2014 Southern Illinois Summer Viticulture Field Day

Our focus this year will be on how to capitalize on opportunities to increase vineyard productivity and quality.  The information provided will show ways to increase performance under Midwest conditions.


Indoor Topics on Campus covered include (12:30-3:30 p.m.):

-Increasing Vineyard Revenue with Canopy Management

-Building Vineyard Productivity with Nitrogen Fertility

-Putting Management Concepts in Practice from Grower's Experience

-New Option for Bird Damage Control

-Berry Sensory Analysis Focus on Phenolic Ripeness

-Coping with Winter Injury in Illinois - from the northern perspective


Field Tour of Research Plots at Blue Sky Vineyard (3:50-5:30 p.m.)

-Training System and N-fertilizer in Cabernet Franc

-Training System and Cover Crop in Noiret

-Ground Cover Management Systems in Norton on Weak Soil

- Optional Wine Tasting


When: Registration begins at 12:00 p.m.; Program beings at 12:30 and continues to 5:30 p.m.


Where: Room 102, Muckelroy Auditorium, Agriculture Building, College of Agricultural Sciences, SIUC (1205 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4415).


***Note: Registration for this meeting will be at the door with check or cash only, at $20 per participant.  Please have lunch on your own before arriving.  Coffee break provided, but no meals.

Contact name: Dr. Bradley Taylor
Phone: (618)453-1781
E-mail: hbtaylor@siu.edu
Admission price: $20.00

Location: 1205 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4415