraison is almost done, vineyard protection and grape sampling

Thursday, September 8, 2022

This week, Jeff Franklin from AAFC Kentville is sharing with us weather information with quite positive values of growing degree values. Veraison started since the middle of August in the earliest hybrids and currently it’s possible to see many vineyards with grapes changing colors and ripening. With the grapes already ripening it’s important to remind to protect the fruit zone to diminish the damage by nature.


Best Practices 4 recording available and Nova Scotia Sonic Device Policy - Wildlife Deterrent

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Last Thursday September 1 evening, the Best Practices session 4 was held, and it’s currently available on YouTube channel of Perennia and the direct link in this publication. Moreover, in this last event the sonic devices in the vineyard were discussed, and you can find in this publication all the information related to the Sonic Device Policy.

Seasonal update 2022: veraison, tissue sampling, vineyard protection and Best Practices

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Veraison is moving forward throughout the province, with the earliest hybrids starting a couple of weeks ago and now moving to the earliest Vitis vinifera varieties. With the beginning of veraison, grapes will start to change color, soften, accumulate sugar, decrease acids and other activities are moving along. Tissue sampling for nutritional purposes is one of them, start the protection of the vineyard with nets, kites and fences, and preparing to grape sampling to monitor the fruit ripening.

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