Thursday, March 28, 2013

Handouts from IPM workshops

Thank you for those of you attended our IPM meeting at Stone Tower Winery despite of cold weather!  Also, we really appreciate the great hospitality of Mike, Kristi, Bryan, and the Stone Tower team!  We had a really nice meeting.

If you would like to have handouts (Power Point presentation), please click the following links. (Note: I added Dr. Derr's presentation on March 29th)

1) Dr. Doug Pfeiffer's Insect IPM
2) Jhalendra and Dr. Chris Bergh's Grape Root Borer study
3) Bill's VA SWAG (aka Sustainable Workbook)
4) Mizuho Nita's Fungicide Trials
5) Dr. Jeff Derr's Weed management IPM

Also, it's a reminder that we have another IPM meeting in the central VA, as well as a beginner's workshop here at Winchester AREC.  I hope to see you there.

What:  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop in Central Virginia
When:  9:30 – 4 pm, 9 April 2013
Details:  This workshop will review pertinent information about disease, pest and weed biology and control strategies with a focus on Integrated Pest Management.  We will review a mock spray schedule to help growers plan for the upcoming growing season.  Viticulture, Grape Pathology, Entomology and Weed Specialists will be present.  Please bring a bagged lunch.  Please RSVP via the following link:
What:  Beginner’s Grape Growing Seminar
When:  9:00 am until approximately 5:00 pm, 11 April 2013
Where: AHS Jr. AREC, near Winchester VA -
Details: Dr. Tony Wolf (VA Tech), Dr. Mizuho Nita (VA Tech), and Tremain Hatch (VA Tech) will conduct a workshop geared towards beginner and prospective wine grape growers at the AHS Jr. AREC near Winchester.  Registration is $50 per person (checks made payable to “Virginia Tech Foundation” and mailed to: Tremain Hatch, VA Tech, 595 Laurel Grove Rd., Winchester VA 22602). Registration must be received by 8 April.  Course offers an overview of commercial wine grape vineyard development including economics, grape marketing, equipment needs, site evaluation and preparation, planting, and young vine care. The information gained from this workshop will provide a foundation upon which you can build your vineyard project. Classroom instruction will be followed by a visit to the research vineyard at the AREC.  Be prepared to go outside rain or shine.   RSVP required:  NOTE:  This course is capped at 50 persons – register early if interested.

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