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Government of Canada invests in long-term growth of wine and grape industry

Government of Canada invests in long-term growth of wine and grape industry

Posted Jun 15th, 2019 in CGCN Press Release

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced $2.3 million in funding for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network's clean plant protocol through AgriAssurance.

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Year 1 Grape & Wine Science Cluster Research Update

Year 1 Grape & Wine Science Cluster Research Update

Posted Mar 13th, 2019 in Research

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

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Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series

Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series

Posted Jul 22nd, 2019 in Events

Join the Triggs lecture series August 8&9th in Ontario, and August 13&14th in BC

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Alleyway Cover Crops and Charged Biochar Application Alter Irrigated Vineyards Productivity

Alleyway Cover Crops and Charged Biochar Application Alter Irrigated Vineyards Productivity

Posted Jul 15th, 2019 in Research

A study that aims to examine the effect of cover crop and charged biochar on wine grape yield.

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Order of Canada Recipient, Howard Soon

Order of Canada Recipient, Howard Soon

Posted Jul 2nd, 2019 in News Articles

CGCN Director Howard Soon receives Order of Canada

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News Articles

Order of Canada Recipient, Howard Soon

Order of Canada Recipient, Howard Soon

Posted Jul 2nd, 2019

CGCN Director Howard Soon receives Order of Canada

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CCOVI scientist’s grapevine virus research gets global recognition

CCOVI scientist’s grapevine virus research gets global recognition

Posted Jun 3rd, 2019

Grapevine Virologist Sudarsana Poojari’s research has been evaluated by a French research group and published in the reputed EPPO Bulletin, the official publication of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO).

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International Cool Climate Wine Symposium to highlight Canada’s wine industry

International Cool Climate Wine Symposium to highlight Canada’s wine industry

Posted May 31st, 2019

Canada will welcome the world to Brock University next summer for one of the most prestigious wine conferences, the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS)

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Press Releases

Government of Canada invests in long-term growth of wine and grape industry

Government of Canada invests in long-term growth of wine and grape industry

Posted Jun 15th, 2019

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced $2.3 million in funding for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network's clean plant protocol through AgriAssurance.

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Brock’s CCOVI partners with industry to produce certified clean grapevines

Brock’s CCOVI partners with industry to produce certified clean grapevines

Posted Jun 19th, 2019

Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) has partnered with the grape and wine industry to produce certified, clean grapevines.

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Resources


Guide to the key arthropods of vineyards of Eastern Canada

Guide to the key arthropods of vineyards of Eastern Canada

Posted May 14th, 2019

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

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

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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Research

Year 1 Grape & Wine Science Cluster Research Update

Year 1 Grape & Wine Science Cluster Research Update

Posted Mar 13th, 2019

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

Read more

Alleyway Cover Crops and Charged Biochar Application Alter Irrigated Vineyards Productivity

Alleyway Cover Crops and Charged Biochar Application Alter Irrigated Vineyards Productivity

Posted Jul 15th, 2019

A study that aims to examine the effect of cover crop and charged biochar on wine grape yield.

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Another Type of Cold Damage

Another Type of Cold Damage

Posted Jun 27th, 2019

Pat Bowen and Carl Bodganoff of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada explore grapevine cold damage occurring at above vine-lethal temperatures.

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Events

Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series

Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series

Posted Jul 22nd, 2019

Join the Triggs lecture series August 8&9th in Ontario, and August 13&14th in BC

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Partner and Member Press Releases

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

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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From Our Team

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