Wine Grape Cold Cases: Frosts, Freezes, Bud Hardiness and Viability
Part of the ‘From Grapes to Wines: Cool Climate’ webinar series, join Perennia’s Viticulture Specialist Francisco Diez and Dr. Harrison Wright from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Kentville for the upcoming session ‘Wine Grape Cold Cases: Frosts, Freezes, Bud Hardiness and Viability.’
Cold weather, and its timing, can greatly influence how your grapevines perform. Over the last few years, the AAFC Plant Physiology program at the Kentville Research and Development Centre (KRDC) has conducted several trials and surveys examining cold weather and grapevine performance. In this webinar, Dr. Wright will discuss lessons learned from the bud hardiness survey -post-spring frost pruning strategies, -post-winter freeze pruning strategies, harvest timing and hardiness, an exploration of temperature inversions and their frequency here in the Maritimes.
Dr. Harrison Wright is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC); he currently leads the ‘Plant Physiology’ program at the Kentville Research and Development Centre (KRDC). The KRDC is one of AAFC’s national networks of 19 research centres stations across Canada. Harrison was raised on a mixed farm in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. His educational background includes a certificate of Engineering at Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB), a student pilot license from the Scotia Flight Centre (Waterville, NS) and a BSc in Physics and a BA in English from Acadia University (Wolfville, NS). Harrison’s graduate work consisted of an M.Sc. in Agriculture (Plant Physiology) and a Ph.D. in Biology (Plant Physiology), both through Dalhousie University (Truro and Halifax, NS, respectively). Postdoctoral work was done through Laval University (Quebec City, QC). Harrison lives in Woodside, NS, in the Annapolis Valley on a small farm with his wife, Aimee, and their three boys, Ever, Fielding and Gardner.