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  1. Grapes are being harvested at near long term averages?

    September 30,

    Grapes are being harvested at near long term average dates. Why? Good question? We are also getting good sugars and acids that we can work with in the cellar. I would like to be able to explain it but as my friend and colleague Dr. Gary Gao says “it depends”.
  2. Computerized Smart Sprayer Demo, September 23

    September 19,

    Computerized Smart Sprayer Demo, September 23 at Willoway Nurseries, Avon, Ohio
  3. Twilight Vineyard Tour at OARDC

    September 18,

    Dr. Paolo Sabbatini, Viticulturist at Michigan State University, will be visiting the OARDC campus for collaborative research and Extension projects with Dr. Imed Dami next week. We would like to use this opportunity to show Dr. Sabbatini OSU research trials in Wooster.
  4. Spotted Wing Drosophila

    September 6,

    On August 13th in Wooster we trapped and identified the first SWD in the Wooster Vineyard for 2013.
  5. Grape Injury from Captan

    August 21,

    When used properly Captan is a safe and effective fungicide that plays an important role in grape disease control and fungicide resistance management, but it is crucially important to never apply Captan mixed with oil or close in time to the application of any oils.