DECEMBER 30, 2019. BY THE VINEYARD TEAM.

The Vineyard Team’s Sustainable Winegrowing podcast brings you the latest in science and research for the wine industry. This on-the-go, sustainable farming educational resource provides in-depth technical information on topics like integrated pest management, fruit quality, water conservation, and nutrient management from experts like Dr. Marc Fuchs of Cornell University, Dr. Michelle Moyer of Washington State University, Cooperative Extension Specialists, veteran growers, and more. These podcasts will help you make smarter, sustainable vineyard management decisions to increase efficiency, conserve resources, and maximize fruit quality.

 

As we close out 2019, let’s reflect on the TOP FIVE PODCASTS OF THE YEAR:

 

January 17, 2019
52: The Long View on Sustainable Winegrowing

Dr. Cliff Ohmart, owner/operator of Ohmart Consulting Services, shares insights from his career in sustainability research and education in winegrapes and other crops.

 

February 7, 2019
53: Producing Compost and Carbon Sequestration

Production methods for making high-quality compost and sequestering greenhouse gasses in the soil from two professors at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

 

April 4, 2019
57: Wet Climate Viticulture

Fritz Westover, viticulturist with Westover Vineyard Advising and Virtual Viticulture Academy describes growing conditions and challenges in multiple states in the Southeastern United States.

 

August 1, 2019
65: Winegrape Brokering and Todays Grape Market

Audra Cooper, Broker/Partner at Turrentine Brokerage talks about what wine and grape brokering is, the factors that affect grape pricing, the 2018 grape market, how sustainable certification can help set grapes apart in a crowded market, and the quality of the 2019 crop.

 

August 15, 2019
66: Vineyard Disease Management

Dan Rodrigues, Owner of VinaQuest, talks about how the loss of materials impacts farming; disease management for mildew, sour rot, and weeds; the effects of a wet winter; and what trends he sees for the future.

 

To subscribe to the podcast, please visit vineyardteam.org/podcast/

ABOUT THE VINEYARD TEAM

Promoting sustainable winegrowing since 1994, the Vineyard Team is an organization dedicated to sustainable farming through research, education, and grower-to-grower networking.  Every November, the Vineyard Team hosts an outstanding Sustainable Ag Expo.


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