November Grape Meeting - Own-rooted Vinifera and Other Strategies for Rebuilding Vineyards

Date: November 24, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC), 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor MI 49022
Contact: Diane Miner,, 269-944-1477 ext. 201

Advances in insecticide chemistry have in recent years made possible the control of the root Phylloxera in grapevines with spirotetramat. This has opened up the potential of growing own-rooted vinifera here in Michigan. MSU AgBioResearch has been researching this possibility over the past few years at research stations and with grower collaborators. Please join us for a discussion of the merits and risks of own-rooted vinifera at a meeting for commercial wine grape growers this November. There will be demonstration of collecting, storing, and using hardwood cuttings. We'll also be discussing layering, creating own-rooted vines in the nursery, retraining winter-injured vines and other relevant and practical topics.

Cost: $10.00 per person


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