Maryland Grape Growers Association and University of Maryland Summer Field Day

Saturday, July 16, 2016     8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Vineyards at Dodon
391 Dodon Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035


8:30 – 9:00: Registration
Coffee, juice, and doughnuts provided.

9:00 – 9:30: Welcome and Introductions
Announcements from MGGA and Overview of The Vineyards at Dodon
Tom Croghan

9:30 – 11:00 Grape IV
Integrated vineyard management includes assessing the vineyard for current conditions, including canopy management, nutrition, crop level, diseases, and other pests. This session will be in the vineyard, so please bring your hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Dr. Joe Fiola, UME and Dr. Cassandra Swett, UMD

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Ground Cover Management for Sustainable Grape Production
Dr. Michela Centinari*, Assistant Professor of Viticulture, Penn State University

12:00 – 1:00: LUNCH
Bring your own lunch, favorite beverage, and your own lawn chair for seating.

1:00 – 1:45: Frost and Frost Control in the Vineyard
Dr. Centinari*, PSU

1:45 – 2:45 Tasting of Regional R&D Wines
Dr. Joe Fiola, UME

2:45 – 3:00: Break

3:00 – 4:00: Sustainable Viticulture Workbook
Dr. Joe Fiola, UME

4:00 – 5:00 Winery Tour

*Dr. Michela Centinari, is an Assistant Professor of Viticulture for Penn State University. Dr. Centinari’s research and extension program integrates both basic and applied aspects of grapevine physiology to improve production and quality. She specializes in vineyard floor management and understanding and managing winter and frost/freeze damage.

Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for this event are pending

Register online at: Discounted registration until May 30.