Consulting Services

Custom Support

Perennia specialist are available on retainer to provide on-going production advice to farm operations where they are more consistently engaged in your operational goals.

For more information, please contact one of our specialists or call our offices at:
(902) 678-7722 or (902) 896-0277.


Dairy Nutrition

Perennia’s dairy specialist provides one-on-one custom support to dairy producers which includes bi-monthly visits, ration formulations and cow comfort and signal expertise as a certified Cow Signals practitioner to optimize milk production and reduce metabolic diseases.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Mosley, Dairy Specialist
dmosley@perennia.ca
(902) 890-9665


Site Assessments

Perennia provides full and partial vineyard site assessments for a variety of crops offering current and future producers information on the basic soil and climate data to make the best possible decisions.

For more information, please contact one of our specialists or call our offices at:
(902) 678-7722 or (902) 896-0277.


Fertility Plans

Perennia offers producers annual Farm Crop Fertility Plans in horticulture and field crops. The plans lay out manure, and granular fertility by field and crop for the whole farm for one cropping season based on a grower consultation and their most recent soil samples. This is a highly desirable third-party service offered independent of product representation.

For more information, please contact:

Sonny Murray, Field Crops Specialist | smurray@perennia.ca | (902) 678-7722
Michelle Cortens, Tree Fruits Specialist | mcortens@perennia.ca | (902) 678-7722
Francisco Diez, Viticulturist | fdiez@perennia.ca | (902) 678-7722


Agricultural Product Efficacy Trials

Perennia conducts efficacy trials on various horticulture crops for companies seeking field data to assist with the registration of new products or for minor use registrations. Companies with new commercial fungicide, insecticide and herbicide products make better decisions with on-farm data. For this service, all trials are carried out on commercial farms; trials are carried out under sound scientific procedures; statistics are carried out when requested; and updates and final reports can be produced if required and on client’s timeline.

For more information, please contact one of our specialists or call our offices at:
(902) 678-7722 or (902) 896-0277.


Applied Research

Our specialists undertaken a number of applied research projects each year in partnership with government, farmers and farming associations. Perennia also conducts efficacy trials on various horticulture crops for companies seeking field data to assist with the registration of new products or for minor use registrations.  Companies with new commercial fungicide, insecticide and herbicide products make better decisions with on-farm data. For this service, all trials are carried out on commercial farms; trials are carried out under sound scientific procedures; statistics are carried out when requested; and updates and final reports can be produced if required and on client’s timeline.


Food Safety

Perennia is uniquely positioned to help producers with their On-Farm Food Safety Programs, practical animal husbandry, employee hygiene and post-harvest handling processes. Our production specialists and quality and food safety team work together to assist clients in ensuring they are meeting the standards of a national program or following industry standards for keeping food safe on-farm. If you are part of a national standards program, we can assist you by:

  • reviewing your manual with you
  • performing a gap analysis (on-site inspection) of the facilities/farm/packinghouse and providing feedback
  • developing packinghouse schematic drawings and process flow diagrams
  • consulting on record keeping requirements including customizing existing records to meet national standards for your program
  • ensuring the manual and recordkeeping are working after implementation
  • consulting on audit preparation including review of all customer audit requirements and development of an action plan
  • conducting your annual hygiene training

For more information, please contact:

Elaine Grant, Quality and Food Safety Specialist
egrant@perennia.ca
(902) 956-3376


Winemaking Services

Perennia’s Winemaking & Innovation Specialist provides advice and information on a number of wine and grape related matters. Through various consulting services, including interpretation of lab results, enological support and review, sparkling winemaking, blending assistance and troubleshooting, Perennia’s winemaking services are available to directly support the Nova Scotia wine industry. Virtual consultations are available for wineries outside of Nova Scotia.

For more information, visit the winemaking services page or contact:

Neslihan Ivit
Winemaking & Innovation Specialist
nivit@perennia.ca
(902) 300-2652