The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a three-part online Advanced Viticulture Shortcourse starting May 22.
The event will run three consecutive Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Preregistration is required; the cost is $30 for each individual session or $75 for all three.
“This is one of the most unique events we have each year, as we hear from the entire AgriLife viticulture team from across the state on how producers are meeting the challenges in each region,” said Daniel Hillin, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, Lubbock.
Topics and speakers are as follows:
- Detecting and Mitigating Salinity Issues – Larry Stein, Ph.D, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde.
- Maintaining Berry Integrity Through the Season: Insect and Vertebrate Control – Fran Pontasch, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, Beaumont.
- Making a Worthwhile Crop Estimation – Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, Denton.
- Dormancy and Hardiness in Grapevines – Jacy Lewis, AgriLife Extension Viticulture and Fruit Lab program coordinator and laboratory manager, Fredericksburg.
- Methods of Spring Frost Protection – Justin Scheiner, Ph.D, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, College Station.
- Dealing with Hail Damage – Pierre Helwi, Ph.D, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, Lubbock.
- Integrated Canopy Management – Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Fredericksburg.
- Grape Harvest Challenges – Hillin.
- Fungal and Trunk Diseases – Brianna Crowley, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, Gillespie.
For more from AgriLife’s viticulture specialist and guest speakers from the Texas wine industry, join Wineding Down with AgriLife on Facebook every Tuesday at 1 p.m.