High Tunnel Grapes -- Trellising and Training

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 prune and train young grape vines to a trellis system in a high tunnel with Horticulture Professor Dr. Elena Garcia from the University of Arkansas. For this demonstration we are using the Geneva Double Curtain trellis system and a Modified Double High Cordon system in a Haygrove high tunnel at Barnhill Orchards in Lonoke, Arkansas. 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 will discuss pruning, harvest, and pest management for high tunnel grapes.
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