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

When would be possible to leaf thin the vineyard? How I collect petioles for nutrition analysis? How does Downy mildew look like? Which are the main grape ripening parameters? All these questions and many more are answered in this guide to help you take management decisions in the vineyard. Each section in the guide has photos to understand how the diseases look in the grapevines or how the healthy and well-maintained vineyard looks at the end of the day in the vineyard, with detailed information about how the certain activities in the vineyard can be improved.

Figure 2. Downy mildew section

Figure 3. Canopy management

To find the guide please check the following link or try the hyperlink:

To get the most benefits from this guide, you can download to your computer and check it as PDF document. There, you’ll be able to see the index of each section, if you want, it’s possible to print specific sections as fact sheets depending on your interest.

Last but not least, it’s important to mention that this guide was created thanks to the collaboration of Perennia team, GGANS, WGANS, NSDA, AAFC, grape growers, wineries, and many other stakeholders who contributed in the development of the Grape Production Guide