Kevin W. Ker
PhD, P.Ag., B.Sc.Agr., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Research Associate
Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI)
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario L2A 3A1
Ph: (905) 688-5550 ext. 4717
fax: (905) 688-3104

KEVIN KER, PhD, P.Ag., B.Sc.Agr., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Kevin is the principal consultant of KCMS. He is an internationally recognized specialist in research and advisory services for grape and tender fruit production (nutrition, cultivar selection, vineyard and orchard design and development) along with being Canada's most experienced IPM (Integrated Pest Management) specialist for these crops.

Kevin has delivered seminars and research results across Canada, the US and internationally including Australia and New Zealand. He has authored and co-authored factsheets, grower articles, workbooks and seminars for government agencies and the academic community. Kevin has completed university graduate training in horticulture, environmental biology, IPM and is the last stages of completing his dissertation for his PhD.

Kevin holds the position of Research Associate with the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI - Brock University) and lecturer in the 4 year B.Sc. Oenology and Viticulture degree program.

  • Chair of the Ontario Grape and Wine Research Committee ( member since 1980)
  • Member of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists ( P.Ag.)
  • Member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada
  • Member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture
  • Member of the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching (ISATT)
  • Member of the US Viticulture and Oenology Extension Group
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