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  1. OSU Viticulture Program Wins National Awards

    Aug 12, 2022

    Recently, our Viticulture Program won two (2) national awards for best extension materials by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS): factsheet (Spring Frost Injury of Grapevines and Protection Methods) and video (Grapevine nutrient Management: Petiole Sampling and Analysis) categories. This was announced at the annual ASHS conference held in Chicago July 30 - August 3, 2022.

     

  2. Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast:

    Jun 8, 2022

    Dr. Imed Dami recently conducted a podcast interview with the organization “Sustainable Winegrowing” (https://www.vineyardteam.org/). He covered the topic of cold hardiness of grapevines.

  3. 2022 Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP)

    May 27, 2022

    APPLICATION HERE

     

    The 2022 Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP) is now open to new and existing Ohio vineyards. VEAP allows wineries to invest in and plant high-quality, high-value grapes onsite instead of purchasing them from other states. The VEAP is an incentive program created and funded by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC).

  4. 2022 Ohio Wine Competition Offical Results

    May 25, 2022

    Complete Article

    Gervasi Vineyard’s Sognata Vidal Blanc Ice Wine won Overall Best of Show and Best of Ohio at the 2022 Ohio Wine Competition. The competition was held May 16-18 at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. There were 386 total entries this year with 322 receiving medals: 38 double gold, 42 gold, 148 silver and 94 bronze.

    Article source www.findohiowines.com/

  5. Spotted Lanternfly Found in Cuyahoga County

    Sep 3, 2021

    ODA Plant Pest inspectors confirmed living, adult SLF are in the area. An inspector with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also confirmed a population of the SLF has been found at a secondary location, near the initial report.

    A railroad line connects both locations.

  6. Karcher named new chair of CFAES/OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

    Aug 27, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Douglas Karcher, PhD, an alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), is returning to the college as professor and chair in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. His four-year term begins Aug. 1, 2021, pending approval by the university’s Board of Trustees.

  7. Impact of April Frost/Freeze on Grapes in Ohio

    Jun 2, 2021

    PDF version

  8. Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program Provides Grant Money to 14 Ohio Grape Growers

    Feb 17, 2021

    Fourteen grape growers in Ohio will receive up to $3,000 per acre in grant money to create new or expand existing vineyards, allowing for more wineries to use Ohio-grown grapes. The Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program (VEAP) allows wineries to invest in and plant high-quality, high-value grapes onsite instead of purchasing them from other states. VEAP is an incentive program created and funded by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC).

    FULL ARTICLE

  9. Itasca - Cold Climate Grape Variety

    Jan 25, 2021

    The University of Minnesota published a new factsheet on the newly released ‘Itasca’, a super cold hardy white variety with promising vine and wine attributes.

     

     

  10. Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award virtually presented on January 19 to Ohio's Donniella Winchell

    Jan 21, 2021

    January 20, 2021

     

    From the release prepared by WineAmerica, Winegrape Growers of America, the Smith Family Winery and the National Grape Research Alliance. 

     

     

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