Reducing cold-climate grape establishment costs through the development of a grape propagation system

Project Overview

FNC13-932
Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2013: $7,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Matthew Skaletski
Holy Grail Vineyard

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Fruits: grapes

Practices

  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, value added

    Summary:

    Final report not received.

    Project objectives:

    April 2013

    •   Harvest cutting wood from Marquette vines
    •   Evaluate rooting hormones by root scoring system
    •   Stick cuttings in biodegradable pots and standard plant bands (open bottomed paper sleeves)

    June 2013

    •   Plant rooted cuttings to the field.  Experimental design will be a randomized complete block with 4 replications.  Plants will be managed throughout the growing season using standard grape growing methodology.

    September 2013

    •   Quantify vine shoot and root development in the field trial using both non-destructive and destructive methods

    April 2014

    •   Grape propagation workshop for grape growers and development of visual media demonstrating propagation
    •   Harvest cutting wood from Marquette vines and evaluate rooting hormones by root scoring system (This will only be completed if needed based on results from 2013)

    September 2014

    •   Quantify vine shoot and root development in the field trial using both non-destructive and destructive methods

    January 2015

    Grape propagation workshop conducted at the Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

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