Growing Own-rooted Vinifera Meeting

Date: November 24, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: Tom Zabadal,

There are viticultural regions where the production of vinifera grapes on own-rooted vines is commonplace. In Michigan, however, the phase “Growing vinifera on own-rooted vines” certainly sounds like viticultural heresy.

Well, that might be changing! New insecticidal chemistries to control the Phylloxera on grapevines may just be the revolutionary technology to make this happen. For the past two years, we have been investigating this subject area. Just this morning, I received word that we will obtain funding from the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council to continue this work. Part of our expansion of work in this area will involve grower cooperators.

Details of this project will be explained at a meeting on Monday night, Nov.24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.  If you might be interested in being a cooperator, or if you are simply curious about this topic, plan to attend this meeting.  

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