Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Session Description

You’re invited to join Perennia for an end-of-season viticulture workshop to discuss the 2023 year and considerations for 2024.

Topics for this event include: 

  • Seasonal review – Dr. Kevin Ker, Perennia Viticulture Consultant  
  • Seasonal climate review – Jeff Franklin, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Technician 
  • Enhancing vine acclimation practices – Dr. Harrison Wright, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Plant Physiologist 
  • Overview of programs – Horticulture Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture 
  • Services available through Perennia – Jen Haverstock, Perennia Manager of Horticulture 
  • Vineyard soils – What do we need to know and site assessment options – Caitlin McCavour, Perennia Soil Specialist 
  • Water management – Dr. Kevin Ker 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Event Details

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Location: Berwick Lions Club, 250 Veterans Dr, Berwick, NS



Please save the date for our annual selection of minor use pesticide priorities for Nova Scotia crops. Your participation is very important to us and appreciated.  The session for wine grapes will take place virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, November 22 from 1 PM to 2 PM.

Perennia’s minor use representative, Michelle Cortens, and the provincial minor use coordinator Deney Augustine Joseph will briefly outline the process. Then as a group you will be guided through the priority pest control needs for insects, weeds/growth regulators, and diseases. If you have potential solutions on your radar (products registered in other crops or for other uses) or have heard of products you might be interested in, please bring those along as well.

Any grower is welcome to attend, so if you know of someone who would like to attend, please let Michelle or Lisa Harkness know so we can include them on the contact list.  If you can’t make the meeting, please send your critical pest issues to us and any potential solutions for consideration at the meeting. 

The selected priorities will then be submitted on behalf of the province and used in ranking the national priorities.

Please find the links to the documents below for the wine grape selections made over the last two years. The documents are in a new format so that you have easy access to the list of solutions that have been discussed in the past.

NSEntomologyWorksheet_2024_Berries and grapes

NSPathologyWorksheet_2024_Berries and grapes

NSWeedsWorksheet_2024_Berries and grapes

Meeting Details

Minor Use Wine Grapes

Wednesday, November 22 at 1-2 PM


Passcode: 373459

Contact Information

Lisa Harkness

Michelle Cortens