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In the News . . .

Maryland Vineyard Census
The 2014 Maryland Vineyard Census is hot off the press. See how the Maryland Grape Industry has changed - and grown(!) - over the last few years.

2015 MGGA Summer Field Day
Join us on Saturday, June 27 for our annual Summer Field Day at Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville, MD. In addition to the vineyard tour, the following topics will be discussed: grape IPM, rootstock & root restriction, fungal fruit rot Interactions, grapevine fertilization strategies, and grape quality analysis. Full Agenda & Registration Form

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.a


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