Thank you for a Week Full of Visits

Sunday, June 23, 2024


Hello Dear Growers!

I hope you all had a good week. This week we visited the Bear River, Shelbourne- Yarmouth regions, met with many growers and saw several new sites. Thank you all for welcoming us, and I look forward to following up with you soon.

                                                             Pests to look out for:


Please note that Phylloxera has red galls on the edges as well as on the underside of the leaf.

Erineum Mite: Galls are green, and the underside of the leaf is pocketed and white.

Black Rot

Presence of small brown lesions (2 to 10 mm in diameter) surrounded by a darker margin a ring of small black fruiting bodies (black pustules).

As mentioned in the previous blog post,

·       Phylloxea can be managed with Movento.

·       Erineum Mite: Purespray Green 13 E. Begin applications when mites first appear and repeat every 10-14 days. Ensure thorough application.

·       Black Rot: Several products are available; please refer to: to ensure proper rotation of products.

 Precipitation reminder: We should be getting some rain over this weekend and the beginning of next week, so make sure you are covered.

Growth Stages:

Digby Area:

L’Acadie:  A week to 10 days to flowering.


Baco Noir:50-70%  cap fall;

I will be posting the GDD and Precipitation information again next week.

And please, do make sure you continue your spray programs even though we have had a good stretch of hot weather.

The best time to spray is just before bloom and when the fruit has just set.  

Thank you all for your time this week.

If you have any questions, do contact me.