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2022 Year in Review

December 22, 2022 - 2:55pm -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By: Imed Dami and Diane Kinney, HCS-OSU

This article summarizes the 2022 dormant and growing seasons and the impact of weather on grape varieties grown on the research vineyard at the OSU-OARDC in Wooster, Ohio. 

Weather:  Temperature

Best viticulture practices: Shoot thinning

May 21, 2022 - 10:31am -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By: Maria Smith, HCS-OSU

This past week, I have received several questions on when, where, and what to shoot thin (ST), so now is the perfect time to highlight the importance of this practice. In 2017, I co-authored an in-depth article on shoot thinning with Dr. Michela Centinari at Penn State that can be used as a cited companion resource to this blog post.  

Effective and Efficient Spraying in Vineyards and Orchards

January 25, 2022 - 4:20pm -- smith.12720@osu.edu

A new factsheet series developed by Dr. Erdal Ozkan, our Extension State Specialist in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) is now available on-line.  The series includes seven factsheets each covering a specific topic associated with effective and efficient spraying in orchards and vineyards.

A Halloween Fright! Wasps are everywhere in the vineyard this fall

October 27, 2021 - 3:54pm -- smith.12720@osu.edu

By: Maria Smith, HCS OSU

It’s like a scene out of the 1992 classic horror movie Candyman in the vineyard this fall. Yellow jackets, hornets, bees, wasps (1; Fig. 1)… but I promise, it’s the sugar content in the grapes and not because we’re summoning a man with a hook for a hand.


Fig. 1. Bald faced hornet in Frontenac blanc, Sep 2021

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