Dr. Kevin Ker

Dr. Kevin Ker

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Grape and Wine Industry consultant,
KCMS Applied Research and Consulting, Fenwick, Ont.
Email: kker@kcms.ca
Phone: 905-892-7050
Fax: 905-892-7051

BSc Agr (Hon), Horticultural Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
MSc, Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
BEd, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
PhD, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.

4P30 - Grape Pest Management (Sessional lecturer)
2P99 – Grapevine Biology
2P45 – Grapevine Cultural Practices

Vine winter hardiness; MALB, integrated pest management, pesticide application technology; vineyard site suitability; viticultural practices and economics.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Fisher, H.K., H.W. Fraser, K. Ker, K. Slingerland, R. Brewster, W. Heinan and R. Dunford. 2009. Wind Machine Project Success: Better Data, Better Decisions, and Better Information Delivery. AJEV 60 (4):553A.
  • Fraser, H.W., K. Slingerland, K. Ker, H.K. Fisher, R. Brewster. 2009. Reducing Cold Injury to Grapes through the Use of Wind Machines. Final Report Can Advance Project ADV-161. 30 pp. 
  • Fraser, H.W., Slingerland, K., Ker, K., Fisher, H.K., Brewster, R. 2008. Wind Machines for Minimizing Cold Injury. Infosheet. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. February 2008.
  • Ker, K.W., Slingerland, K., Fraser, H., and Fisher, K.H. 2007. Ontario’s Experience with Wind Machines for Winter Injury Protection of Grapevines and Tender Fruit. pp.75-78 Proceedings “Understanding & Preventing Freeze Damage in Vineyards” Columbia, MO. December 5-6, 2007 107 pp
Dr. Kevin Ker