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Western Washington Grapes Workshop 2015
South Seattle Community College - Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room
Seattle, WA
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Join us for this information-packed, hands-on workshop! Focusing on issues pertinent to Western Washington grape production, this workshop will provide participants the information and skills to better approach their farming practices.

Workshop participants will receive a printed version of the 2015 Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington, the Field Guide for IPM in PNW Vineyards (Pocket Version / Spanish-English), plus a myriad of other Extension publications for free, subsidized by the USDA-AFRI- Crop Protection and Pest Management Program.  Continuing education credits for the WSDA Pesticide Applicator's license are also being applied for, for this workshop.

Workshop fees include breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  The different Extension publications listed below will be provided, complimentary of WSU Viticulture Extension, the USDA-AFRI-CPPM grant to Washington State University, and the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.
 - 2015 Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington  EB0762
 - Field Guide for IPM in PNW Vineyards (Pocket Version)  PNW 654
 - Field Guide to Clean Plants & Quarantines for Grapes in Washington State  (WWIF)

Participants will also receive all of the talks in PDF form on a USB stick, in addition to a complimentary WSU V&E Program reusable tote.

This event will take place at the Northwest Wine Academy Tasting room, at South Seattle Community College.

Preliminary Schedule of Events (subject to change)

8:30 am  Registration and coffee

8:45 am  Opening Remarks

9:00 am  Basic Insect Identification (hands on), Speaker:  Gwen Hoheisel, WSU

9:40 am  Fruit Formation (hands on), Speaker:  Yun Zhang, WSU

10:30 am Morning break

10:45 am Vine Balance 1:  Myths and Misconceptions, Speaker:  Michelle Moyer, WSU

11:30 am Vine Balance 2:  Understanding Yield Management and
        Balance Assessments, Speaker:  Michelle Moyer, WSU

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15pm   Backpack Sprayer Calibration and Assessing Spray Coverage (hands on), Speaker:  Gwen Hoheisel, WSU

1:55pm   Water:  Why it is Needed and How to Manage it in Maritime Viticulture, Speaker:  Yun Zhang, WSU

2:35pm   Afternoon break

2:50pm   Designing your 2015 Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Bunch Rot Management Schedules (hands on), Speaker:  Michelle Moyer, WSU

3:50pm   Navigating Online Resources, Speakers:  WSU Viticulture Extension Team

4:10pm   Closing Remarks
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South Seattle Community College - Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room (View)
6000 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98106
United States



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