Wine Grower News

Joe Hannan, ISU's new Viticulture Specialist will now be in updating and revamping the new newsletter for growers. For more updates and information on grapes you can follow his website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/viticulture/

Here is his first issue: Viticulture Newsletter March 2020

 

 

Information in this issue includes:

  • 7-5, Entry Deadline for Mid-American Wine Competition – Ankeny, IA
  • DNA Test Available to Identify that Rogue Grape Cultivar
  • Register Now for the International Cold Climate Wine Competition
  • FREE: Three UMN/NCSARE Minnesota Vineyard Workshops
  • FREE: Sign Up Now for the Wine Experience at the Iowa State Fair
  • 2019 Iowa State Fair Wine Competition
  • FREE: 7-18,  Webinar from UC Davis on U.S. Labor Crisis Status
  • July/Aug Vineyard Tailgates Dates Set – Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • 8-3, Pre-Harvest Educational Day with the University of Minnesota
  • 8-(5,7 & 12) August Workshops from UW-Madison Fermentation Sciences
  • Marketing Tidbits 
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Notable Quotables
  • Show n Tell   
  • Neeto – Keeno     
  • Blast from the Past  
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events    
  • Classified Ads   

Gone Fishing. Last Issue of Wine Grower News

Information in this issue includes:

  • 6-28, Entry Deadline for Mid-American Wine Competition – Ankeny
  • Register Now for the International Cold Climate Wine Competition
  • Should we be removing old bark from out grapevines?
  • FREE: Northern Crush – New magazine about cold climate wine!
  • FREE: Three UMN/NCSARE Minnesota Vineyard Workshops
  • FREE: Sign Up Now for the Wine Experience at the Iowa State Fair
  • 6-25, Vineyard Workshop with Dr. Richard Smart – Eudora, KS
  • 6-27, MO Grape Growers & MO Vintners Association Annual Meeting
  • 2019 Iowa State Fair Wine Competition
  • July/Aug Vineyard Tailgates Dates Set – Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • 8-(5,7 & 12) August Workshops from UW-Madison Fermentation Sciences
  • Marketing Tidbits 
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Notable Quotables
  • Show n Tell   
  • Neeto – Keeno     
  • Blast from the Past  
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads   
  • 6-21-19 U.S. Year to Date % of Normal Rainfall
  • 6-20-19 Midwest Growing Degree Days

Information in this issue includes:

  • 6-28, Entry Deadline for Mid-American Wine Competition – Ankeny,
  • Results from the Indy International Wine Competition
  • FREE: 18 - Produce Safety Podcasts to Help Comply with FSMA
  • FREE: 2019 SVB Insights for Successful Consumer Wine Sales
  • Interactive U.S. Plant Hardiness Zones – 2000, 2010 & 2040
  • FREE: Northern Crush – New magazine about cold climate wine!
  • FREE: Three UMN/NCSARE Minnesota Vineyard Workshops
  • 2019 Iowa State Fair Wine Competition
  • FREE: Savor: Nebraska Craft Wine - a NET documentary
  • 6-2, NWGGA Viticulture Education Field Day – Raymond, NE
  • 6-(7,11 & 18), WGGA Vineyard Walks – Wisconsin
  • 6-(10-14), Craft Distilling Operations & Technology Course – Chicago, IL
  • FREE: 6-11, 40 min. Proactive Protein Stabilization Webinar
  • FREE: 6-12, Webinar - Mid-Season Management Strategies
  • 6-13, Southwest Michigan Viticulture Days*****
  • 6-18, Dr. Richard Smart Field Day – Kirkwood Community College – IA
  • 6-(24-28), Craft Cider Course – Siebel Institute - Chicago, IL
  • 6-27, MO Grape Growers & MO Vintners Association Annual Meeting
  • Marketing Tidbits 
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Notable Quotables
  • FREE: Understanding the Customer Webinar from Wine Direct   
  • Show n Tell   
  • Neeto – Keeno     
  • Blast from the Past  
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads   
  • 5-31-19 U.S. Year to Date % of Normal Rainfall
  • 5-30-19 Midwest Growing Degree Days

Information in this issue includes:

  • Iowa Wineries Can Now Serve Canned Cocktails
  • FREE: Northern Crush – New magazine about cold climate wine!
  • FREE: Savor: Nebraska Craft Wine - a new NET documentary
  • 5-21, Iowa Winemakers Roundtable – Breezy Hills Winery at Minden, IA
  • FREE: Latest Iowa Farmland Value & Cash Rent Surveys
  • 5-(22 & 29), FREE: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Sales Webinars
  • 5-22, FREE: Understanding & Managing Soil Biology for Soil Health & Crop Production
  • 2019 IA, IL, MN, NE & WI State Fair Wine Competitions
  • FREE: Three UMN/NCSARE Minnesota Vineyard Workshops
  • 5-29, FREE: Seasonal Wine Marketing Webinar
  • 5-31, FREE: Vignole Vineyard Establishment Field Day – MO
  • 6-(7,11 & 18), WGGA Vineyard Walks – Wisconsin
  • 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
  • 6-27, MO Grape Growers & MO Vintners Association Annual Meeting
  • Marketing Tidbits 
  • Videos of Interest   
  • Notable Quotables    
  • Show n Tell   
  • Neeto – Keeno     
  • Blast from the Past  
  • Articles of Interest      
  • Calendar of Events     
  • Classified Ads   

Vineyard Pest Management Resource Issue

  • Pesticides and Pest Management (17 resources)
  • Grape Pest Identification (24 resources)
  • Grapevine Trunk Disease (7 resources)
  • Wildlife Control (6 resources)
  • Pesticide Drift Management (21 resources)
  • Pesticide Regulation & Safety (14 resources)
  • Sprayer Calibration & Operation (10 resources)
  • Tank Mixing Pesticides (6 resources)
  • Sprayer Cleanout (7 resources)
  • Spray Nozzle Companies & Catalogs (8 resources) 
  • Sustainable Viticulture (12 resources)
  • Organic Viticulture (23 resources)
  • Biodynamic Viticulture (6 resources)
  • Weather (16 resources)
  • USDA Cooperative Extension Search Engine

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

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