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Vineyard Trellising Workshop

Date: May 20, 2014, 10am-3pm

Location: Peninsular Ag Research Station, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Posted May 2014

Workshop sponsors:
UW-Extension, Door County
Northeast Technical Collage

At this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of VSP and High Cordon trellis design, and techniques for training your vines to the trellis. After lunch, participants will go outside to the PARS/NWTC Teaching Vineyard to watch a trellis system being installed.

Instructor: Dean Volenberg
UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, Door County


10:00 am: Grape Trellis Design
11:00 am: Training Vines To The Trellis
12:00 noon: Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm: Building a Trellis – demonstrated outdoors in the PARS/NWTC Teaching Vineyard
2:30 pm: Question and Answer Session and Wrap-up
3:00 pm: Adjourn

$25 registration fee includes lunch. Register through NWTC by calling 1-888-385-6982 or online.

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