MGGA HARVEST SOCIAL
Boordy Vineyards is hosting this years Harvest Social on October 12th. This event is runs from 12 to 5pm and includes a tour of the facility, a hayride through the vineyard and an educational component tasting. See Boordy's website (Crush 14) for details.
IMPORTANT NOTE:RSVP requested (MGGA Members only, please).
EASTERN WINERY EXPOSITION
Start planning for 2015! The EWE is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, affordable, professional event held in a first class venue at the right time of year. (Their website plans to list registration details by September).
NEW VINEYARD MANAGEMENT WEBSITE
Produced by Canada's Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Ontario CropIPM is a fantastic new resource. With extensive disease, insect, nutrition/soil information, you'll find this site an important addition to your management toolbox. Well written with plenty of detail, the interactive Identification Keys are very helpful in identifying many pests.
2012 SMALL-SCALE AND 'BACKYARD' GROWERS' DISEASE MANAGEMENT GUIDE.
Managing Wine Grape Diseases in Small-Scale Vineyards in Maryland, written by fruit pathologist and MGGA member Dr. Anne DeMarsay, was developed especially for Maryland growers with backyard or small-scale vineyards - those with 200 or fewer vines - who want to produce high-quality fruit for winemaking. The link to this guide can be found in the MGGA Members Section.
MARYLAND'S SENSITIVE CROPS LOCATOR PROGRAM
All crops are sensitive to certain pesticides. Maryland's new program allows growers to easily communicate to their neighbors these sensitivities. Read more about this program and download the application form HERE.
NEW GROWER'S WEBSITE
There's a new information source for those interested in starting a vineyard on Maryland's eastern shore. Shorevines.com offers a lot of great information - including videos - pertaining to vineyard establishment and operations.