Northwest Michigan winegrape spring meeting held April 8, 2016

This program features presentations on vineyard sprayer technology, grape diseases and a comparative tasting of Michigan wines.

Northwest Michigan winegrape spring meeting held April 8, 2016

Mark your calendars to attend the Northwest Michigan Winegrape Spring Kickoff meeting on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center near Traverse City, Michigan. This year’s kickoff is a full-day program with a lunch provided on-site.

Scheduled topics and speakers include:

Morning

  • 9-9:15 a.m. – Welcome and Parallel 45 update, Brian Hosmer, President, P45 Vines and Wines Inc.
  • 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. – Vineyard sprayer technology and calibration, John Stone, Pesticide Safety Education Program, MSU
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch will be provided on-site

Afternoon

  • 1-3 p.m. – Grape disease biology and management, Annemiek Schilder, MSU
  • 3-5 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 and 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. You may register at the Winegrape Spring Kickoff Registration page. The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center is located at 6686 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center at 231-946-1510 by March 31 to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements.

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