2015 Virginia Cooperative Extension pruning workshops
Specialists with Virginia Tech’s AHS Jr. AREC and local Virginia Cooperative Extension agents will conduct two commercial viticulture pruning workshops in January. These workshops will involve classroom style presentations followed by guided practice in the vineyard. Both programs will provide a review of the fundamentals of dormant pruning. Moving to the vineyard we will then focus on pruning strategies for vines with winter injury and crown gall where trunk-renewal and retraining are necessary to compensate for injury sustained in the 2013/2014 winter.
There will be two meetings!
When: January 19th 2015 (Central Virginia) @11:30am
Where: Democracy Vineyards http://democracyvineyards.com/
585 Mountain Cove Rd.,
Lovingston VA 22949
When: January 23rd 2015 (Northern Virginia) @ 11:30 am
Where: Desert Rose Ranch and Winery http://desertrosewinery.com/
13726 Hume Road
Hume VA 22639
Details for both pruning workshops:
- Meet at 11:30 am at the winery
- Bag lunch indoors at the winery (bring your own lunch)
- Session ends by 16:00
- No registration or cost; open to all
- Bring pruning shears and prepare to be outside rain or shine
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Tremain Hatch, AHS Jr. AREC at (540) 869-2560 ext. 11 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.