Viticulture

The Geovine vineyard site evaluation tool is returning to Ohio stakeholders

November 20, 2020 - 12:35pm -- smith.12720@osu.edu

Thanks to the support of the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC), we are excited to announce the return of Geovine, an online tool from Virginia Tech that assists growers in evaluating vineyard site suitability. A webinar training on how to use the tool will be provided by the Center for Geospatial Information Technology at VT on December 15 from 10am to 11:30am EST. The registration details and link can be found below in addition to the "events" tab of the Buckeye Appellation website.

__

ODA confirms first population of Spotted Lanternfly in Ohio

October 28, 2020 - 1:17pm -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By: Maria Smith, HCS-OSU

Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Agriculture released a press statement regarding the first population of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF; Lycorma delicatula) found in Mingo Junction along the Ohio River. Please view the statement below along with the following information for continued public monitoring for this insect over the winter months.

State-wide update: August 2020

September 4, 2020 - 4:35pm -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By: Maria Smith, HCS-OSU

Weather:

Precipitation: Much of August has followed July, with warm, dry conditions. It has only been in the past couple of weeks that we have begun seeing a reprieve from this pattern (Fig. 1). Notably, southern Ohio has had several large storms come through, alleviating previous drought conditions (Fig. 2). In contrast, northwestern and portions of central Ohio have continued remaining dry.

The Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program is now available for 2020

August 21, 2020 - 10:21am -- smith.12720@osu.edu

With the aim to increase grape acreage across the state, the Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP) is back and available to new and existing growers in Ohio!

Thanks to the support of the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, new and existing growers are eligible for up to $3000 per acre with a maximum of three acres or $9000. All applicantions must be postmarked by September 23, 2020 in order to be eligible for consideration.

Veraison 2020: are you experiencing drought conditions and nutrient deficiencies?

August 7, 2020 - 11:49am -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By Maria Smith, HCS-OSU

Veraison, or the onset of ripening, marks the home stretch of the growing season (Fig. 1). At this stage, berries change colors, soften, and swell with water and sugars. During ripening, vines are heavily taxed by the fruit’s carbohydrate, water, and nutrient demands. In the case that one or more of these 3 vine resources are limited, both fruit maturity and vine vegetation can visibly suffer.

Subscribe to RSS - Viticulture