Twilight Meetings Empower NJ Wine Industry
Wine Grape Twilight Meetings offer local grape growers evenings filled with valuable information designed with the vineyard in mind. This spring, helpful techniques and strategies were presented to dozens of grape growers and vineyard managers across the state of New Jersey. This year’s meetings took place in South Jersey on April 10 and North Jersey on April 11, 2018. Speakers presented useful information with emphasis on disease management, integrated pest management, and workers protection standards. Both meetings were well-attended, providing ample opportunities for members of the New Jersey wine industry to learn, ask questions, and seek recommendations from Rutgers experts in agriculture.
These meetings were presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester and Hunterdon County & New Jersey Center for Wine Research and Education, units of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), with support from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture & County Boards of Chosen Freeholders.
- Workers Protection Standards Implementation – What’s New for 2018?
(George Hamilton (4/10), Extension Specialist, Pest Mgmt & Patricia Hastings (4/11), Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator)
- Disease Management Strategies for 2018
(Peter Oudemans, Extension Specialist, Pathology)
- Flea Beetle and Grape Berry Moth Management
(Dean Polk, Statewide IPM Agent)
- Canopy Management for Disease Management in the Vineyard
(Dan Ward, Extension Specialist, Pomology)
- How to Know When to Water Young Vines – Hands-On Demonstration
(Jenny Carleo (4/10), Cape May County Ag Agent)
- Nutrient Management during Pre-bloom
(Gary Pavlis (4/11), Atlantic County Ag Agent)
- Differentiate Between Disease and Nutritional Deficiency Symptoms
(Hemant Gohil, Gloucester County Ag Agent)
Attendees are eligible for NJ pesticide recertification credits in categories: CORE, 1A, PP2 and 10
If you have any questions, contact Hemant Gohil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-307-6450 ext. 1.
Cape May Peninsula American Viticultural Area established (Press of Atlantic City)