EASTERN VITICULTURE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hilton Hotel, Mystic, CT
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council, the USDA Risk Management Agency, and the University of Rhode Island are hosting a viticulture and enology workshop on Tuesday, November 13 at the Hilton Hotel in Mystic, CT. We will have some of the preeminent scientists in the field gathered for a project meeting, and we are unlikely to have such a “dream team” assembled in New England in the foreseeable future, so I hope we get a good turnout for such a unique event. The speakers have well over 100 years of combined experience in viticulture and enology. I strongly encourage multiple representatives from vineyards and wineries.
The registration fee is $60, and includes lunch and break refreshments in the morning and afternoon.
The final schedule and titles are subject to change, but confirmed speakers and approximate topics are:
8:30 Welcome and introduction - William Nail The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
8:45 Fifteen Years of Evaluating Cold-Hardy Grapes - Dr. Paul Read University of Nebraska
9:30 The National Clean Plant Network - Ms. Sue Sim Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis
10:30-11:15 Breeding New Cultivars for Cool Climates - Dr. Bruce Reisch Cornell University
11:15-12:00 Cold Hardiness and Winter Protection - Dr. Imed Dami The Ohio State University
1:00-1:45 Risk Management and Crop Insurance Programs - Charlie Koines University of Rhode Island
1:45-2:30 Nitrogen Nutrition in Fermentation - Dr. Sara Spayd North Carolina State University
2:45-3:30 The Northern Grapes Project - Dr. Tim Martinson Cornell University
3:30-4:15 Grapevine Nutrition - Dr. Paul Domoto Iowa State University
Many thanks to the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council, the University of Rhode Island, and the USDA-Risk Management Agency for their sponsorship and support.