(Pre-registration is required)
This is a hybrid webinar-live workshop broadcast at two locations simultaneously for those interested in starting a wine grape vineyard in Michigan.
Who should attend? Established and emerging fruit growers; agribusiness and agency partners.When? 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Feb. 9, 2018
- Benton Harbor - Berrien County MSU Extension, 1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
- Traverse City - Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Fees: $100 Registration fee. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION
$30 Optional bulletin package. (After January 26, on-site bulletin availability is limited. Bulletins will be mailed following the event.)
The optional bulletin package (available for purchase) includes the following publications:
- E-2889 A Pocket Guide for Grape IPM Scouting in the North Central & Eastern United States
- E-2644 Vineyard Establishment I: Preplant Decisions
- E-2645 Vineyard Establishment II: Planting and Early Care of Vineyards
Meals: Lunch and breaks included
Registration Deadline: February 2, or until full.
Cancellation Policy: After January 19 a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018Registration
Soil Fertility-Carl Rosen, Minnesota
Site Selection-Duke Elsner, Michigan State
Wine Grape Varieties-Joe Fiola, Maryland
Management of Key Pests-Brad Baughman, Michigan State
Site Preparation –Duke Elsner, Michigan State
Planting and Care- Duke Elsner, Michigan State
Vine Training and Trellis Construction-Tom Todaro, Michigan State
Vineyard Establishment Costs-Hans Walter-Peterson, Cornell
Resources for Growers-Baughman
Wrap-up & Evaluation
* subject to change
Registration for Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 2, 2018.
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.