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.