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Final Pruning, Pre-emergence Herbicides, and Planting New Vines

Timely Viticulture Timeline - Dormant
Final Pruning Most have finished or already finished pruning. Remember, if you have a site where there is a history or severe risk of bud damage from late frosts with early budding varieties (such as ‘Chardonnay’), it is best to prune those last as this will help to delay bud break. You can also...

Balanced Pruning 3: Pre-Pruning

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
Timely Viticulture Update: February 26, 2018 “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...

Balanced Pruning 2: Timing

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
Timely Viticulture Update: February 26, 2018 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...

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

Timely Viticulture - Dormant
Timely Viticulture Update: February 26, 2018 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)...

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...
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