High Tunnel Grapes -- Planting

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $266,986.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Arkansas
Region: Southern
State: Arkansas
Principal Investigator:
Renee Threlfall
University of Arkansas
Dr. M. Elena Garcia
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
In this video we show you how to plant dormant, bare-root grape vines in a high tunnel with Viticulture Professor Dr. Andy Allen from Arkansas Tech University. There are many advantages to growing grapes in a high tunnel in the Southeast, including higher yield, better fruit quality, and decreased disease pressure. This video was produced by NCAT and is part of the High Tunnel Grape Project funded by Southern SARE and led by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with Cooperative Extension, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers. Future videos in the series will discuss training and trellising, pruning, harvest, and pest management for high tunnel grapes.
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