A two-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service advanced viticulture short course is scheduled June 4-5 in Bryan.
The course is $150 per person, which includes catered lunches, beverages and a dinner. It will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3081 E. University Drive.
The course will be capped at 75 participants.
Established and prospective wine grape growers and winemakers will engage experts on several topics during the two-day course.
- June 4 topics will include water relations in viticulture, water quality, irrigation budgeting, monitoring soil moisture and measuring vine water status.
- On June 5, attendees will tour the Texas A&M University Research Vineyard. Topics will include vineyard soils and terroir, soil fertility, understanding soil and tissue testing, fertilizers, and grapevine rootstocks and emerging varieties.
- All speakers are AgriLife Extension specialists, and will include Dr. Larry Stein, horticulture, Uvalde; Dr. Jake Mowrer, water resource management, College Station; Charles Swanson, engineering, College Station; and viticulture specialists Jim Kamas and Bri Hoge, Fredericksburg; Dr. Pierre Helwi, Lubbock; and Fran Pontasch, and Dr. Justin Scheiner, College Station.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.
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