2016 Harvest Social
MGGA members are invited to get together on October 15 - 1pm, at New Market Plains Vineyards, 11111 W. Baldwin Rd New Market, MD 21774. There will be a MGGA Members tent provided, and a food truck will be on location (you may choose to bring your lunch). A group tour of the facility and grounds, along with a special tasting is included in the $15.00 registration fee. For registration (no later than Oct 15), log onto the MGGA Members Page and follow the link.
SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES WORKBOOK NOW AVAILABLE
The MGGA has produced a workbook intended to help grape growers meet the increasing environmental and social challenges facing the wine/grape industry. Download your copy today.
MARYLAND VINEYARD CENSUS
The Maryland Grape Industry has certainly changed and grown(!) over the last few years. Details of this growth are revealed in the MGGA's 2014 Maryland Vineyard Census.
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.
LOCAL 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