Category Archives: Vineyard Management

Vineyard nutrition, canopy management, pest management, crop management

Protecting Graft Unions – OSU/AARS Field Day Demonstrations

In light of the winter damage suffered by the majority of Ohio’s vinifera grapes, the Ohio State University’s 2014 Grape and Wine Field Day program included a demonstration of machines used in vineyards across Ohio for hilling up soil around … Continue reading

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Who’s having a busy summer?

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones! It’s been quite the summer, and I’ve let my blog-posting duties lag a bit – my apologies, fans of the KSUA Wine Degrees Program. Instead of a long, wordy blog, I’ll post more … Continue reading

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Recovering from the Polar Vortex

After I attended the Tri County Grape Growers meeting last night, I left with many ideas buzzing around my head. Ohio growers are nothing short of creative, that’s for sure! As they shared how their vineyards survived – or didn’t … Continue reading

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Vineyard Damage from the Polar Vortex and help from the 2014 Farm Bill

At a recent Tri County Grape Growers meeting, David Marrison – Ohio State University Extension Educator for Ashtabula County – presented attendees information on the 2014 Farm Bill. Specifically, he focused on the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which “provides financial … Continue reading

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Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School

Whew! What a day! Ohio State Extension hosted a terrific program on Monday at the Lodge. A whole day jam-packed with the big-hitters in Ohio – Dr. Mike Ellie, Dr. Imed Dami, and Todd Steiner – and they even let … Continue reading

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How to make your smartphone useful in the vineyard

As I prepare for the Northeast Ohio Winter Grape School on March 17,  I am so excited to learn about different ways to use smartphone apps and management software that I had to throw a quick post up on the … Continue reading

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Vineyard Nutrition Management – Thoughts for 2014

And so we enter another warming trend for the weekend and beginning of next week. Then, it will get burn-your-nostrils cold again. Growers across Ohio and the rest of the Northeastern United States have already evaluated bud damage in their … Continue reading

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Student Post: 5 Things I’ve Learned During My Practicum

When I do get a chance to chat with students, I like to find out how they are doing in their practicum work and whether they are learning more than just the required skills for course. I’ve asked one student, … Continue reading

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Post harvest preparations

Now that harvest is over, you’re ready to sit back and relax, right? Yeah, right. What you are probably asking is: What needs to be done to prepare for winter and spring 2014? Is my nutrition management program lined up … Continue reading

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GM Grapevines or Hybrids?

“When the world goes all ‘Mad Max‘…” is a clause I’ve noticed myself tacking to sentences with regular frequency lately. With the increased understanding/acceptance of climate change science and scientific studies – not to mention observations recorded on numerous citizen … Continue reading

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