Upcoming Events

2015 Viticulture Field Day and MGGA Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the MGGA Annual Meeting and Viticulture Field Day Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to be held at Les Bourgeois Vineyards Blufftop Bistro, Rocheport, MO.

Join fellow grape growers for a day of education and information with top vineyard management experts from the Grape & Wine Institute, University of Missouri. Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Registration/Meet with Sponsors & Exhibitors

8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

Chill Out! – Cold Injury and Frost Damage of Grapevines

Cold injury is often the blame for vine maladies in cold climates. Managing vine health is more than a prescription to combat cold injury but one of survival.  Learn how to take the kill of the chill out of your vineyard.  Misha Kwasniewski, University of MO GWI

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Raising the Ceiling on Vineyard Floor Management

Weeds are often considered a minor nuisance compared to other vineyard pest problems since weeds do not directly impact the vine or the grape crop.  Vineyard floor plants and weeds can be friend or foe; friend to help manage vine vigor and foe when they become competitive. Learn how to manage weeds for vineyard success. Arianna Bozzolo, University of MO GWI

 11:00 a.m. to 12: p.m.      

The Latest Buzz-Pest Management Updates

New pest threats and old pest enemies in the vineyard.  What to be on the lookout for this season. Dean Volenberg, University of MO GWI

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

Lunch and Industry Updates

  • Grape & Wine Institute Updates
  • MO Wine Alliance
  • Missouri Vintner’s Association
  • Missouri Wine Technical Group
  • Missouri Wine & Grape Board

1:15 p.m to 2:00 p.m.  

Winery Contract Panel and Open Discussion

Learn how to contract with wineries for selling your grapes and what the expectations are from the wineries.

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

MGGA Business Meeting

  • Minutes
  • Treasures Report
  • Elections

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   

Vineyard Tour Les Bourgeois Vineyards- Replanting Projects