Date(s) - 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW-Extension and the Spooner Ag Research Station will be hosting a grape pruning workshop on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. The workshop will include a short classroom discussion on basic grape management, grape training systems and pruning, followed by an outdoor pruning demonstration. The pruning workshop and demonstration will be led by Kevin Schoessow, UW-Extension Agricultural Development Agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer Counties.
This workshop will provide participants with a list of appropriate varieties that can be grown in the region and stress the importance of proper site selection and trellising. Grapes are very vigorous and can benefit from proper training and pruning. This workshop will discuss three training and pruning systems on both table and wine grape varieties.
The indoor session will be held in the meeting room at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station headquarters at W6646 Hwy 70 just east of town. The pruning demonstration will be held outside (come dressed appropriately) in the Teaching and Display Garden located at N52645 Orchard Lane, which is across the street from the dairy sheep research facilities. Orchard Lane is ½ mile east of Spooner near the Yellow River bridge and wayside.
There is no cost and the event is open to the public. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Lorraine Toman at the Spooner Area Ag Agents office at 1-800-528-1914 or 715-635-3506.