Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium

March 4-6, 2020

The Grape and Wine Institute is in the process of organizing a great conference for 2020. The conference will kick off with a research symposium on Wednesday, March 4. Symposium presentations highlight research being conducted in viticulture and enology throughout Missouri. Then on Wednesday afternoon session focuses on wine marketing. Thursday, March 5 will focus on viticulture and enology. Friday, March 6 will be the Intermediate Grape Grower School that will provide novice and newer grape growers knowledge needed to be successful.

Registration for Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium and/or Intermediate Grape Grower School is open until Monday, Feb. 24.

Location: Hampton Inn and Suites at the University of Missouri
1225 Fellows Place, Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-214-2222 or 800-426-7866

Hotel group rate: A block of rooms is available at the Hampton Inn and Suites for Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday March 5, 2020 at the rate of $119.00 per night. You can call the hotel to book, and ask for the group rate using code UM-Grape & Wine or UMG.

Booking deadline was Feb. 7, but a limited number of rooms are still available.


Schedule

Wednesday, March 4

Morning Symposium

7:30 Attendee check-in, University Atrium

8:30 Welcome
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

8:45 Wine metabolome plasticity of a common scion ‘Chambourcin’ on different root systems while under varied irrigation regimes
Mani Awale, Connie Liu, and Dr. Misha T. Kwasniewski

9:00 The incidence of grapevine trunk disease on varieties in Missouri
Emily Serra and Dr. Megan Hall

9:15 Clues from Vitis vinifera on tannin extraction and retention in Missouri hybrid grape cultivars
Alex Fredrickson, Jacob Holman, and Dr. Misha T. Kwasniewski

9:30 Implicating early fruit fly life stages in sour rot spray timing applications
Patrick Kenney and Dr. Megan Hall

9:45 Break

10:15 Grapevine survey for viruses of potential economic importance in Norton, Chambourcin, and Vignoles
Dr. James Schoelz and Dr. Dean Volenberg

10:30 Potential insect vectors of grapevine red blotch virus in Missouri vineyards
Harper Smith, Dr. Dean Volenberg, and Dr. Debbie Finke

10:45 ‘Norton’ grapevine is resistant to Grapevine Vein Clearing virus
Dr. Wenping Qiu, Sylvia Petersen, Susanne Howard, Xiangmei Zhang, and Kai Qiao

11:00 Grapevine Vein Clearing virus is prevalent in Aphis illinoisensis
Adam Uhls, Sylvia Petersen, Xiaokai Bao, and Dr. Wenping Qiu

11:15 Detection of grapevine viral diseases using proximal and remote sensing observations
Canh Nguyen, Dr. Vasit Sagen, Matthew Maimaitiyiming, Dr. James Schoelz, and Dr. Misha T. Kwasniewski

11:30 QTL mapping of botrytis bunch rot resistance in Vitis aestivalis-derived ‘Norton’-based population
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, Dr. Surya D. Sapkota, and Li-Ling Chen

11:45 Signatures of grafting on ‘Chambourcin’ leaves
Dr. Allison Miller, Laura Klein, and Zach Harris

12:00 PM Complimentary Lunch Break

Afternoon Conference

1:00 Now that you’ve made “it” how do you sell it?
James “Jim” Moisson, National Sales Manager, Paul Hobbs Wines

1:45 Beyond the bottle: Millennial wine consumers profiles and responses towards alternative wine packaging
Dr. Nicholas “Nick” E. Johnston, Southeast Missouri State University

2:30 Break

3:00 Sell more wine: Five marketing tips to grow your brand
Rebecca Ritz, Founder & Designer, Bauerhaus Design, Inc.

3:45 Connecting the wines from producers to consumers on premise
Barry Tunnell, General Manager and Wine Director, Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen

4:30 Missouri: Industry update
Jim Anderson, Executive Director Missouri Wine and Grape Board

5:15 Break

6:00 Great Taste of Missouri Wine Tasting with heavy hors d’oeuvres until 9:00 PM.
Hosted and sponsored by the Missouri Grape Growers Association and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board


Thursday, March 5

Conference

7:00 AM Complimentary continental breakfast

8:45 Welcome
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

9:00 Identification and diagnosis of grape bunch rots
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

9:45 Understanding Colletotrichum species and their biology to improve chemical management options against grape ripe rot
Dr. Mizuho Nita, Virginia Tech

10:30 Break

11:00 Breeding grapes for your where and when
Ed Swanson, Grape Breeder, Cuthills Vineyards

11:45 Complimentary Lunch

12:45 PM Grapevine trunk diseases in the vineyard, Part I: Starting clean
Dr. Helen Waite

1:30 Grapevine trunk diseases in the vineyard, Part II: Staying healthy
Dr. Helen Waite

3:00 Break

3:30 Hard cider production
Michael Jones, Scott Laboratories

4:15 Management though the microbiome: How manipulating endophytes may affect berry development
Dr. Megan Hall, Grape and Wine Institute

5:00 Behavioral management of Japanese beetle and updates on spotted lanternfly
Dr. Kevin Rice, University of Missouri

5:45 Adjourn


Friday, March 6

Advanced Beginner Grape School

7:00 AM Complimentary continental breakfast

8:45 Welcome Advanced Beginner Grape School
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

9:00 Vineyard business plan
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

10:00 Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

11:00 Break

11:15 Successful vine establishment
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

12:15 PM Complimentary lunch

1:15 Grape insect pests and management
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

2:15 Grape diseases and management
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

3:15 Break

3:30 Managing non-bearing vines
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

4:30 Managing bearing vines
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

5:30 Questions and answers
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

6:00 Adjourn


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