2022 Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium

March 9–11, 2022
Hampton Inn at the University of Missouri, Columbia

The 2022 Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium will be held March 9-10, 2022. Following the Conference and Symposium the Beginner Grape School will be held on March 11. The conference and symposium will kick off with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. This will be a great time to reconnect with industry professionals and meet and greet individuals entering the wine and grape industry. Following the luncheon, the symposium will take place showcasing grape and wine research being conducted in Missouri. At the conclusion of the symposium, the Great Taste of Missouri Wines event will take place that includes a wonderful selection of heavy hors d'oeuvres. Thursday conference speakers take the stage to showcase research and extension taking place in Missouri. The Beginner Grape School begins Friday morning and concludes at 6 p.m. The school provides the details for new grape growers entering the industry to be successful, as well as being a great refresher for novices who have recently established grapevines.

Hampton Inn and Suites at the University of Missouri,
1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, MO.


Grape and Wine Symposium
Wednesday, March 9

11:00 a.m.   Lunch (Available until 12:30 p.m.)

12:30 p.m.   Keynote speaker — What's natural about wine?Doug Frost, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier

1:00 p.m.   Survey for alternate host plants of red blotch virus in Missouri vineyards — Harper LaFond and Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute, University of Missouri

1:20 p.m.   Impact of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus-3 and grapevine red blotch virus on yield and berry juice quality in the American grape variety Norton (Vitis aestivalis) — Cooper Adams, Harper LaFond, Zhiwei Fang, Christine Spinka, Dean Volenberg, and James Schoelz, University of Missouri

1:40 p.m.   Sampling Missouri vineyards — A weed survey — Michele Maile, Dean Volenberg, and Reid Smeda, University of Missouri

2:00 p.m.   Development of a sensitive method to detect agrobacteria causing crown gall — Adam Uhls, Sylvia Petersen, and Wenping Qiu, Center for Grapevine Biotechnology, Darr College of Agriculture, Missouri State University

2:20 p.m.   Genetic study of grapevine rooting ability from dormant hardwood cuttings — Jacob Schneider, Li-Ling Chen, and Chin-Feng Hwang, State Fruit Experiment Station at Mountain Grove Campus, Darr College of Agriculture, Missouri State University

2:40 p.m.   From roots to shoots, the impact of grafting on Vitis microbiota — Joel F. Swift, Grace Trello, and Allison J. Miller, Saint Louis University; Megan E. Hall, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Zachary N. Harris, Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery; Misha T. Kwasniewski, The Pennsylvania State University; and Zoë Migicovsky, Dalhousie University, Canada

3:00 p.m.   Break

3:30 p.m.   The efficacy of selected fungicides for the control of a new wine-grape berry rot — Brogan Eyre, Zhiwei Fang, Harper LaFond, and Dean Volenberg, University of Missouri

3:50 p.m.   Pre-prohibition Native American hybrid wine grapes — Whitney Ryan, Grape and Wine Institute, University of Missouri

4:15 p.m.   2022 Missouri Wine and Grape Board Highlights and Marketing Update — Jim Anderson, Executive Director, Missouri Wine and Grape Board; and Annette Alden, Marketing Director, Missouri Wines

5:00 p.m.   VESTA Resource Center and registered apprenticeships for the industry — William Alter and Michelle Norgren, VESTA, Missouri State University

5:30 p.m.   Break

6:00 p.m.   The Great Taste of Missouri Wine Event

Grape and Wine Conference
Thursday, March 10

8:00 a.m.   Breakfast

9:00 a.m.   Sifting and winnowing to identify fungal pathogens causing problems in Missouri vineyardsDean Volenberg, Harper Lafond, and Zhiwei Fang, University of Missouri

9:45 a.m.   Norton grapevine suppresses major grapevine virusesWenping Qiu, Susanne Howard, Sylvia Petersen, and Adam Uhl, Center for Grapevine Biotechnology, Darr College of Agriculture, Missouri State University

10:30 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m.   To Pre or not to Pre? A very important questionReid Smeda, M. Maile, Dean Volenberg, University of Missouri

11:45 a.m.   Lunch

1:00 p.m.   Grafting in grapevines: History and future applicationsAllison Miller, St. Louis University

1:45 p.m.   Educate. Energize. Engage.Catherine Neville, Chief Curator, Hermann Farm and Museum Producer and Host, tasteMAKERS

2:30 p.m.   Break

3:00 p.m.   Viruses of grapes: Separating the bad from the not so badJim Schoelz, Cooper Adams, and Dean Volenberg, University of Missouri

3:45 p.m.   The role of grape mealybugs in spreading Grape leafroll disease in mid-Missouri vineyardsJacob Corcoran, Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory, USDA — Agricultural Research Service

4:30 p.m.   Adjourn

Beginner Grape School
Friday, March 11

 7:00 a.m.   Complimentary continental breakfast

 8:45 a.m.   WelcomeDean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

 9:00 a.m.   Vineyard business planning

10:00 a.m.   Fine tuning vineyard site selection

11:00 a.m.   Break

11:15 a.m.   Successful grapevine establishment

12:15 p.m.   Lunch

1:15 p.m.   Grape insect pests and management

2:15 p.m.   Grape diseases and management

3:15 p.m.   Break

3:30 p.m.   Managing non-bearing grapevines

4:30 p.m.   Managing bearing grapevines

5:30 p.m.   Questions and answers