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Vineyard IPM workshops

I think many of you have received Tony's newsletter about upcoming vineyard IPM workshops. Here's the same information about workshops, just in case you are not a recipient of the newsletter. (hint: if you have not, I recommend getting touch with Tremain (thatch at vt.edu) so that he can sign you up for Tony's newsletter.)

I hope to see you in one of these two meetings. Hopefully, we don't get as much snow as the original forecast...

2017 Upcoming meetings
*Please register at the link provided for these upcoming meetings if you plan to attend, this will give us a headcount for printing purposes as well as a means to contact you if the meeting schedule changes due to road conditions.
Program name
Location
Meeting details and registration* information
15-Mar
IPM meeting – Pre-season training for vineyard pest management
Early Mountain Vineyards, Central Virginia
Virginia Cooperative Extension
The IPM workshop is an opportunity to refresh yourself with vineyard pest management.  Even with the snow in the forecast, we anticipate roads to be clear by Wednesday.  Make sure to register at the link above to keep updated on the IPM meeting status.  Use your best judgement for road and driving conditions.   
1-Apr
Weekend Warrior Workshop
AHS Jr. AREC, Northern Virginia
Virginia Cooperative Extension
This workshop is designed for small vineyard operators who have very limited time resources due to their full time jobs or other commitments off the farm.  We will discuss strategies to complete all necessary vineyard tasks (canopy, insect, and disease managements) in one or two days at the vineyard per week.  We will have sessions to describe options and prioritization tips, and interactive activity where we will go through a season together to come up with a blue print of your vineyard management schedule.


 If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in activities related to the programs listed here, please contact Tony Wolf or Tremain Hatch, Virginia Cooperative Extension, AHS Jr. AREC at 540-869-2560 during business hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event. [meetings were previously advertised].

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