2015 PRUNING CLINICS
!! The Saturday, Feb 21 clinic has been re-scheduled for Saturday, March 14 !!
!! The Saturday, Feb 22 clinic has been re-scheduled for Sunday, March 8 !!
Three clinics are scheduled this year -
Feb 21 in Central Maryland, Feb 22 on the Shore, and Mar 7 in Southern Maryland. See 2015 Pruning Clinics for details and registration information.
EASTERN WINERY EXPOSITION
The EWE Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference will be held March 17-19 in Syracuse, NY. The show is designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, affordable, professional event held in a first class venue at the right time of year.
NEW VINEYARD MANAGEMENT WEBSITE
Produced by Canada's Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Ontario CropIPM is a fantastic new resource. With extensive disease, insect, nutrition/soil information, you'll find this site an important addition to your management toolbox. Well written with plenty of detail, the interactive Identification Keys are very helpful in identifying many pests.
2012 SMALL-SCALE AND 'BACKYARD' GROWERS' DISEASE MANAGEMENT GUIDE.
Managing Wine Grape Diseases in Small-Scale Vineyards in Maryland, written by fruit pathologist and MGGA member Dr. Anne DeMarsay, was developed especially for Maryland growers with backyard or small-scale vineyards - those with 200 or fewer vines - who want to produce high-quality fruit for winemaking. The link to this guide can be found in the MGGA Members Section.
MARYLAND'S SENSITIVE CROPS LOCATOR PROGRAM
All crops are sensitive to certain pesticides. Maryland's new program allows growers to easily communicate to their neighbors these sensitivities. Read more about this program and download the application form HERE.
NEW GROWER'S WEBSITE
There's a new information source for those interested in starting a vineyard on Maryland's eastern shore. Shorevines.com offers a lot of great information - including videos - pertaining to vineyard establishment and operations.a