Wine Grower News

Information in this issue includes:

  • WineAmerica Music Licensing Survey
  • The Global Masters Competition – Expensive but Worth Considering
  • FREE: New publication dealing with “Volatile Acidity” – Univ. of MO
  • 5-16, FREE: Gas Management & Bottling Webinar
  • 5-16, Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training – ISU
  • 5-21, Iowa Winemakers Roundtable – Breezy Hills Winery at Minden, IA
  • FREE: Three UMN/NCSARE Minnesota Vineyard Workshops
  • 5-(22 & 29), FREE: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Sales Webinars
  • 5-22, FREE: Understanding & Managing Soil Biology for Soil Health & Crop Production
  • 5-31, FREE: Vignole Vineyard Establishment Field Day – MO
  • 6-(10-14), Craft Distilling Operations & Technology Course – Chicago, IL
  • FREE: 6-12, Webinar - Mid-Season Management Strategies
  • 6-13, Southwest Michigan Viticulture Days*****
  • 6-(24-28), Craft Cider Course – Siebel Institute - Chicago, IL
  • Marketing Tidbits   
  • Videos of Interest     
  • Notable Quotables   
  • Blast from the Past  
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events    
  • Classified Ads   

Information in this issue includes:

  • FREE: New 2017 Census of Agriculture Data Now available
  • Botegha ES, New Organic Biological Insecticide from Certis USA
  • FREE: Proper Vine Tying Publication, 6 pp.
  • Critical Cold Temperatures for Grape Buds
  • Results of the 2019 Finger Lakes Interntional Wine Competition
  • 5-(6,8,9), Everything You Want to Know About Bottling Webinar Series
  • 5-(15 & 22), United States Association of Cider Makers Pommelier Exams
  • 5-16, Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training – ISU
  • 5-(22 & 29), FREE: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Sales Webinars
  • 5-22, FREE: Understanding & Managing Soil Biology for Soil Health & Crop Production
  • FREE: 6-12, Webinar - Mid-Season Management Strategies
  • 6-13, Southwest Michigan Viticulture Days*****
  • Marketing Tidbits   
  • Videos of Interest     
  • Show n Tell
  •  Notable Quotables  
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events      
  • Classified Ads   
  • Map of the Number of Farms in the U.S.

Information in this issue includes:

  • USDA Ag & Food Research – Sustainable Ag Systems Grant Program
  • FREE: Interactive Grape Disease Management by Mizho Nitz, Ph.D.
  • FREE:  Ten PA Wine Marketing & Research Board Presentations*****
  • FREE: Toxicity of Common Lawn, Garden & Ornamental Pesticides in IA
  • Grapevine Bleeding
  • 4-17, Practical Guide to Midwest Winemaking with Clark Smith – ISU
  • EveryWine – List of 70 Wine Competitions
  • 4-18, Music to my Glass with Clark Smith – WineFest Des Moines
  • ISU Viticulture Weather Station Reports
  • 4-18, FREE Vitis Gen Webinar – Cold Climate Flavor Challenges
  • 4-22, FREE Webinar: Practices for Promoting Vineyard Sustainability
  • 4-(22 & 23), Making the most of Cold Climate Grapes - Wisconsin
  • 5-7, SMWGA Vineyard Nutrition Workshop  -  Waconia, MN
  • 6-(4-5), Distillation Basics Workshop – Mountain Grove, MO
  • Marketing Tidbits  
  • Show n Tell
  • Notable Quotables  
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events      
  • Classified Ads 

 Information in this issue includes:

  • “Grape Expectations” in Oct. 07  Univ. of Iowa Alumni Magazine
  • 5 New Vine/Wine Classes Start Up Jan. 7, 2008 at DMACC in Ankeny, IA
  • ISU Winery & Vineyard Feasibility Workbooks and Videos VERY Popular
  • New October 2007 Iowa Vineyard and Winery Map
  • Pre-Holiday Season - Tasting Room Management Workshop
  • Notes from the Wildlife Discussion Group Meeting – 4-19-07 in Des Moines
  • Photo Booth - A Marketing Idea You Might Want to Consider
  • FACTS AND FIGURES From  “Free The Grapes” New Book - “Wine Across America –
  • A Photographic Road Trip Across America”
  • Quote of the Week Neeto-Keeno
  • WWW Stuff

Information in this issue includes:

 

  • EPA now requires specific “Paraquat” training for certified applicators
  • Winegrapes exempt from FSMA Produce Safety Rules
  • FREE NEW Publication:  Ensuring Food Safety: Wineries
  • A Short fungicide resistance survey for YOU to take.
  • New: APHIS Launches Pests & Diseases Webpage
  • National Clean Plant Network  Newsletter Focused on Grapes, 8 pp.
  • Top 50 Agriculture Universities in the World
  • New! FREE! 2019 Michigan Hop Management Guide – 21 pp.
  • ISU Viticulture Weather Station Reports
  • 4-4, FREE Webinar - Oxygen Management to Optimize Sulfite Additions
  • 4-9, WGGA Spring Vineyard School – Ripon, WI
  • 4-(11-12), Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop – Mitchell, SD
  • 4-17, Practical Guide to Midwest Winemaking with Clark Smith - ISU
  • 4-18, Music to my Glass with Clark Smith – WineFest Des Moines
  • 4-18, FREE Vitis Gen Webinar – Cold Climate Flavor Challenges
  • 4-22, FREE Webinar: Practices for Promoting Vineyard Sustainability
  • 4-(22 & 23), Making the most of Cold Climate Grapes - Wisconsin
  • 5-7, SMWGA Vineyard Nutrition Workshop  -  Waconia, MN
  • 5-10, Deadline to Enter 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Marketing Tidbits  
  • Show n Tell (my SD, MT, WY, NE trip)
  • Notable Quotables  
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads

Information in this issue includes:

  • Comments to EPA on Captan due by 11 P.M. (CST) Friday, March 15th
  • 4-9, Spring Vineyard School – Ripon, WI
  • 3-19, FREE Webinar - Building Your Digital Strategy for 2019
  • 3-19, FREE Webinar – The Basics of Wine Analysis
  • 3-20, FREE UNL Viticulture Field Day – Pawnee, NE
  • 3-21, FREE Vitis Gen Webinar: Computer Use in Grape Breeding
  • FREE Virginia Tech Ripe Rot Research Update 2019 – 26 slides
  • 3-(21-23), MT Grape & Wine Association 5th Annual Conference
  • 3-23, Vineyard Field Day – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery - MN
  • 3-26, FREE Webinar - Oxygen Management: From Harvest To Bottle
  • 3-28, Sterile Filtration & Mobil Bottling Workshop – Ft. Dodge, IA
  • 3-29, Deadline to Register for VESTA Vin 214
  • 4-(2-3), 6th Annual – Inside Missouri Cooperage Tour
  • 4-9, WGGA Spring Vineyard School – Ripon, WI
  • 4-(11-12), Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop – Mitchell, SD
  • 5-7, SMWGA Vineyard Nutrition Workshop  -  Waconia, MN
  • 5-10, Deadline to Enter 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Marketing Tidbits  
  • Show n Tell  
  • Notable Quotables  
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads   
  • USGS Current Flooding Maps by State

Information in this issue includes:

  • Northwest Missouri’s Jowler Creek Winery Wins Gold for Sustainability
  • 2018 Annual Iowa Native Wine Sales, Production & Inventory Report
  • Hot off the Press: New 2019 – 2020 VineSmith Spray Guides
  • KS Senate Bill to Proclaim Chambourcin & Vignoles State Wine Grapes
  • “Homeplate” – New Organic Non-selective Burndown Herbicide
  • Upcoming Wine Competitions
  • 2-(24-26), IGGVA Annual Conference – Walkers Bluff Winery – IL
  • FREE: 2-25 Managing Disease Resistance in the Vineyard – Webinar
  • 3-(6-8) Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium
  • FREE: 3-7, Oxygen Mgt. – How to Extend Wine Shelf Life - Webinar
  • 3-23, Vineyard Field Day – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
  • Marketing Tidbits   
  • Notable Quotables  
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Blast from the Past   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events      
  • Classified Ads 

 

In this issue:

6 - Cold Injury Document

7 - Cold Injury Videos

23 - Grape Pruning Documents

41 - Grape Pruning Videos

 4 - Handheld Pruner Equipment Videos

 7 - Mechanical Pruning Videos

10 - ID & Mgt of Grapevine Trunk Disease Resources

 4 - Grape Pruning Wound Treatment Application Videos

 

Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/wine/

 

Information in this issue includes:

  • “Itasca” variety name can now be put on the label
  • Hot off the Press: New 2019 – 2020 VineSmith Spray Guides
  • FREE: 4 New ISU “Woodworking for Wildlife” pubs to enhance your
  • 2018 Certified Sustainable Annual Report from California          
  • FREE: IA ABD Mobile Application to Help Validate Age to Purchase
  • 2-(17-18) Iowa Wine Growers Association Annual Conference
  • FREE: 2-19, Oxygen in Wine Webinar – Texas A & M Extension
  • 2-23, MGGA CCC “As They Sleep We Grow”- UMN Landscape Arboretum
  • 2-(24-26), IGGVA Annual Conference – Walkers Bluff Winery – IL
  • 3-(6-8)  Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium
  • FREE: Latest Economic State Fact Sheets from USDA ERS
  • 3-23, Vineyard Field Day – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
  • Marketing Tidbits   
  • Notable Quotables  
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Blast from the Past   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads
  • Fruit & Nut Growers
  • Top 5 Concerns by Region of U.S.

Information in this issue includes:

 

  • Midwest winners of the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • WineAmerica Anonymous Herbicide Drift Survey
  • FREE: 2 New Food Safety Pubs for Table Grapes and Wine Grapes
  • VESTA & MO Department of Workforce Development
  • FREE: Webinars - At Hitchhikers’ Guide to Precision Viticulture
  • FREE: 1-23, SVB Followup to their 2019 State of Wine Annual Webinar
  • FREE: 1-(23-24), Live Keynote Presentations at DTC Wine Symposium
  • FREE: New Pub: Functional Biodiversity in the Vineyard
  • 2-(1+2), ND Grape & Wine Association Conference – Mandan, ND
  • FREE: 2-7, Northern Grapes Project – Sour Rot Webinar
  • VESTA & MO Department of Workforce Development
  • 2-(17-18) Iowa Wine Growers Association Annual Conference
  • 2-23, MGGA CCC “As They Sleep We Grow”- UMN Landscape Arboretum
  • 2-(24-26), IGGVA Annual Conference – Walkers Bluff Winery – IL
  • 7-(7-12), 11th Intl. Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases – BC, Canada
  • Show n Tell   
  • Marketing Tidbits    
  • Notable Quotables  
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Neeto – Keeno   
  • Blast from the Past   
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads

 

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