The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites grape growers in the state to a pruning workshop to be held Feb. 3 in Beaumont. The event will cover the basics of vine anatomy and pruning techniques for bunch grapes and muscadines. … Continue reading
For three seasons I have had a study going on how grapevines respond to producing a crop in the season after they were planted. In 2013 I planted three cultivars — Blanc du bois, Villard blanc, and Miss blanc. In … Continue reading
Last year I had problems with birds destroying some grapes before I had the chance to harvest them (full disclosure: I had several conferences last year that I attended while it was close to harvest time. I rolled the dice … Continue reading
On July 18, 2013 at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Eastern Section Conference in Winston-Salem, NC I attended the Symposium on Advances in Red Wine Production: Berry to Bottle. The speakers included Diego Barison (NovaVine), Tony Wolf (Virginia … Continue reading
Vitisgen (http://www.vitisgen.org/index.html) is a large, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project focused on decreasing the time, effort and cost involved in developing the next generation of grapes. Vitisgen incorporates cutting edge genomics technology and socioeconomic research into the traditional grape breeding and evaluation process, … Continue reading
The title is a little mis-leading as I will be there to talk about some newly planted grapevines (bunch grapes, not muscadines). More info on the Beaumont station is here: http://msucares.com/crec/beaumont_office.html Hope to see you there.