Saturday, October 19, 2019

Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, Community Room
40th Street and Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE

Registration information coming soon. 

Dr. Dean S. Volenberg, Viticulture and Winery Operations Specialist from the University of Missouri Grape and Wine Institute, will be the featured speaker at the University of Nebraska Viticulture Program Fall Workshop.

Volenberg brings a rich background to the workshop. He served as the grape and wine specialist at the University of Wisconsin where he conducted research and extension programs that have helped grow the Wisconsin industry significantly, before taking on the responsibilities of Viticulture and Winery Operations specialist at the University of Missouri. 

He is well known for his in-depth research into grape diseases, including several lesser-known pathogens that are impacting the Midwest industry and is the co-author of a Wine Business Monthly article on grapevine trunk diseases and winter injury. Richard Smart is the lead author.

Although specific details of Volenberg’s topics and titles are yet to be determined, he will share his insights and advice on a variety of subjects, including how the Missouri grape and wine program has flourished and what can we learn from their success stories. 

He will also present research information that will help Nebraska and Midwest grape growers to better understand the challenges associated with fungal foliar and trunk diseases, viruses such as Red Blotch, winter injury, drought problems and their impact on winter survival and damage. 

In addition, first year results of the University of Nebraska High Tunnel Table Grape Research, crop load adjustment and grapevine trunk diseases will be discussed.  Local growers and winery folks will participate in panel or round-table discussions as well. 

For more information, contact Paul Read at 402-472-5136 or pread@unl.edu or Steve Gamet at sgamet@unl.edu.

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