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2018 Biennial Grape Research Tailgate Tour

August 30, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tour starts at Vineland Estates Winery, 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland

Watch for the Grape Tailgate Tour signs!

9:00 a.m.
Dealing with MOG and MALB
Andy Reynolds (Brock U), Wendy McFadden-Smith (OMAFRA)
9:30 a.m.
Using Plant Available Water Capacity (PWAC) to Improve Irrigation Scheduling for Grapes
Patrick Handyside (AAFC
10:00 a.m
Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut! Dealing with Compaction in Vineyards
Anne Verhallen, Kathryn Carter, James Dyck (OMAFRA)
10:30 a.m.
Travel to Schenck Vineyard (North Service Rd between 7th and 3rd Street, across QEW from Schenck greenhouses)
10:45 a.m.
ABA Analogs to Improve and Maintain Grapevine Hardiness
Jim Willwerth (Brock)
11:15 a.m.
Relating Dormant Season Bud Survival to Bud Break and Fruitfulness
Ryan Brewster (KCMS)
11:30 a.m.
Travel to Niagara College (135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake)
12:00 noon
Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m.
Grapevine Virus Research Updates
Marc Fuchs (Cornell U), Sudarsana Poojari (Brock U), Jean-Philip Parent (AAFC), Wendy McFadden-Smith
2:00 p.m.
Update on Industry Contribution to Virus Research and Clean Plant Program
Eleanor Hawthorn, OGWRI, Jill Windeatt, CGCN, Anna-Mary Schmidt (CFIA)
2:40 p.m.
Travel to virus vineyard (TBD)
3:15 p.m.
Field Training for Virus ID in the Vineyard
Marc Fuchs, Sudarsana Poojari, Jean-Philip Parent, Wendy McFadden-Smith,   Anna-Mary Schmidt
4:30 p.m.
Use of Drones to Detect Virus Status – Is it possible?
Andy Reynolds

Parking spaces are limited at vineyard sites – please carpool if possible.

Please contact Carolyn at or 905-562-1631
to register no later than August 24.

2018 Grape Tailgate Tour (PDF)

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