About This Free Online Course
The Minnesota grape and wine industry is expanding and contributes to over $80M in economic activity, and Minnesota grape growers have expressed a need for more introductory and continuing education for best sustainable viticultural practices. With funding and support from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE), a collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Extension and the Grape Breeding and Enology team in the Department of Horticultural Science has developed this free, web-based curriculum that aims to provide quality educational materials on growing cold-hardy grapes in Minnesota. Our goal is to provide a broad understanding of viticultural principles as well as practical application of that knowledge.
11 modules specific to cold hardy production.
This curriculum is perfect for training new staff or re-viewing the basics. Pick and choose which lessons to take.
|1. The Life of a Grapevine||2. Starting a New Vineyard|
|3. Managing Young Vines||4. In-season Canopy Management|
|5. Vine Nutrition, Nutrient Testing, and Fertilization||6. Weed Management|
|7. Insect Identification and Management||8. Disease Identification and Management|
|9. Wildlife Management||
10. Veraison and Harvest Decisions
|11. Pruning Grapevines in Cold Climates|
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