On February 20 2018 stakeholders in the Canadian grape and wine industry participated in a workshop with the objective to: Gain an understanding of current initiatives and mandates supporting the grapevine sector Identify industry research needs as the foundation for enhanced collaboration Develop a common understanding of the benefits and best applications of various diagnostic tools (e.g., NGS, Droplet Digital PCR) This comprehensive report details the workshop’s discussions and presentations, including : Agenda Summary report CGCN presentation CFIA’s Regulatory aspects of clean plants testing AAFC Science & Technology Branch presentation GGO’s Grape and Wine Industry Research Needs to Support a Clean Plant Program CFIA’s Sidney InfrastructureRead More →

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 jwindeatt@cgcn-rccv.ca or by phone at 905-688-0990 ext 222Read More →