Northwest Michigan Winegrape Spring Kick-off

Date: April 8, 2016 - April 8, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI
Contact: Erwin A. Elsner, or 231-922-4822

NW Michigan Winegrape Spring Kick-off Meeting

This year’s Kick-off is a full-day program with a lunch provided on site. These are the scheduled topics and speakers:


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.     Welcome & Parallel 45 update, Brian Hosmer, President, P45 Vines & Wines Inc.

 9:15 a.m. – noon    Vineyard sprayer technology and calibration, John Stone, Pesticide Safety Education Program, MSU


1:00 – 3:00  p.m.    Grape disease biology and management, Annemiek Schilder, MSU

 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Comparative tasting of Michigan wines made from vinifera varieties not commonly grown in the state, led by a panel of NW Michigan winemakers

This meeting is jointly sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and Parallel 45 Vines & Wines, Inc. The registration fee is $10 for Parallel 45 members or $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required so appropriate accommodations for lunch and the wine tasting can be arranged.

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling the hosting MSU extension office by March 31 to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements.


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