Jill Windeatt has been hired as the part-time administrator for the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network. She will be working out of the Grape Growers of Ontario offices in St. Catharines, Ontario. Feel free to contact her with any questions about the CGCN through email at email@example.com or by phone at 905-688-0990 ext 222
Through the Canadian Grape and Wine Science Cluster, CGCN has applied for funding under the AgriScience program led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in order to develop a strategy for best management practices in the vineyards with researchers and industry. The application was submitted January 8th, 2018 for $17 million and is currently under review with a decision to come in spring. The top research priority is the strategic management of grapevine virus diseases, to be achieved through coordination of research activities. Along with research into cold hardiness and sustainable management of soil, water and crop quality to overall improve the quality of Canadian wines.