Prospective Grower Field Day
• Saturday, November 1, 2014
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
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.