Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Perennia Viticulture Events happening in March 

Stay tuned for details!!!

Lecture Series: The Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) 

Taking place weekly on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM (AST).  Please take note of the three lectures highlighted below.  Click on the link to view the full lecture series and how to join virtually:

CCOVI Lecture Series – Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (brocku.ca)

The Nova Scotia Grape and Wine Industry – After the Polar Vortex February 2023
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Kevin Ker, CCOVI Research Associate, Brock University

The Importance of Clean Plant Program for Grapevines
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Sudarsana Poojari, CCOVI Principal Scientist, Grapevine Virology

Understanding Vitis Vinifera Cold Hardiness in Ontario After a Decade
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Jim Willwerth, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University

Webinar Series: Agriculture Resiliency - Growing after a Challenging Year

Nutrient Uptake in Adverse Weather Conditions
Thursday, February 8, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Pesticide Tank Mix: How to Get it Right
Thursday, February 15, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Practical Use of Weather Stations in Agricultural Production
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Cultural Practices to Improve Disease Control
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AST)
For more information and to register, visit our website.

Nova Scotia Climate Smart Farming Forum

Register Here:  Nova Scotia Climate Smart Farming Forum – Perennia

February 29, 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Best Western Glengarry, Truro

This one-day event will provide insights into current Nova Scotia climate change projections and what this will mean for NS farmers. Participants will delve into discussions about climate change adaptation, regenerative agricultural practices and technologies to enhance resilience, and discover program and funding opportunities to support adoption of climate-smart farming practices in Nova Scotia.

Pesticide Information Impacting Horticulture and Field Crops

March 5, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Register now on our website.

During this annual session, crop specialists will discuss pesticide products that are being discontinued, announce new use patterns, and share new products that are registered. They will also discuss how to improve management with tips on integrated pest management. They cover all of this information to highlight important changes that growers should be aware of going into a new spray season. 

This webinar is a complement to the pesticide product guides that Perennia publishes each year for crops. The focal crops during the session are apples, wild blueberries, cranberries, vegetables, berries, cannabis, and field crops.

Pesticide Information Impacting Horticulture and Field Crops is NS Environment course T2417 and is worth 1.0 point in Pest Management. You must attend the entire session to receive points.

We're Rooting for You: Insights from the Field on Nematodes and Soil Health 

March 7, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Berwick Fire Hall, 300 Commercial Street, Berwick
Registration coming soon - SAVE THE DATE

Perennia specialists have completed a multi-year project in horticulture crops to better understand the presence of parasitic nematodes and to inform your management practices. Join us on Thursday, March 7, as we share the key project findings and hear from guest experts. Topics will include: 
  • Regional results about the primary plant parasitic nematode types and their distribution 
  • Efficacy of pre-plant and post-plant strategies, including cover crops and nematicides (focusing on orchard trials)
  • Insights into nematode population fluctuations observed throughout the growing season and tips for taking effective samples 
  • More on nematodes and soil health from guest experts 

Join us on March 7 at the Berwick Fire Hall for a free day of learning about integrated approaches to managing nematodes. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Agenda to be determined. Speakers will include Michelle Cortens (Tree Fruit Specialist, Perennia), Matthew Peill (Molecular Biologist, Perennia), Caitlin McCavour (Soil Specialist, Perennia), Dr. Tom Forge (Nematologist, AAFC), Dr. Aaron Mills (AAFC) and more.