Project Description


Horticulture Specialist

Rachael provides expertise and advice to cranberry, greenhouse, haskap, grape, and vegetable producers. Her particular strengths include pest management, site assessments for new plantings, and production information.  Rachael has experience in insect, weed, and disease identification and management and has worked on many projects involving pesticide risk reduction.

Rachael is a Certified Crop Advisor and has worked in extension for over 17 years in both PEI and Nova Scotia.   Throughout her career she has been involved in collaborative research, extension, and implementation of projects in integrated pest management across agriculture sectors.  She has had great success in building and maintaining relationships with farmers and has served on many national committees and working groups.

Before joining Perennia, Rachael spent 10 years working for the PEI Department of Agriculture as the Integrated Pest Management Specialist and later the Potato Industry Coordinator.   During this time she was also the Minor Use Coordinator for PEI and Co-chair of the National Minor Use Working group.

Office: 902-896-0277 EXT 226
Cell: 902-890-2566