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Balanced Pruning 3: Pre-Pruning

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
“Timely Viticulture” Balanced Pruning 2 dealt with the timing of pruning relative to dormancy, deacclimation, and bud break. The best thing to do is to try to delay pruning as long as practically possible. If you could accomplish all of your pruning in the last two weeks of March that would...

Balanced Pruning 2: Timing

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
Pruning a vine causes it to deacclimate similarly to a warm spell, so do not prune (especially very sensitive varieties) when you know you will experience very serious cold shortly afterwards. The best thing to do is to try to delay pruning as long as practically possible. If you could accomplish...

Balanced Pruning I - A Critical Step in Maintaining and Adjusting Vine Balance

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
A major theme of viticulture is that for a vine to consistently produce high quality fruit it must be “in balance.” That means that the amount of vegetative growth (shoots and leaves) is just right to properly ripen the reproductive growth (fruit load). Too little fruit may lead to an over-vigorous...

Horticulture Field Day 2016

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016 (All day)
Allegany College of Maryland
Horticulture Field Day 2016 Date: September 17, 2016 Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Location: Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building Topics: Pruning, apple diseases, pests & diseases of ornamentals, heirloom tomatoes, food preservation, ornamental ponds, invasive species, and an...

Walnut Council Spring Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
Join the Maryland Chapter of the Walnut Council for their annual Spring Workshop, to be held on the grounds of the Western Maryland Research & Education Center. The workshop begins with an optional lunch and social gathering at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Hagerstown at 11:30 AM (see flyer...

A Quick Guide to Pruning Clematis (HG107)

Clematis are hardy vines with spectacular flowers that deserve a special spot in any landscape. They frequently are grown on mailbox posts, fences, trellises, and deck railings or mixed into perennial borders. Clematis prefer a higher soil pH, but they also grow quite well among rhododendrons and...
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