#218 - October 19, 2012

 

Alion – New Herbicide 4 Grapes – HUGE restrictions will limit its use!

 
Alion (indaziflam) is a new pre-emergence herbicide from Bayer Crop Science that was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April of this year. It has a new mode-of-action that inhibits cellulose biosynthesis and is classified as Group 29 by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). It controls a broad range of both grasses and broadleaves. It would be a good candidate to be used in a herbicide weed resistance rotation program. The most unique characteristic of this new herbicide is its VERY long weed control period. Bayer indicates in their literature that weed control can be achieved for up to 6 months with this product. It has Restricted Entry Interval (REI) of 12 hrs. and a Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) of 14 days. 2
 
Alion is packaged as a (19.05% indaziflam) suspension concentrate (SC) in quart containers. The approximate grower price runs around $460 qt. and has a use rate of 5 oz. ($72) per acre.
 
UNFORTUNATELY Alion has some VERY stringent RESTRICTIONS for its use in vineyards. I confirmed these restrictions when I consulted with a Bayer Crop Science technical representative over the phone this week. Note Restriction (C.) below. This restriction alone will prohibit the use of Alion in most if not all vineyards here in the Midwest. This is a list of just some of the major restrictions listed on the Alion label for use on grapes:
 
a. Do not use on soils with 20% or more gravel content.
b. Do not use on grapes grown on sand.
c. Use only in vineyards where grapes have been planted at least 12 inches deep or where there is at least 12 inches of soil area (berm) between the soil surface and the major portion of the root system.
d. Alion herbicide can only be applied to grapes that have been established for a minimum of 5 years after planting or transplanting and that exhibit good growth and vigor.
 
Further info on Alion from Bayer Crop Science can be found here: http://www.bayercropscience.us/products/herbicides/alion/
 

Fall Dormant Herbicide Applications in Vineyards

 
Dormant applications of pre-emergent herbicides in late fall to prevent weed germination next spring is a commonly used practice by corn and soybean producers. This frees up very valuable time needed to prepare for spring field preparation and planting. These dormant herbicide applications are applied when the average soil temperatures drop and stay below 50ºF. The primary method most herbicides breakdown is via microbial decomposition. Microbial activity drops rapidly when soil temperatures dip below 50ºF. This normally occurs around the last week of October in Iowa. A smaller amount of degradation can also occur via heat, chemical hydrolysis and sunlight. These pathways to degradation are why soil applied herbicides normally control weeds for only 5-8 weeks into the growing season.
 
The term "dormant application" for vineyard weed control in the fall is typically not specifically listed on herbicide labels, but the following pre-emergent herbicides can be applied in the fall and still stay within label requirements. Highly soluble herbicides prone to leaching are not recommended for dormant fall applications. Dormant herbicide applications work best when the higher labeled rates are applied. Here are some herbicides you may want to consider for dormant applications:
 
 
Herbicide Broadcast Rate/acre (i) Approx. cost/acre REI (j) Weeds Controlled
 Chateau WDG (flumioxazin)  6 - 12 oz.  $40 - $80  12 hrs. Annual broadleaves (a)
suppression of grasses
 Devrinol 50DF (napropamide)  8 lbs.  $80   Annual grasses & broadleaves (b)
 Goal 2XL (oxyfluorfen)  5 - 8 pt.  $55 - $88  24 hrs. Annual broadleaves (c)
suppression of grasses
 Kerb 50 WP (pronamide) (Restricted Use pesticide)  2 - 8 pt.  $90 - $360  24 hrs. Annual & perennial grasses & certain broadleaves (d)
 Princep 4L (simazine)  2 - 4 qt.  $17 - $34  12 hrs. Annual broadleaves & grasses (e)
 Princep 90DF(simazine)  2.2 - 4.4 lbs.  $10 - $20  12 hrs.  Annual broadleaves & grasses (e)
 Prowl 3.3 EC (pendimethalin) (non-bearing grapes only)  2.4 - 4.8 qt.  $28 - $56  24 hrs.  Annual grasses (f) suppression of broadleaves
 Prowl H20 (pendimethalin) (bearing & non-bearing)  3.2 - 6.3 qt.  $47 - $93  24 hrs.  Annual grasses & suppression of broadleaves (g)
 Solicam DF (norflurazon)  1.25 - 5 lbs.  $35 - $140  12 hrs.  Annual grasses, broadleaves &
suppression of yellow nutsedge (h)
 Surflan 4AS (oryzalin)  2 - 6 qt.  $23 - $69  12 hrs.  Annual grasses &
suppression of broadleaves
a. A maximum rate of 6 oz./ac. on soils with over 80% sand or gravel if vines are less than 3 yrs. old. Fall is the preferred method of application to grapes.
b. Apply to dormant vines. Use cultivation or irrigation to incorporate into the soil if no rainfall occurs within 24 hrs.
c. Use as a directed spray at the base of dormant vines. Do not apply to grapes less than 3 yrs. old unless vines are on a trellis wire a minimum of 3 ft. above the ground.
d. Apply only in the fall after harvest or early winter prior to soil freeze-up. Do not apply to vines less than 1 yr. old or fall transplanted stock transplanted less than 1 yr. or spring transplanted stock transplanted less than 6 months.
e. Do not apply to vineyards established less than 3 years or crop injury may occur. Do not use on gravely sand or loamy sand soils. Do not apply more than 4 qts. of the 4L or 4.4 lbs. of the DF per calendar year. Apply only once per calendar year.
f. Do not apply to vineyards that will be harvested within one year of application. Do not exceed 7.3 qts. per acre per year.
g. Apply to dormant vines.
h. If rainfall does not occur within 4 weeks after application, it must be incorporated mechanically or with irrigation. Allow a minimum of 24 months before planting to and application.
i. Rates are given as broadcast per acre. Banded rates need to be reduced relative to the surface area they cover per acre of vineyard.
j. Restricted entry interval.
 
Most vineyards will have numerous perennial and winter annual weeds growing under the wire. Post-emergent burndown herbicides like Aim EC(carfentrazone), Roundup(glyphosate) and Rely 280(glufosinate) can be tank-mixed with these pre-emergent herbicides to kill existing weeds. Translocated herbicides like Roundup and/or Rely work best when daytime temperatures are above 60ºF with sunny conditions. Chateau and Goal all have burndown properties of existing green weeds. The addition of crop oil concentrate will enhance these burndown properties. The addition of ½ to 1 oz. of Aim to Roundup or Rely will greatly increase their effectiveness on winter annuals and other broadleaf weeds.
 
One Caveat: The majority of people I am aware of who have applied dormant herbicides in their vineyard seem to be pleased with the results. But,….dormant herbicide applications do not perform well where soil erosion occurs under the wire on up and downhill vineyard rows. Weeds will quickly emerge where the herbicide treated soil has washed away. 4
 
Additional Resources:
 
2012 Midwest Small Fruit & Grape Spray Guide: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1375.pdf
 
Pesticide labels & MSDS sheets: http://www.cdms.net/LabelsMsds/LMDefault.aspx
 
Note: Pesticide Labels Change Often, Always Read and Follow Label Directions.
 

Invasive Stink Bug Confirmed in Iowa

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 13:57 | By Laura Jesse, Donald Lewis, Erin Hodgson, Duane Gissel
 marmorated stink bug
AMES, Iowa – Entomologists at Iowa State University have confirmed that Scott County has the first breeding infestations of brown marmorated stink bugs reported in Iowa.
 
Earlier in October, an alert ISU Master Gardener trained to watch for new invasive species took a stink bug specimen to the Scott County Extension Office. County extension horticulturist Duane Gissel made the tentative identification based on training materials provide through ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Master Gardener program. The specimen was submitted to the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic and confirmed as brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).
 
This week additional samples of stink bugs have been reported in the Davenport and Bettendorf area. The timing of the collections (mid-autumn on warm, sunny days) and the location of the live specimens indicates there are now established populations of BMSB in Scott County. Previous detections of BMSB in Iowa were hitchhikers transported in boxes or crates from the eastern United States.
 
BMSB was first identified in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2001. They spread rapidly and detections have been reported in 38 states as awareness of this invasive pest increased.
During the summer the stink bugs use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap from fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and field crops. On warm fall days the stinkbugs migrate to overwintering sites. They congregate on houses and buildings and accidentally wander inside in a manner similar to boxelder bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles. Stink bugs are named for the characteristic, disagreeable odor they produce, making the invasion even more distressing.
 
We need your help-
Specialists from Iowa State University and the state and federal departments of agriculture are tracking the presence of this and other invasive insects in the state. Please be on the lookout and report any suspicious stink bugs to your local county extension office or the ISU Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic. Reports can be made by emailing digital images to the clinic at insects@iastate.edu .
 
 

10-26, Elderberry Winemaking Workshop – Columbia, MO

 
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012
Where: Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar (Barrel Room) 811 East Walnut Street Columbia, MO 65201
Cost: $30 each which includes lunch and elderberry wine tasting,
Limited to first 100 registrants.
Questions: Contact Michael A. Gold. goldm@missouri.edu or 573-884-1448
 

11-(3 & 4) – VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop at Cedar Rapids, IA

 
Hillary SjolundWhere: The Hotel at Kirkwood, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids IA 52404.
 
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4
 
Who: Hillary Sjolund (right), owner and winemaker of Sonoris Wines. A native of California, Hillary graduated with a degree in Fermentation Science from UC Davis.
 
Sponsored by: National Science Foundation’s (VESTA) Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance
 
Schedule:
 
Day 1 (November 3)
8:45-9:00 am, Registration
9:00-10:00 am, Welcome and Introduction to Tasting
10:00-11:00 am, White Sensory Standards
11:00-12:00 pm, Red Sensory Standards
12:00-1:00 pm, Lunch
1:00-2:00, Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin
2:00-2:15, Break
2:15-3:30, Descriptive Analysis of White Wines
3:30-4:45, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines
4:45-5:00, Break
5:00-6:00, Wine Defects
 
Day 2 (November 4)
8:45-9:00 am, Registration
9:00-12:00 pm, Laboratory Investigating Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems
 
Cost: $110 per participant (includes instruction with wines, Saturday lunch, and Sunday breakfast). VESTA is offering a ½ price scholarship to the first 15 industry attendees (first come - first
serve). All reservations must be made by October 20th.
 
Register: by sending an e-mail with your phone, e-mail, and mailing address to lindblomr@nicc.edu , or calling Ronald at 563-556-5110 Extension 474. Payment will be collected at the door; cash or check only please.
 
Accommodations: The event offers two options for hotel accommodations-
 
Blocks of discounted hotel rooms at $129/night may be reserved at The Hotel at Kirkwood by calling 319-848-8700 and asking to reserve under the block "VESTA Wine Sensory Workshop".
 
Discounted hotel rooms are also available nearby at $84.99/night at The Cedar Rapids AmericInn by calling 319-632-1800 and asking to reserve under the block "CRSGRP Northeast Iowa Community College". You may e-mail the hotel at cedarrapids.ia@americinn.com . The hotel address is 8910 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
 
Questions: Contact Ronald Lindblom, VESTA Coordinator, Science Instructor
Northeast Iowa Community College
8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA. 52068
Ph:563-556-5110 ext. 474 or lindblomr@nicc.edu
 
 
Carbonic maceration
Whole, uncrushed grapes are fermented in a sealed vat containing a layer of carbon dioxide. This results in fruity, soft and distinct red wines. These wines have little tannin and are immediately drinkable. This is the method used throughout France's Beaujolais region.
 
 

11-3, Herbicide Drift Seminar and Webinar – Lincoln, NE

 
When: 9 a.m. to 4pm Saturday, November 3, 2012
Where: Southeast Community College, 301 South 68th St. Lincoln, NE 68510
 
Herbicide drift has been a problem for America’s vineyards for decades. It arrests plant growth, may cause plant death, and kills the crop. The early spring this year created conditions that exposed many northern states vineyards to high levels of damage and economic loss from 2,4-D. The NWGGA ad hoc 2,4-D Committee has been working on your behalf, bringing together resources help you understand the damage pesticide drift can cause in your vineyard and what resources you have available to you before, during and after a drift incident. This seminar is a cooperative effort of NWGGA, University of Nebraska Viticulture, and The Northern Grapes Project. In this seminar, you will learn the history of harmful herbicides, how drift occurs, the visual symptoms of each 2,4-D, glyphosate and dicamba and the harm they can do to grapes, how to mitigate the damage to rescue your plants, how to estimate your losses to a drift incident, how Driftwatch and similar programs work for you, how various states Departments of Agriculture Pesticide Investigation work and their objectives, examples of current and past investigations, differing statutes between states, what’s coming in the future – good and bad, your responsibilities when drift happens to you, and what your liability can become for the pesticides you spray in your vineyard.
 
Preliminary Agenda:
8:00 am: Registration with coffee & rolls.
9:00 am: Welcome & Introductions.
Recap spring 2012 herbicide drift damage in Nebraska - what prompted this seminar, and
Statement of objective - what you will learn, information you can use from this session.
How to identify herbicide drift.
How to take care of affected plants.
How to document your loss to herbicide drift.
Who to call when your vineyard is hit by herbicide.
What are your expectations? - NWGGA 2,4-D Committee
2,4-D and other herbicides - history in the grape industry. - Mike White - Iowa State University
Break
How spray drift affected Nebraska grapes and NE-1020 varieties. - Dr. Paul Read, University of Nebraska
Noon - Lunch Break
The Northern Grapes Project - Dr. Tim Martinson, Cornell University Extension
Economic loss of crop, vines and sales.- Dr. Tim Martinson
Restricted use areas in New York.
VineBalance section review
Afternoon break
Nebraska Driftwatch - Craig Romary
Iowa Pesticide Drift Consultants - Mike White, Iowa State University
Roundtable - What to expect in the future - climate and technology advances.
Summary - Review seminar objectives.
Discuss: Plan of Action & topics for follow-up herbicide seminars.
4:00 pm: Concluding remarks.
 
Seminar fee is $20 per on-site attendee registered by October 26th. Late registration is $25. Fee includes SCC registration cost, morning coffee & rolls, sandwich buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon break refreshments. Please make your check out to NWGGA and mail to NWGGA c/o Cathleen Oslzly, P.O. Box 5502, Lincoln NE 68505, phone (402)-781-9213.
 
Webinar Participants
 
Registration is free, but required. To register, fill out the online form posted at: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvF8oriwkQLOcAZ
 
Registration is open until 8am (eastern) on November 1st. Prior to the webinar, those who registered will be sent the web address (URL) and connection instructions for the session. This email will likely come from the Southeast Community College Continuing Education office. PLEASE NOTE: Only those who complete the online registration form will receive connection details to participate in the webinar. Even if you have registered for past webinars through the Northern Grapes Project, you still must register for this webinar in order to receive the email.
 
Due to the limited number of connections, we encourage web participants to "buddy-up" in groups of three or more.
 

11-(13 & 14) Iowa ABD Conference – Sioux City

 Oct. 31 registration Deadline
 
The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission (Commission) today announced that it will be hosting Symposium 21: From Production to Consumption this fall to engage alcohol policy makers, industry professionals, local authorities and prevention experts in a discussion on the role of the three-tier regulatory framework in the alcohol marketplace.
 
The symposium will be held on November 13 and 14, at the Convention Center in Sioux City, and will feature a number of expert speakers from across Iowa and the nation. Panels will present on topics covering the history, current state and future of alcohol regulation.
 
"With the three tier system and individual state control under scrutiny around the nation, we want to have an open, informative and frank discussion about the benefits of the Iowa model for alcohol distribution, regulation and revenue generation," said Commission Chairperson Jim Clayton.
 
Symposium 21 will provide an opportunity for a concentrated, in depth analysis of the alcohol control state model and idea sharing to improve compliance with alcohol laws. Participants will also engage in the conversation to enact policies that protect public health and safety.
 
"While most Americans are familiar with our nation’s infamous ‘dry’ period, few fully recognize the importance of the regulatory framework that followed the repeal of national Prohibition," said Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) Administrator Stephen Larson. "Today, the three-tier distribution system still plays a pivotal role in curbing abuses prevalent in the pre-Prohibition era."
 
Registration for Symposium 21 is now open. Visit Symposium21.com or IowaABD.com for more information. Registration fee is only $30 and participants are eligible to earn 6.0 hours CEUs, alcohol and drug specific.
 
The Commission and ABD partnered with Iowa Interactive for Symposium21.com and online registration.
 

11-(18-19), 12th Annual Iowa Organic Conference – Iowa City

 
The 12th Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Sunday & Monday, November 18-19, 2012 at the University of Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City, Iowa. Featured sessions will include:
 
How to Transition to Organic Farming
Market Innovations
Organic Grains, Fruit and Vegetables in the Local Food System
Marketing Skills and Incentives
Organic Livestock and the New Pasture Rule
Surviving the Drought and Organic Crop Insurance
Farm Bill Update
Over 35 Vendors and Educational Displays
 
The Keynote Speakers will be:
Will Allen – Growing Power Inc.
Dr. Fred Kirschenmann - Organic Farmer and Distinguished Fellow at the ISU Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
 
 

11-20 – Deadline to Register for USDA FSA NAP Crop Disaster Insurance

 
November 20 is the deadline to register with the USDA FSA Non-Insured Crop Disaster Insurance Program for apples, apricots, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears and blueberries next year. NAP covers the amount of loss greater than 50 percent of the expected production based on the approved yield and reported acreage.
 
Producers need to contact their local county USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for details and to apply.
 
 

12-5, Home Winemaking Workshop - Mountain Grove, MO

 
What: Home Winemaking Workshop for new and experienced winemakers
Where: Missouri State University – Mountain Grove Campus
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, 12-5-12
Cost: $30 each for materials and lunch
Registration: Please register by Nov. 30th. Space is limited.
 

1-7-13, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam - Iowa State University

 Society of Wine Educators
The Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute is hosting a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam at Iowa State University at 2pm on Monday, January 7th, 2013.
 
More information about the Society of Wine Educators can be found here: http://www.societyofwineeducators.org/
 
More information about the CSW exam dates and registration can be found here: https://societyofwineeducators.secure.force.com/Calendar
 
 
Questions: Mike White: mlwhite@iastate.edu or 515-681-7286
 

Register Now

 Feb. 21 to 23, 2013 – St. Paul, MN
 
 Cold Climate Conference 2013
 
 
U.S. Drought Monitor map: October 16, 2012
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/monitor.html  
 
 
 
ISU Extension and Outreach has put together an Online resource for dealing with this season’s drought.
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/topic/recovering-disasters  
 
 
 
NEW! FREE Midwest Wide CLASSIFIEDS for vineyards and wineries at Midwest Wine Press here:
http://midwestwinepress.com/classifieds/
 
 

Notable Quotables

 
"Rimmerman is the founder and sole owner of Garagiste, the world’s largest e-mail-based wine business. With 136,000 subscribers, Rimmerman says that Garagiste does, on average, $30 million in annual sales offered exclusively through his long, florid, self-mythologizing daily e-mails."
 
From: Drunk with Power, 10-10-12 – The New York Times
 
"2012 Economic Impact Study of America’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Retailers" underscores the significant role that retail beverage licensees have on the national, state and local economies by providing nearly 1.45 million direct jobs. The total economic impact of America’s beer, wine and spirits retail industry is more than $184 billion."
 
 
"In 2012, vineyards and wineries received at least $1.5 million in federal taxpayer funds to assist with their grape-growing endeavors."
 
From: Senator Tom Coburn’s (U.S. Senator – Oklahoma) recently released "Waste Book 2012"  #46 Vineyards’ cups overfloweth – (Department of Agriculture) $1.5 million. p. 77
 
"Vine protection in 2010 required an average sixteen sprayings with agro-chemicals. However, the vast majority of these (80 percent) were needed to combat fungal diseases, with just 10 percent used for pest control and a further 10 percent to kill weeds."
 
From: Chemical Weed Control Soon to be Absolete in France, 10-19-12 – La journee Vinicoli.com
 
"Zuehlke identified a sweet spot where the combo treatment had the greatest efficacy. With temperatures of 15 C (59 F) and below, a molecular sulfur dioxide concentration of 0.25 mg/L was sufficient to control the three strains of Brett that he tested in the laboratory, preventing the emergence of undesirable aromas and flavors."
 
From: Student Combines Temperature and Sulfur Dioxide to Control Brett in Wine, 10-19-12 – Washington State University – Voice of the Vine: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3cd4b2a328519c34e51f46c1d&id=5b51f6cfec&e=7deb4ed631
 

Marketing Tidbits

 
1. Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute Marketing homepage: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/wine/marketing
 
2. The pros and cons of Online wine sales, 10-10-12 – Washington Post
 
3. Six Steps for Increasing Tasting Room Sales, 10-17-12 – Midwest Wine Press: http://midwestwinepress.com/2012/10/17/six-tasting-room-sales-techniques-to-increase-your-revenue/
 
4. Who are the wine consumers, 10-18-12 –Jamaica Observer: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/food/Who-are-the-wine-consumers-_12773967
 

Neeto Keeno WWW Stuff

 
1. NY: Garagsite - the world’s largest e-mail base wine business: http://garagiste.com/
 
2. 2012 Salary Survey (Salaries up 3%) from the October Issue of Wine Business Monthly, pp. 56-65: http://www.winebusiness.com/wbm/?go=getDigitalIssue&issueId=5686
 

Videos of Interest

 
1. Cut Wine Bottles with Yarn, YouTube – 1:32 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbaI2vDgdEw
 

Articles of Interest

 
1. The Effect of Winemaking Technique and Oxygen Exposure During Storage on Rosé Wine Quality 10-8-12 – the Academic Wino:
 
2. Registering Wineries as "Food Facilities", 10-9-12 – Wine America:
 
3. MO: Local Wineries Create Missouri’s Newest Wine Trail, 10-10-12 – Perryville News:
 
4. Hanna Instruments, Inc. Launches Redesigned Mini Automatic Titrators for Wine Analysis (S02 & TA), 10-10-12 – WineBusiness.com:
 
5. Table Grapes vs Wine Grapes, 10-10-12 – Wine Folley Blog
 
 
7. IA: Kurt Schade Says That Schade Creek May Never Open to the Public, 10-13-12 – Waukee Patch:
 
8. The Effect of Light and Temperature Exposure on Wine Color Development: The Role of Bottle Color and Weight, 10-15-12 – the Academic Wino:
 
9. Wine Beers Start Spreading Across the US., 10-17-12 – the Drinks Business:
 
10. WA: WSU to dedicate site of wine science center in Richland, 10-18-12 – Tri County News:
 
11. Top 10 Useful’s Items on the TTB’s Website, 10-19-12 – Wine Compliance Alliance:
 

Calendar of Events

 
10-26, Elderberry Wine Making Workshop, Columbia, MO: Details here: http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/events/
 
11-(1-3), 20th Annual Small Farm Trade Show & Conference – Boone County Fairgrounds, Columbia, MO. Sponsored by Small Farm Today Magazine: http://www.smallfarmtoday.com/trade-show.html
 
11-(3 & 4), VESTA Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop at The Hotel at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, IA. Contact Ron Lindblom at NICC: ph:563-556-5110 ext. 474 or lindblomr@nicc.edu
 
11-3, Herbicide Drift Seminar at Southeast Community College – Lincoln, NE. Details here: http://www.nebraskawines.com/events/
 
11-(13 & 14), Iowa ABD Conference – Sioux City, Oct. 31 registration deadline. Full Details: http://www.iowaabd.com/about/updates/press_release/87
 
11-15, Commercial Grape and Wine Workshop - A Practical Approach, Ohio State Univ. South Centers’ Endeavor Center 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon. See OGEN 10-12-12 newsletter for details: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/grapeweb/pageview.asp?id=783
 
11-(18-19), 12th Annual Iowa Organic Conference – University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA. Registration: http://iowaorganicconference.eventbrite.com/
 
11-28 to 12-1, VitiNord & International Cold Climate Grape and Wine Conference - Neubrandenburg, Germany. Details: http://www.vitinord-nb2012.org
 
12-5, Wine Industry Expo – Sonoma County Fairgrounds: http://www.wineindustryexpo.com/
 
12-5, Home Winemaking Workshop, Missouri State University at Mountain Grove, MO: Details: http://mtngrv.missouristate.edu/mtngrvcellars/AdvHomeWinemaking.htm
 
1-(20-22)-13, Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference at The Wilderness Hotel & Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells. http://www.waga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&Itemid=78
 
1-(29-31)-13, Unified Grape & Wine Consortium at the Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA http://www.unifiedsymposium.org/
 
1-31 to 2-2-13, Illinois Vintners & Grape Growers Assn. Conference – Crown Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL.
 
2-(5-8)-13, Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Details here: http://www.wawgg.org/
 
2-(5-6)-13, Viticulture 2013 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY. New York Wine & Grape Foundation: http://vit2013.com/Home_Page.php
 
2-(5-6)-13, Northern Grapes Symposium (in conjunction with Vit 2013, details later.
 
2-(7-9)-13, Midwest Grape & Wine Conference & Trade Show – St. Charles, MO Convention Center: Details: http://www.midwestgrapeandwineconference.com/
 
2-(13-15), Michigan Grape & Wine Conference, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center – East Lansing, MI. Details: http://www.michiganwines.com/page.php?menu_id=77
 
2-(21-23)-13, Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA) Cold Climate Conference – Crown Plaza, St. Paul. MN. Details: http://mngrapegrowers.com/conference
 
2-28 to 3-2 –13, 16th Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Conference, Holiday Inn – Kearney, NE. Details later: http://agronomy.unl.edu/viticulture
 
3-(6-7)-13, Eastern Winery Exposition at Lancaster County Convention Center & Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, PA: http://easternwineryexposition.com/
 
3-(12-14)-13, Wineries Unlimited at Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA: http://www.wineriesunlimited.com/
 
3-(14-16)-13, Iowa Wine Growers Assn. Annual Conference at the West Des Moines Mariott. Details later: http://www.iowawinegrowers.org
 
 
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