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Central Texas Wines and Vines Program

Central Texas Vines and Wines Country Spring Vineyard and Wine Garden,

1625 Country Spring Road, Lorena, TX

May 17, 2018

$20 Registration Fee – 2 Integrated Pest Management CEU’s Offered

8:30 am – Registration Breakfast Provided by Capital Farm Credit

9:00 am – Welcome and Introductions Dr. Curtis and Mary Timmons, Owners/Operators of Country Spring Vineyard

9:10 am to 9:50 am – “Basics of Vineyard Establishment” Fran Pontasch, Viticulture Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

9:55 am to 10:25 am – “Importance of Soil and Tissue Testing” Dr. Jake Mowrer, Soil Nutrient Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

10:25 am to 10:35 am – Break

10:35 m to 10:55 am – “Everyday Vineyard Management” Mike Latimer, Latimer Vineyard, Riesel, TX

11:00 am to 11:45 am – “Grape Varieties, Root Stock and Table Grapes” Dr. Justin Scheiner, Viticulture Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm – Lunch Sponsored by Lone Star Ag Credit

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – “Vineyard Disease and Pest Management” Michael Cook, Viticulture Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

1:45 pm to 2:00 pm – “Virus and Trunk Disease” Dr. David Appel and Sheila McBride, Plant Pathology Specialists, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

2:00 pm to 2:10 pm – Break

2:10 pm to 2:30 pm – “Lessons Learned from the Vineyard – Panel Discussion” Central Texas Vines and Wines Growers

The Central Texas Vines and Wines program is hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Horticulture Committee and Master Gardeners of McLennan County.

Participants must pre-register before May 11, 2018 by calling the McLennan County Extension Office at (254) 757-5180.