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Vineyard Mechanization Workshop in Umpqua Valley, Oregon

01/16/2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Extension Vineyard Mechanization Workshop Series
Winter vineyard mechanization workshop in the Umpqua Valley
The first vineyard mechanization workshop in the 2019 OWRI/OSU series will be held at two locations in the Umpqua Valley. This event will provide information about pruning and trunk disease and will demonstrate mechanical pruning methods.
10:00 – 11:30 PM            Blue Heron Vineyard
Teal Stone, Blue Heron Vineyard manager, and Klima representative, will demonstrate the use of the Klima mechanical cane pruning machine on Scott Henry trained vines. Dr. Patty Skinkis, OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, will present information from her research comparing the performance of Pinot noir with cane and spur pruning methods.
11:30 – Noon     travel to second vineyard
12:00 – 1:00 PM               Duck Pond Vineyard
Melanie Pierce, Duck Pond Vineyard manager and Cody Starnes, Pape Equipment manager will demonstrate the Pellenc pre-pruner on a spur pruned vineyard. Dr. Jay Pscheidt, OSU Extension Plant Pathologist, will discuss grapevine trunk diseases and how to prevent them.
Registration is required to participate. The cost is $25 and you can REGISTER ONLINE through OSU. The deadline for registration is January 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
Future mechanization workshops:  
  • Spring vineyard mechanization workshop in southern Oregon on May 19 (location TBD). Topics include vineyard sprayers, herbicide application, and vineyard floor management equipment
  • Summer vineyard mechanization workshop in Willamette Valley. Topics include managing water and irrigation, how to operate a pressure chamber, canopy management and equipment, and nutrient management.


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