Cold Hardiness & Climate Change

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Cold weather remains an ongoing challenge for the grape and wine industry across Canada. While climate change is predicted to expand areas suitable for wine grape production in the country, more frequent extreme cold weather events through the year, including cold episodes lethal to grapevines are also predicted. Activities 5, 6 & 7 will explore methods to  reduce crop loss risks by increasing vineyard tolerance to extreme cold events through enhanced hardiness, crop protection technologies and improved cultivar selection. 

BC Growing Degrees Days Update

BC Growing Degrees Days Update

Posted May 11th, 2020

Summerland RDC - BC Growing Degrees Days update

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BC Grape Hardiness for Late March

BC Grape Hardiness for Late March

Posted Apr 30th, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Late March 2020.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid March 2020

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid March 2020

Posted Mar 26th, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid March 2020.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Mid March

BC Grape Hardiness for Mid March

Posted Mar 16th, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Mid March 2020.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early March 2020

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early March 2020

Posted Mar 6th, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early March 2020.

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Deep Freeze: perspective, wine grape bud viability assessment and lessons learned

Deep Freeze: perspective, wine grape bud viability assessment and lessons learned

Posted Mar 5th, 2020

This special report details the fallout from a low temperature event the Kentville Research Development Centre (KRDC) experienced on February 15, 2020. Compliments of Jeff Franklin and Dr. Harrison Wright at AAFC.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Late February

BC Grape Hardiness for Late February

Posted Mar 2nd, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Late February 2020.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid February 2020

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid February 2020

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid February 2020.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early February 2020

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early February 2020

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early February 2020.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid January 2020

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid January 2020

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid January 2020

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early January 2020

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early January 2020

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early January 2020

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid December 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid December 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid December 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early December 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early December 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early December 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late November 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late November 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Late November 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid November 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid November 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid November 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late April 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late April 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Late April 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid April 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid April 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid April 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early April 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early April 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early April 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid March 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid March 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid March 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early March 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early March 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early March 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid February 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid February 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid February 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early February 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early February 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early February 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late January 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late January 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Late January 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early January 2019

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Early January 2019

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Early January 2019

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late December 2018

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late December 2018

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Late December 2018.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid December 2018

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid December 2018

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid December 2018.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late November 2018

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late November 2018

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Late November 2018.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid November 2018

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Mid November 2018

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Mid November 2018.

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Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late October 2018

Nova Scotia Wine grape bud hardiness - Late October 2018

Posted Feb 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness report for Nova Scotia, Late October 2018.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Mid February

BC Grape Hardiness for Mid February

Posted Feb 18th, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Mid February 2020.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Late January

BC Grape Hardiness for Late January

Posted Feb 3rd, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Late January 2020.

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Climate Characteristics of Grape Production Regions

Climate Characteristics of Grape Production Regions

Posted Jan 28th, 2020

Pat Bowen, Carl Bogdanoff and Brad Estergaard of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore climate characteristics for Vitis vinifera production regions in Canada: 1965 - 2019.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Mid January

BC Grape Hardiness for Mid January

Posted Jan 21st, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Mid January 2020.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Early January

BC Grape Hardiness for Early January

Posted Jan 9th, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Early January 2020.

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BC Grape Hardiness for Late December

BC Grape Hardiness for Late December

Posted Jan 2nd, 2020

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Late December 2019

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BC Grape Hardiness for Early December

BC Grape Hardiness for Early December

Posted Dec 10th, 2019

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Early December 2019

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BC Grape Hardiness for Late November

BC Grape Hardiness for Late November

Posted Nov 25th, 2019

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, Late November 2019

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BC Grape Hardiness for Early November

BC Grape Hardiness for Early November

Posted Nov 11th, 2019

Grape bud hardiness reports for BC, early November 2019

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BC Growing Degree Days - September Update

BC Growing Degree Days - September Update

Posted Oct 18th, 2019

Growing Degree Days results for August for Summerland and Osoyoos.  

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Nova Scotia 2019 wine grape fall ripening report

Nova Scotia 2019 wine grape fall ripening report

Posted Oct 11th, 2019

climate and ripening report for the 2019 growing season in Nova Scotia  

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