Kentville Research and Development Centre
2022-23 Bud Hardiness Report No. 1 - Nova Scotia
Attached, from Jeff Franklin and Dr. Harrison Wright, is the first Nova Scotia bud hardiness report for the 2022-23 year. The Nova Scotia wine grape bud hardiness survey generates a bi-weekly report of the low temperature exotherm (LTE) values over the dormant period (roughly from late October to late April).
Note from the research team: "Our first survey for the 2022/23 season shows LTE50 values in the range typically observed in late fall in previous years of the survey. From past years, we anticipate that hardiness will increase significantly through the rest of November and December staying well below the seasonal normal temperatures for this time of year. Long-term forecasts predict that the daily minimum temperatures will be average or slightly below through the next two weeks."