Potential for Growing Own-Rooted Vitis Vinifera

Date: August 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: outside Watervliet - Directions will be given when you call or email to register
Contact: Jamie Styburski, styburs1@anr.msu.edu>, 269-944-4126

At the 26th Annual MSU Viticulture Field Day, we presented the work we are doing to develop methods of establishing an own-rooted Vitis vinifera vineyard from hardwood cuttings. There are other approaches that might be used to establish own-rooted Vitis vinifera vines including the technique of layering canes from mature grapevines and propagating vines in a nursery setting and planting them into a vineyard setting the following year. We will have a short afternoon field meeting to look at efforts to use those two strategies. We will also look at a new training system that might be an improvement on Scott Henry training. We’ll look at a planting of Gruner Veltliner that was begun in 2013 with hardwood cuttings. Other viticultural tidbits may be added. This meeting will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, August 10th at Tom Zabadal's vineyard. Refreshments will follow. In the event of rain, this meeting will be rescheduled for the next day, Tuesday, August 11th. If you are in doubt about a possible rescheduling due to rain, call 269 -944-1477 ext. 206 and a recording will give you the status of the time of this meeting. Register for this meeting by emailing Jamie Styburski at <styburs1@anr.msu.edu> or by calling 269-944-4126. You will then be given directions to the meeting.

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