2017 MARYLAND GRAPE & WINE INDUSTRY ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Maryland Grape Growers Association and the Maryland Wineries Association host their 2017 Annual Conference in Baltimore on February 10 & 11, 2017. Join us for two days of great presentations, workshops and discussions on grape growing and winemaking topics. A WineGrape Industry Reception will be held Friday, February 10th starting at 5 pm. Please plan to stay after the meeting and join us for some fine wines and lively conversation. Private & Commercial Applicator recertification credits are pending. Agenda & Registration.
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