Product Registration Changes Impacting Horticulture: Q&A with Perennia Specialists. March 31, 2021.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Hello all,

Perennia will host an online Q&A webinar about product registration changes for horticultural crops (apples, wild blueberries, cranberries, vegetables, viticulture, berries, and cannabis). The event details and registration can be found at This webinar is NS Environment course number T1985 worth 1.0 point in Regulations. You must attend the entire session to receive points.

Join Perennia’s Getting into the Weeds sessions: Integrating nutrients with irrigation options, Making the switch to soilless substrate and Irrigating my soilless substrate

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Hello all,


Part of the Getting into the Weeds: Dialing in Irrigation Webinar Series, our next three sessions’ registrations are open, please see details below:


·       Getting into the Weeds: Fertigation: Integrating Nutrients with Irrigation Options. March 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm AST. Detail information and registration can be found at

·       Getting into the Weeds: Making the Switch to Soilless Substrate. March 23, 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm AST. Detail information and registration can be found at

·       Getting into the Weeds: Irrigating my Soilless Substrate. April 9, 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm AST. Detail information and registration can be found at

Getting into the Weeds: Fertigation: Integrating Nutrients with Irrigation Options.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Part of the Getting into the Weeds: Dialing in Irrigation Webinar Series, join Perennia’s Field Crops Specialist Caitlin Congdon and Dr. Sebastian Margarit for the upcoming session Fertigation: Integrating Nutrients with Irrigation Options.

Event details: 

March 8, 2021, Monday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, AST.

Other details and registration link can be found at

Canadian Plant Health Council Biosecurity Survey

Friday, February 5, 2021

 The Biosecurity Working Group of the Canadian Plant Health Council is asking for your help to complete this biosecurity survey, please see the details below. Thank you! 

The Council is made up of industry, academic, and provincial and federal government representatives and was formed to oversee implementation of plant health priorities identified in the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada, created by both private and public sector partners.  The information collected will be used to help identify tools to promote agricultural biosecurity and to guide potential future extension programs. Participation is voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. 


The survey was created to broadly represent all Canadian growers and should take you less than 8 minutes to complete.

Survey link:

Beyond the 3R’s – finding a path to sustainable packaging

Friday, March 6, 2020

Perennia is hosting a session on sustainable packaging that might interest you:

"Beyond the 3R’s – finding a path to sustainable packaging" with Dr. Loong-Tak Lim from the University of Guelph and Nina Goodrich from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition on Thursday, March 12 at 7:45 AM  (breakfast/in-person session or webinar option)
For more information or to register, please check out Perennia's Events page.

This is part of the “Take Your Product to Market” series, happening over the next several weeks which includes webinars on food safety, labeling, packaging for your brand, and preparing for customer meetings.

Workshop: Record Keeping for Financial and Food Safety Success

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’re a start-up, or a seasoned business owner who grows crops of any kind. This session is for anyone who wants a gold star in field and crop record keeping and facilitate meeting Canada GAP certification and streamlining that process through good bookkeeping.

Please join us for the next Getting Into the Weeds session on Thursday, March 5th from 9:00 - 4:00 at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Halifax Airport.  Registration is required, the cost of the workshop is $50 and includes lunch.  Click here to register.

Excellent crop records are needed for:

  1. 1. On farm food safety documentation
  2. 2. Buyer requirements
  3. 3. Traceability
  4. 4. Evaluation of results - production and financial

This hands-on workshop will give you tools for recording and retrieving the information you need to satisfy the above requirements.

Participants will be using their own information to create a data file and enter records; not sample data. The instructor will be available to all participants to answer questions and provide guidance. Handouts will be provided. Please note there will be some pre-workshop prep by participants.

Upcoming Canada GAP workshops

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Canada GAP Workshops
The updated versions of the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals have been released and will take effect on April 1, 2020. Become familiar with these new updates at one of Perennia’s CanadaGAP workshops happening in March with Kim Best from Prospect Agri-Services. You can find the full details in the poster. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Registration is now open on our website.

Contact Us

Our Quality and Food Safety Team can help in a variety of ways. If you have training questions, contact Shelly MacDonald. If you need help with a regulatory issue, contact Rick Kane. If you have any other food safety concerns or questions contact Elaine Grant, and she will direct your query to the appropriate team member.