Nova Scotia Wine Grape Deep Freeze Events: Climate Trends, Considerations, and Pruning

Posted Apr 1st, 2022 in Cold Hardiness and Climate Change

Kentville Research and Development Centre

Nova Scotia Wine Grape Deep Freeze Events: Climate Trends, Considerations, and Pruning

Attached, from Dr. Harrison Wright and Jeff Franklin, is a report that addresses the recent January 22, 2022 deep freeze event in Nova Scotia, looks at the historical trends of winter minimum temperatures, and reviews the impacts of different pruning options after a deep freeze event. The latter is based on a trial conducted at KRDC in the aftermath of the February 15, 2020 deep freeze event.

Click here to read the full report

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