Viliam Zvalo is a horticulturist with Perennia, an integrated agriculture, food and bio-resource company based in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was created in June 2012 with the merger of AgraPoint, the Atlantic BioVenture Centre and AgriTECH Park.  Perennia provides extension services to Nova Scotia farmers as a public service under contract with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

This blog is intended to provide short, brief, conversational observations on issues impacting the production of vegetable crops for Nova Scotia and the Maritime climate. Please contact Viliam if more specific information is required.

Viliam provides expertise and horticultural advice to farmers and industry associations. He specializes in vegetable crops, value adding and new crop development.

With various federal and provincial agencies, he has participated in numerous projects in pest management, new crop development (sweet potato) and the introduction of new production and cropping systems (such as overwintering strategies, nutrient management, deep zone tillage and high tunnel production.) In addition Viliam has been collaborating with Atlantic BioVenture Centre in bio product and entire value chain development.

Viliam possesses a thorough knowledge of the Canadian and world agri-food industry, and an in depth understanding of consumer trends, niche markets and marketing. He has experience in product development, technical and marketing support and strategic planning.

He has also played an active role in international development working on projects in Asia and Caribbean.