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Stay up to date on Canadian Grapevine Certification Network news, events and updates. This is where you'll find out what's new in Canadian grapevine research, learn more about what CGCN is doing, and discover helpful wine and grape industry resources.  

Year 1 Grape & Wine Science Cluster Research Update

Year 1 Grape & Wine Science Cluster Research Update

Posted Mar 13th, 2019 in Resources, Updates, Research, Leafroll, Red Blotch, Pinot Gris Virus

Learn more about the research being done under the Canadian Agricultural partnership Grape & Wine Science Cluster.

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Guide to the key arthropods of vineyards of Eastern Canada

Guide to the key arthropods of vineyards of Eastern Canada

Posted May 14th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Partner Members Press Release

This comprehensive 114-page guide, available as a free download in English and French, was created in a field-sized format to help growers identify the pests in their vineyards and make informed decisions about how to best protect their grapes. Better understanding the numerous beneficial insects present in the vineyard will enable them to produce grapes sustainably and reduce their reliance on chemical interventions.

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Grapevine Viruses: an update from CGCN and Grapevine Virus Sampling 101

Grapevine Viruses: an update from CGCN and Grapevine Virus Sampling 101

Posted May 2nd, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Updates, Research

Sudarsana Poojari of CCOVI and Jill Page of CGCN presented an update on Grapevine Virus at the 2019 Ontario Craft Wine Conference & Trade Show.

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The Golden Question,

The Golden Question, "Where can I buy certified-tested vines?"

Posted Apr 30th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources

CGCN answers the "Golden Question" of where to buy certified-tested vines for the season. Check out our handy info graphics to help you when calling your nursery.

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Grapevine Trunk Diseases Control Special Session

Grapevine Trunk Diseases Control Special Session

Posted Apr 26th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Partner Members Press Release

Special Session July 12th, Control and Management of Grapevine trunk diseases

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Grapevine Leafroll Viruses Project

Grapevine Leafroll Viruses Project

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Reposts

Tom Lowery and Jose Úrbez-Torres of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore Grapevine Leafroll virus in a multi-year study.

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Grapevine Bud Hardiness Testing

Grapevine Bud Hardiness Testing

Posted Mar 19th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Reposts

Carl Bodganoff of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explores grapevine bud hardiness.

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New GIS Tools to Guide Terroir-Based Precision Management for Vineyards

New GIS Tools to Guide Terroir-Based Precision Management for Vineyards

Posted Mar 18th, 2019 in News Articles, Resources, Reposts

Pat Bowen of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore using GIS tools for vineyard management.

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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 News Articles, Resources, Reposts

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 News Articles, Resources, Red Blotch, Reposts

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 News Articles

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 News Articles, Resources

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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Grape & Wine Science Cluster Activities

Grape & Wine Science Cluster Activities

Posted Jul 5th, 2018 in News Articles, Research

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced an investment of up to $8.4 million to the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriScience Clusters.

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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 News Articles, 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 News Articles, Research, Leafroll, Red Blotch

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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From Our Team

  • The industry's long-term sustainability depends on our capacity to develop adaptive, innovative solutions that respond to the impact of both current and future climatic conditions on wine grape production.
    Jill Page, CGCN
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