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Grapevine Trunk Disease in British Columbia: From Identification to Control

Grapevine Trunk Disease in British Columbia: From Identification to Control

Posted Jan 28th, 2019 in Crop Protection and Monitoring

José R. Úrbz-Torres and Daniel T. O'Gorman of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore grapevine trunk disease in British Columbia.

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Research Focus - Red Blotch Disease Ecology and Management

Research Focus - Red Blotch Disease Ecology and Management

Posted Dec 11th, 2018 in Virus

PhD candidate Elizabeth Cieniewicz and plant pathology Professor Marc Fuchs discuss their research looking at the virus associated with Red Blotch Disease, how it spreads among vines, and the implications for management.

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Government of Canada invests $80 million in the Centre for Plant Health

Government of Canada invests $80 million in the Centre for Plant Health

Posted Oct 19th, 2018 in Partner and Members Press Releases

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $80 million to replace the Centre for Plant Health in Sidney, B.C.

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Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017

Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017

Posted Jul 17th, 2018 in Research

The main goal of the Terroir Analysis of the Nova Scotia Wine Growing Region 2017 project is to determine which varieties are more suitable for our environmental conditions, specifically for the targeted wine styles.

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Canadian Grape and Wine Industry Receives $8.4 Million in Federal Funding

Canadian Grape and Wine Industry Receives $8.4 Million in Federal Funding

Posted Jul 4th, 2018 in CGCN Press Release

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced $8.4 million in funding for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) to fund their Agri-Science Program cluster.

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Grapevine Viruses (McFadden-Smith, Poojari, Parent, Sept. 2017)

Grapevine Viruses (McFadden-Smith, Poojari, Parent, Sept. 2017)

Posted Apr 16th, 2018 in Virus

Typical symptoms of Leafroll disease in red cultivars include red-purple discoloration, and rolling backwards of the leaves. In white varietals, this is not as prevalent, although can sometimes be seen closer to the end of the growing season.

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Wine Lab at Kentville Research Centre, Nova Scotia

Wine Lab at Kentville Research Centre, Nova Scotia

Posted Apr 13th, 2018 in News Articles

Wine lab under construction at Kentville Nova Scotia research centre will help support grape growers and vintners.

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Climate Atlas of Canada

Climate Atlas of Canada

Posted Apr 11th, 2018 in Resources

Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Center, the interactive Climate Atlas of Canada is now available online, and free for all to use!

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February 2018 Canadian Grapevine Sector Workshop

February 2018 Canadian Grapevine Sector Workshop

Posted Mar 21st, 2018 in Resources

In Feb 2018 stakeholders in the Canadian grape and wine industry participated in a workshop presented by Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO).

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Canadian Grapevine Certification Network Launches

Canadian Grapevine Certification Network Launches

Posted Feb 14th, 2017 in CGCN Press Release

The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) is the culmination of a collaborative effort between the Grape Growers of Ontario, British Columbia Wine Grape Council, Quebec Wine Council and the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia. The objective of the CGCN is to advance the Canadian grape and wine industry by ensuring a sustainable supply of certified propagative grapevine material.

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