Nov. 3rd Pesticide Drift Seminar
Date posted: October 18, 2012
The Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, University of Nebraska Viticulture, and The Northern Grapes Project are pleased to announce a cooperative seminar provided through Southeast Community College Continuing Education in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Herbicide Drift Seminar – November 3rd, Southeast Community College, 301 South 68th Street, Lincoln, NE
Herbicide drift has been a problem for America’s vineyards for decades. It arrests plant growth, may cause plant death, and kills the crop. The early spring this year created conditions that exposed many northern states vineyards to high levels of damage and economic loss from 2,4-D. The NWGGA ad hoc 2,4-D Committee has been working on your behalf, bringing together resources help you understand the damage pesticide drift can cause in your vineyard and what resources you have available to you before, during and after a drift incident. This seminar is a cooperative effort of NWGGA, University of Nebraska Viticulture, and The Northern Grapes Project. In this seminar, you will learn the history of harmful herbicides, how drift occurs, the visual symptoms of each 2,4-D, glyphosate and dicamba and the harm they can do to grapes, how to mitigate the damage to rescue your plants, how to estimate your losses to a drift incident, how Driftwatch and similar programs work for you, how various states Departments of Agriculture Pesticide Investigation work and their objectives, examples of current and past investigations, differing statutes between states, what’s coming in the future – good and bad, your responsibilities when drift happens to you, and what your liability can become for the pesticides you spray in your vineyard. This seminar will be available as a Northern Grapes Project web seminar to all cold climate state participants. A preliminary agenda is attached.
Seminar fee is $20 per on-site attendee registered by October 26th. Late registration is $25. Fee includes SCC registration cost, morning coffee & rolls, sandwich buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon break refreshments. Please make your check out to NWGGA and mail to NWGGA c/o Cathleen Oslzly, P.O. Box 5502, Lincoln NE 68505, phone (402)-781-9213
Web participants will be given registration instructions thru The Northern Grapes Project. Due to the limited number of connections, we encourage web participants to “buddy-up” in groups of three or more. You will be able to submit your questions to the presenters throughout the day.
Vendors will be available for your vineyard and winery needs. To reserve your Vendor table, contact Al Vybiral (402)-366-1546
. Vendor cost is $20 per person ($25 late) and includes SCC registration and the food.
If there are updates or changes to the program, a notice will be sent.
NWGGA Executive Director Search
Date posted: August 21, 2012
The Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association (NWGGA) is searching for a new Executive Director. Application deadline is September 15th, with hiring date set for October 31, 2012.
NWGGA Strategic Plan
Date posted: March 26, 2012
The NWGGA Strategic Plan Final Draft is available for download.
2011 Passport winnners
Date posted: February 13, 2012
The following people are winners of the 2011 passport program:
Grand Prize: Kristin Luethke of Lincoln
First Place: Tami Sloup of Lincoln
Second Place: Nora Sheckler of Blair
15th Annual Nebraska Wine Industry Trade Show Contract
Date posted: October 19, 2011
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A Fine Time For Nebraska Wine
Date posted: October 11, 2011
Wine-making predates Western civilization by 4,000 years or more. But as old as it is, it’s still offering new opportunities for entrepreneurs in Nebraska.
With 25 wineries in the state and a raft of gold and silver medals to prove their worth, one might think the Nebraska wine industry to be in the prime of its life, but in truth the wine industry in Nebraska is barely even up and toddling. It was only 1994 when Ed and Holly Swanson opened Cuthills Vineyards near Pierce, Neb., thus reviving Nebraska’s long-dormant wine-making tradition. Read More