Viticulture and Enology Sip and Chat Sessions spring 2020.

 The Ohio State University grape and wine research and extension team provided a 5-week webinar and discussion series for timely and emerging vineyard/winery issues for the spring 2020 season.  If you were unable to attend these during the presentations or would just like to review a second time, you can find all of our sessions below.  










  1. In-Depth: Local wineries concerned as invasive, destructive insect spotted in Ohio

    Oct 28, 2020

    AVON LAKE, Ohio — A pint-sized pest with a penchant of destroying the plants it touches is now on the state's doorstep. The spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect first detected in eastern Pennsylvania six years ago, was found in Jefferson County, Ohio earlier this month, the first positive identification of the planthopper. Easily identifiable by its red body, black stripes, and white dots, the insect feeds on fruit-producing plants and it has a particular affinity for grapevines.

  2. This insect could be detrimental to Ohio's wine industry

    Jul 22, 2020

    CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a warning about an insect that could kill wine in Ohio.

    The spotted lanternfly can cause significant damage to some plants and has been seen in Pennsylvania.

    According to the Department of Agriculture, the insect is fond of grape and fruit trees, hops, blueberry, oak, pine, poplar and walnut.

    Adult spotted lanterflies usually eat grapevines, while nymphs eat multiple types of plants.

  3. Frost grips grapes in southern Ohio

    Apr 21, 2020

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Southern Ohio vineyards took a hit last week when frost killed off early emerging buds, and northern Ohio grape growers are bracing for the potential in their area as well. Complete Article

    News Article by CFAES News

    By: Alayna DeMartini

    April 21, 2020