Prospective Grower Field Day

Prospective Grower Field Day

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  Tickets are no longer available - Join us next year!

Are you interested in growing Texas wine grapes?  Join us for a full day dedicated to informing prospective Texas Wine Growers on the ins and outs of planting and operating a vineyard by current growers, wineries and experts. 

Presented by Texas Hill Country Wineries and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Viticulture and Fruit Lab

All proceeds donated to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Viticulture and Fruit Lab

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Gillespie County Extension Office | 95 Fredrick Rd | Fredericksburg

Cost:  $150/person or $200/couple

Registration 8:30am

9 am- Introduction

9:15 am- Needed Expertise: grapevine anatomy, initial vineyard management, pest management, labor needs, variety & rootstock

10:15 am- Site Selection: vineyard location, water quality & availability, soil characteristics, vineyard topography, climate, affect of soil selection on insect & disease risk, site infrastructure

11:15 am- Vineyard Risk Factors: weather, underestimation of labor inputs, diseases, insects & other invertebrate pests, vertebrate pests

12:15 pm- Lunch

1 pm - Vineyard Labor and Equipment Requirements: vineyard establishment, production & management

2 pm - Vineyard Economics: vineyard cost assessments, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, equipment costs

3 pm - Grower Panel Discussion

*Registration is limited to 50 attendees.
*Handouts and lunch included in cost.
*Registration must be done online, no day-of registration.
*Registration is non-refundable.