February Northern Grapes Webinar

Dear Northern Grapes Project Webinar participants:

The Northern Grapes Project Webinar Series:

A recording of the January 2017 Webinar “Integrated Disease Management Based on Cultivar Susceptibility and Fungicide Sensitivity” is now available online. Please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sTFsUcylDw&feature=youtu.be

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Announcing the February Webinar:

“Tales from the NE1020 Coordinated Variety Trials”

Tim Martinson
Cornell University

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central)

7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central)

With Tim Martinson, and NGP team members with variety trials in their state.

Confirmed participants (as of February 7th): Harlene Hatterman-Valenti (ND), Diana Cochran (IA), Terence Bradshaw (VT), Sonia Schloemann (MA), Anne Fennell (SD)

Since 2012, yield, fruit composition, and vine performance has been evaluated at experimental vineyards in ND, SD, NE, IA (2), MI (2), NY(2), VT, CT, and MA, as part of the “NE1020 Coordinated Variety Trial” multistate project. We chose to focus on Frontenac, with four to five years of field data at each site providing a window on how the climate and site characteristics influenced vine performance. Several challenges – including the 2014 polar vortex, and late spring frost (2015) – occurred at different locations, which illustrates some of the risks growers face. In the first half hour, Tim Martinson will summarize overall data trends. Then we will open it up to other project team members for informal questions and descriptions about trial results at their sites.

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The Northern Grapes Project was funded by the USDA’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Project #2011-51181-30850 and through the New York State Specialty Crops Block Program.

We thank the following organizations and businesses for their support of the Northern Grapes Webinar Series:

Grower Associations Sponsors

Iowa Wine Growers Association

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association

North Dakota Grape and Wine Association

Eastern Winery Exhibition

Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Michigan Wine Industry Council

Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association

Wisconsin Grape Growers Association

South Dakota State University Grape Program

Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance

Industry Gold Sponsors

Double A Vineyards

Agro K

Bevens Creek Vineyard & Nursery

Industry Silver Sponsors

Scott Labs