2016 Grape Camp
November 6-7, 2016
Lady Bird Johnson Park Pioneer Pavilion
432 Lady Bird Drive, Fredericksburg, TX
SAVE THE DATE
November 5-6, 2017
Gillespie County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Fredericksburg
The 2016 Grape Camp was a successful two-day event filled with educational sessions, vendor demonstrations and a celebration dinner focused on Texas grape growers.
On Sunday night, there was a celebration reception and dinner held at the Inn on Barons Creek Conference Center. This was a great time to enjoy your favorite Texas wines.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 – New Grower Sessions
Day One is geared toward the new grape grower or individuals wanting to start growing grapes. Topics center around irrigation, soil, disease control, grape varietals, vineyard management.
|Vineyard Site Evaluation||Dr. Ed Hellman||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension / Texas Tech||Download|
|Fungal Disease Management||Jim Kamas||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Grapevine Nutrition||Michael Cook||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Weed Control in Vineyards||Michael Cook||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Pierce’s Disease and Cotton Root Rot||Dr. David Appel, Professor, Biological Control||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|What’s in Your Toolbox?||Fran Pontasch||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Panel Discussion, Permits, Regulations and other Resources||Fran Pontasch, Michael Cook, Dr. Pierre Helwi, Dr. Justin Scheiner|
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Advanced Grower Sessions
Day Two continues the educational sessions leaning toward topics for seasoned, experienced growers.
|Soil Chemistry and Management||Dr. Justin Scheiner||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Grapevine Viruses||Dr. Olufemi Alabi, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist and Sheila McBride, Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Components of Fruit Composition and Quality||Dr. Justin Scheiner||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Grapevine Water Use and Irrigation Management||Dr. Pierre Helwi||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Integrated Canopy Management||Jim Kamas||Texas A&M AgriLife Extension||Download|
|Pesticide Laws and 2,4D Regulations||Dale Scott, Director of Environmental and Biosecurity Programs||Texas Department of Agriculture||Download|
|What Growers Need to Know||Dusty Timmons, Neal Newsom, Bill Blackmon, and Jerry Watson. Panel moderated by Fritz Westover||Texas Grape Growers and Westover Vineyard Advising||Download|
Preferred Fredericksburg Hotels
TWGGA is grateful to Fredericksburg hotels who blocked rooms for Grape Camp attendees.
Inn on Barons Creek
308 S. Washington St, Fredericksburg
Fairfield Inn and Suites
513 Friendship Lane, Fredericksburg
155 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg
Best Western Plus
314 E. Highway St, Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
201 S. Washington St., Fredericksburg