2017 PESTCIDE PURCHASE PROGRAM
Check your inventory and stock up for this years growing season - and save a few bucks - by checking out the 2017 CPPP (Cooperative Pesticide Purchase Program). Hurry - the ordering deadline is February 24. MGGA Members can follow the CPPP link on the Members Section main page. Not a member? The CPPP is one of the many benefits MGGA members enjoy. Join Us today!
MGGA PRUNING CLINICS
Spring can't be far away, with the announcement of the 2017 Maryland Grape Growers Association Pruning Clinic Schedule. With three clinics planned this year - one each in Frederick, Talbot and Prince Georges counties - there's one clinic that's bound to be near you. They're scheduled for February 25, March 4 and March 11, so grab your pruning shears and register today! Details & Registration.
2017 MGGA PLANTING CLINIC
If you're thinking about starting a vineyard, you won't want to miss this event. All that you need to know will be discussed: site selection & layout, vine selection & prep, vine shelters and stakes, and trellising options. There'll also be equipment demonstrations (ripper, tiller, vine planter, auger, post pounder). To be held on April 22 in an established 3 year old vineyard, with another one acre plot prepped for planting. Register today! Details & Registration.
STATE BOARD APPROVES INDUSTRY GRANTS
The Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously approved four grants to the industry today. The grants will fund education, vineyard development, research and promotion Read more....
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.
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.