Wine Grower News

The Iowa, Nebraska & Minnesota tour with Dr. Richard Smart

Still Time to Submit Entries for the Mid-American Wine Competition

Results of Two Commercial Wisconsin Wine Competitions

7-16, IWGA Winemakers Roundtable – Prairie Crossing Winery- SW IA

7-28, MGGA Summer Picnic – Northern Hollow Winery

7-30, Pre-Harvest Vineyard & Winery Workshop – Indian Island Winery

8-8, Intro to Winemaking – Univ. of MO at Columbia

Clayton County Fair Amateur Wine & Beer Competition

8-9, Petite Pearl, Crimson Pearl & Verona Workshop - Cannon Falls, MN

FREE: Trellis Systems for Cold Climate Hybrid Grapes in Wisconsin

8-(9-19), Volunteer Now for the Iowa State Fair Wine Experience

2018 International Cold Climate Wine Competition

FREE: Classic UC Davis Grape Lectures Now Playing Online

FREE:  Precision Viticulture at a Glance Webinar Series

9-(13-15), Mead Making 201 – UC Davis

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Annual Rainfall Map Though 7-5-18

Midwest Growing Degree Day Maps

The ISU Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute is HIRING!

Marestail A Weed that Keeps Increasing

Hold that Bung until that barrel cools down.  Good Advice!

2018 Iowa State Fair Wine & Beer Competition Forms Now Online

Clayton County Fair Amateur Wine & Beer Competition

Results from the 2018 Indy International Wine Competition

Results from the 2018 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

2018 International Cold Climate Wine Competition

FREE:  Precision Viticulture at a Glance Webinar Series

6-18, Vineyard Mechanization & Management Workshop - IA

6-(20-22), Grapevine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo – Davenport, IA

Top 10 Wine Grapes in the U.S.

6-23, Richard Smart Viticulture Workshop – Soaring Wings Vineyard, NE

6-24, Vineyard Mgt. with Dr. Richard Smart – Round Lake Vineyards, MN

6-25, Improved Canopy Management & Trunk Disease Implications – MN

6-(28-29) Wine Chemistry Workshop – ISU Ames

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Annual Rainfall Map Though 6-14-18

2018 Iowa State Fair Wine & Beer Competition Forms Now Online

Clayton County Fair Amateur Wine & Beer Competition

The 5-16-18 SVB Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales Videocast Now Online

Tracking Grapevine Growth Stages

FREE: Year-long Series of Soil Health Webinars

FREE: Vineyard Nutrient Management Pub - Washington State

6-5, Small Scale Sparkling Winemaking – Cannon Falls Winery

6-(1,8,15,22,29), Craft Winemaking Series, 5 webinars from Enartis USA

6-(2-9), 16th Annual Winefest Des Moines 2018

FREE: Steps to Canopy Management – Ohio State University Video

FREE: 6-12, Precision Viticulture at a Glance, 1st webinar of a series

FREE: 6-14, Grape Grower Field Day – Elmaro Vineyard, WI

6-18, Vineyard Mechanization & Management Workshop - IA

6-(20-22), Grapevine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo – Davenport, IA

6-25, Improved Canopy Management & Trunk Disease Implications – MN

Grape Growing, Wine Making & Marketing Workshops – NDSU

6-(28-29) Wine Chemistry Workshop – ISU Ames

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U.S. Drought Monitor Map

Broadleaf Control in or Next to a Vineyard

2018 Iowa State Fair Wine & Beer Competition Forms Now Online

2018 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition Results

The NGP webinar series is now over for 2018

GrapeVine Magazine Best of the Midwest Wine Competition

USA Wine Ratings: First of its Kind Wine Competition in the U.S.

The Causal Impact of Medals on Wine Producers’- AAWE *****

5-18, Deadline to Register for VESTA Summer Classes

FREE: 5-22, Let's make it bubbly - Sparkling Wine Webinar – Enartis USA

6-(1,8,15,22,29), Craft Winemaking Series, 5 webinars from Enartis USA

6-5, Small Scale Sparkling Winemaking – Cannon Falls Winery

6-(2-9), 16th Annual Winefest Des Moines 2018

6-7, Intensive Wine Tasting Proficiency Training, ISU – Ames

6-18, Vineyard Mechanization & Management Workshop - IA

6-(20-22), Grapevine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo – Davenport, IA

6-25, Improved Canopy Management & Trunk Disease Implications – MN

7(16-17), UC Davis Extension Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program

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USA National Phenology Network Map

Pesticides and Pest Management (17 resources)

Grape Pest Identification (23 resources)

Wildlife Control (6 resources)

Pesticide Drift Management (22 resources)

Pesticide Regulation & Safety (13 resources)

Sprayer Calibration & Operation (10 resources)

Tank Mixing Pesticides (6 resources)

Sprayer Cleanout (3 resources)

Spray Nozzle Companies & Catalogs (8 resources) 

Sustainable Viticulture (13 resources)

Organic Viticulture (24 resources)

Biodynamic Viticulture (6 resources)

Weather (16 resources)

USDA Cooperative Extension Search Engine

Spring is HERE! We can start monitoring Growing Degree Days (GDD’s)

GrapeVine Magazine Best of the Midwest Wine Competition

Vineyard Mgr. Position Still Open – University of MO at Columbia

Mandatory Dicamba Training Required for Applicators

FREE: 2017 ISU Extension & Outreach Rural Life Poll Now Available

FREE: 5-7, Grapevine Nutrition Webinar – Virtual Viticulture Academy

FREE: 5-8, Last Northern Grapes Project Webinar– SO2 Management

FREE: 5-16, 2018 Direct to Consumer Wine Sales Videocast

FREE: 2018 State of the Wine Industry 2018 Report, 45 pp.

FREE: 5-22, Let's make it bubbly - Sparkling Wine Webinar – Enartis USA

6-(1,8,15,22,29), Craft Winemaking Series, 5 webinars from Enartis USA

6-5, Small Scale Sparkling Winemaking – Cannon River Winery

6-(5-6), Distillation Basics Workshop – Mountain Grove, MO

6-(2-9), 16th Annual Winefest Des Moines 2018

6-(20-22), Grapevine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo – Davenport, IA

7(16-17), UC Davis Extension Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program

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May is Iowa Wine Month

4-24-18, U.S. Drought Monitor Map

The NGWI is now the NGRA

Vineyard Manager Position - University of Missouri – Columbia

GrapeVine Magazine Best of the Midwest Wine Competition

Required Winter Chilling Hours for Grapes with U.S. Map

2018 Finger Lakes Intl. Wine Competition Results are Now Available

SARE Research Project Summaries and list of Grants Available

4-19, VitisGen & Upcoming 5-8 Northern Grape Project Webinars

4-21, Grapevine Pruning & Vineyard Prep Workshop - Cannon Falls, MN

Results of the 2018 California State Fair Wine Competition

4-(14 & 15), VESTA Wine Sensory Workshop – Green Bay, WI

4-(16 or 17), From Tank to Bottle Workshop II, Elmaro Vineyard – WI

4-19 WGGA Spring Vineyard School – Cambridge Winery, Cambridge, WI

6-(5-6), Distillation Basics Workshop – Mountain Grove, MO

6-(20-22), Grapevine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo – Davenport, IA

SCRI Trunk Disease Project Page – Bookmark this one!

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Total Number of Wineries in U.S. by State

4-10-18 National Drought Monitor Map

Upcoming Wine Competitions

FREE: 2018 MI Grape & Wine Conference Presentations Now Online

2017 Annual Iowa Native Wine Sales, Production & Inventory Report

FREE: Check out the NEW TTB Online Presentations

FREE: 3-26, How to measure alcohol with an electric ebulliometer

3-28, Deadline to Register: VIN 214 Spring Viticulture Technology

FREE: Promoting Beneficial Insects in Vineyards Webinar – USDA NRCS

4-(7&8), VESTA VIN 268 Wine & Must Analysis – Springfield, MO

4-10, 5-8, Upcoming Northern Grape Project & 4-19, VitisGen Webinars

4-14, Grapevine Pruning & Vineyard Prep Workshop - Cannon Falls, MN

4-(14 & 15), VESTA Wine Sensory Workshop – Green Bay, WI

4-(16 or 17), From Tank to Bottle Workshop II, Elmaro Vineyard – WI

4-(16-18), 5th Annual Inside Missouri Cooperage Tour- VESTA

4-19 WGGA Spring Vineyard School – Cambridge Winery, Cambridge, WI

6-(5-6), Distillation Basics Workshop – Mountain Grove, MO

6-(20-22), Grapevine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo – Davenport, IA

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Do you need a Certified Private Pesticide Applicators License? Probably.

2017/2018 VineSmith Winegrape Spray Guides - On Sale

FREE: 2 Grape Disease Mgt. ppt presentations from VA Tech Univ.

3-6 Deadline - 2018 International Amateur Wine Competition

3-(7-9), Show Me Grape & Wine Conference and Symposium – MO

FREE: 3-13, Next Northern Grape Project Webinar – Register Now!

3-(14-15), VESTA VIN 266 Wine Sensory Evaluation – St. Charles, MO

FREE: Presentations/Handouts from 2018 Fruit & Vegetable Conference

FREE: 3-15, First of VitisGen2 Webinar Series- Cornell University

3-(15-17), Cold Climate Conference – Bloomington, MN

4-(7&8), VESTA VIN 268 Wine & Must Analysis – Springfield, MO

4-(16 or 17), From Tank to Bottle Workshop II,  Elmaro Vineyard - WI

Mid-American Wine Competition will be held July 13-15, 2018

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Current U.S. Frost & Snow Depth Map

FREE: 2018 Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide

Iowa: Remember to Re-register Your Vineyard on Field Watch Program

Winemakers Research Exchange – Virginia

FREE: 2018 Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry Report, 45 pp.

FREE: USDA Report on Pesticide Residues in Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

2-(18-19), IWGA Conference

FREE: Northern Grapes Webinar Series is Back

FREE: 2-20, Bottling Stability Webinar from Enartis USA

2-(26-27), Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers – Scheman Building, Ames, IA

FREE: New Publication: Winery Establishment Considerations & Costs

2018 International Amateur Wine Competition

3-(7-9), Show Me Grape & Wine Conference and Symposium – MO

3-(14-15), VESTA VIN 266 Wine Sensory Evaluation – St. Charles, MO

FREE: 3-15, First of VitisGen2 Webinar Series- Cornell University

3-(15-17), Cold Climate Conference – Bloomington, MN

4-(7&8), VESTA VIN 268 Wine & Must Analysis – Springfield, MO

4-(9-19), Siebel Institute of Technology Brewing Microbiology Course

FREE: Wine Making Calculation Tools from Wine Business.com

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U.S. Drought Monitor Map

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