The Minnesota grape and wine industry contributes to over $80M in economic activity, and Minnesota grape growers have expressed a need for more introductory and continuing education on the best sustainable viticultural practices.
University of Minnesota Extension and the Department of Horticultural Science have developed a free, web-based curriculum to provide quality educational materials on growing cold-hardy grapes in Minnesota. Our goal is to provide a broad understanding of viticultural principles as well as practical application of that knowledge.
This curriculum is perfect for training new staff or reviewing the basics.
- The Life of a Grapevine
- Starting a New Vineyard
- Managing Young Vines
- In-season Canopy Management
- Vine Nutrition, Nutrient Testing, and Fertilization
- Weed Management
- Insect Identification and Management
- Disease Identification and Management
- Wildlife Management
- Veraison and Harvest Decisions
- Pruning Grapevines in Cold Climates
This is a free, web-based, self-paced curriculum.
The grape breeding and enology team in the University's Department of Horticultural Science.
North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) has provided funding and support for this curriculum.
Original course developed by Matthew Clark and Annie Klodd.