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2012 Mountain Vineyard Pest Management Seminar on Thursday, June 14, at Cooperative Extension Office

June 13, 2012. All interested growers (and future growers) are invited to a vineyard pest management seminar sponsored by the High Country Winegrower’s Association and the Boone NC Cooperative Extension office. The main speaker will be Gill Giese, head of the viticulture program at Surry Community College. There is no cost to attend.

During his PowerPoint presentation and subsequent discussion, Gill will be specifically covering:
• Vineyard spray schedules available to vineyard owners in North Carolina
• Disease identification strategy
• Common diseases, weed and grass problems and insect issues common in North Carolina vineyards
 • Spray strategy according to phenological stages of vine growth

Area winegrowers will also be at the seminar to add their comments on pest management issues, particularly in reference to the mountain vineyard environment.

NOTE 1: All growers are encouraged to bring in for discussion samples of diseased vines, insects or in-row vegetation that they have questions about. Pictures welcome as well.
NOTE 2: Private or commercial pesticide license holders who stay for the entire seminar can earn 2 pesticide credits. You do not have to be a mountain winegrower to attend or to earn the credits. All growers and future growers welcome.

Where: North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Boone, NC. 252 Poplar Grove Road, Boone N.C. 28607.
Telephone: (828) 264-3061
When: June 14, 2012 from 1:30 to 4:00 

If you have any questions call Bob Johnson at (828) 295-6733 or Norm Oches at (704) 975-1129.