Rachael Cheverie is a horticulturist with Perennia, an integrated agriculture, food and bio-resource company based in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was created in June 2012 with the merger of AgraPoint, the Atlantic BioVenture Centre and AgriTECH Park.  Perennia provides extension services to Nova Scotia farmers as a public service under contract with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

This blog is intended to provide short, brief, conversational observations on issues impacting the production of cranberries for Nova Scotia and the Maritime climate. Please contact Rachael if more specific information is required.

Rachael works with clients in the cranberry, grape, vegetable and highbush blueberry, sectors in Nova Scotia to provide timely extension information and has worked on a number of research projects. From 1998 to 2007, she was the Integrated Pest Management Specialist for PEI, in which role she dealt directly with farmers and industry groups and covered a whole range of crops. In 2007 she was appointed as the PEI Department’s Potato Industry Coordinator, coordinating research, training and extension activities for that important industry. During her time in PEI she was PEI’s Minor Use Coordinator, and served on various regional and national expert committees. Rachael has experience in Insect, Weed, and Disease Identification and Management and has worked on many projects involving pesticide risk reduction.