Conference

March 6-8, 2019

Missouri's wine and grape industry leaders gather March 6-8 for the annual Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium at Hampton Inn and Suites in Columbia. The conference and symposium brings together Missouri's grape growers and viticulturists to learn about new research in the wine industry. Speakers open the March 6 symposium with short "flash" talks about cutting-edge research in identifying, solving and managing problems in Missouri viticulture and enology.

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


Schedule

Wednesday, March 6

Morning Symposium

7:30 Attendee check-in University Atrium

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

8:45 Vegetative and reproductive responses of mature Vidal blanc grapes to simulated drift of dicamba
Sarah E. Dixon, D.S. Volenberg and R. J. Smeda

9:00 Characterization of the composition of viruses found in grapevine cultivars grown in Missouri
James E. Schoelz, D. S. Volenberg, M. Adhab, V. Klassen, and M. Al Rwahnih

9:15 Potential insect vectors of Red Blotch virus in Missouri vineyards
Harper Smith, D. S. Volenberg and D. Finke

9:30 Relating sour rot severity to fly number and fine tuning spray timing
Patrick Kenney and M. Hall

9:45 Break

10:15 The effect of grapevine trunk disease on young vines and its relation to trunk splitting in Missouri
Emily Serra and M. Hall

10:30 Evaluating tannin retention in Missouri cultivars
Alex Fredrickson and M. Kwasniewski

10:45 Untargeted metabolomics approach to identify the aroma differences in hybrid grapes
Mani Awale, C. Liu and M. T. Kwasniewski

11:00 Grapevine vein clearing virus is prevalent in grape aphids of Missouri
Adam Uhls, S. Peterson, X. Bao, and W. Qiu

11:15 Characterizing diurnal physiological response of grapevine to wa ter stress using UAS based hyperspectral and thermal imagery
Matthew Maimaitiyiming, V. Sagan, and M. Kwasniewski

11:30 Optimization of Chambourcin grape breeding using molecular genetic approaches
Chin-Feng Hwang, L-L. Chen, B. Bentley and S. Land

11:45 Rootstocks effects on leaves and fruits of grafted Chambourcin grapevines
Allison Miller, A. Bozzolo, D.H. Chitwood, A. Fennell, Z. Harris, L.L. Klein, L. Kovacs, M. Li, P. Londo, Q. Ma, Z. Migicovsky, A. McDermaid and M. Kwasniewski

12:00 PM Complimentary Lunch Break

Afternoon Conference

1:00 A multidisciplinary research effort to mitigate the impact of grape vine viruses in British Columbia
Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, Agri-Food Canada Summerland Research and Development Centre

1:45 Wine, Brandy and Beyond
Philippe Coquard, Wollersheim Winery

2:30 Break

3:00 Case study: How 6 brands target 6 different wine consumers
Rebecca Ritz, Founder & Designer, Bauerhaus Design, Inc.

3:45 Understanding grapevine trunk diseases to better develop effective management strategies
Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, Agri-Food Canada Summerland Research and Development Centre

4:30 Missouri Wine and Grape Board: Here and Now
Annette Alden, Marketing Director and Jim Anderson Missouri Wine Executive Director Missouri Wine and Grape Board

5:15 Break

6:00 Great Taste of Missouri Wine Tasting with heavy hors d’oeuvres until 8:00 P.M.
Hosted and sponsored by the Missouri Grape Growers Association and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board


Thursday, March 7

Conference

7:00 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast

7:45 Welcome
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

8:00 Capital T Truth: Ground-truthing vineyard maps to improve wine quality
Bubba Beasley, Geologist HydroGeo Environmental

8:45 Why we should care about microbial terroir
Dr. Megan Hall, Grape and Wine Institute

9:30 Break

10:00 Was it the Colletotrichum? The nose knows. Being nosy about gluconic acid
Lucie Morton, Consultant and Ampelographer

10:45 Sour shrivel—Grapes behaving badly
Dr. Bhasker Bondada, Washington State University, Viticulture and Enology Program

11:30 Lunch Complimentary

12:30 PM Oxygen: Friend or Foe? Basics of oxygen management
Michael Jones, Scott Laboratories

1:15 Volatile acidity in our wines…Where did it come from? What can you do?
Dr. Misha Kwasniewski, Grape and Wine Institute

2:00 Break

2:30 VESTA and Registered Apprenticeships for the Missouri Grape and Wine Industry
Michelle Norgren, Director of the VESTA Program, Bill Alter, VESTA Special Projects Coordinator, and a representative of Missouri Job Centers

5:30 Adjourn


Friday, March 8 - Concurrent Technical Sessions

Beginner Grape School

7:00 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast

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

9:00 Introduction into the Missouri Grape and Wine Industry
Dr. Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

9:30 Costs of establishing a vineyard
Michael White, Viticulture Specialist, Iowa State University

10:00 Vineyard pest management
Dr. Dean Volenberg and Michael White

10:30 Break

11:00 Spray management and use
Mike White, Viticulture Specialist, Iowa State University

11:30 Vineyard site selection
Dean Volenberg

12:00 PM Complimentary Lunch

1:00 Grape cultivars and sources
Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

1:30 Vineyard establishment
Mike White

2:00 Trellis design and construction
Mike White, Viticulture Specialist, Iowa State University

2:30 Pruning and canopy management
Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

3:00 Break

3:30 Harvest considerations and fruit quality
Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute

4:00 Marketing and building relationships
Mike White, Viticulture Specialist, Iowa State University

4:30 Q ∓ A
Dean Volenberg, Grape and Wine Institute ∓ Mike White, Viticulture Specialist, Iowa State University


Missouri Wine Technical Group

7:00 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast

8:45 Missouri Wine Technical Group
Whitney Ryan, Vox Vineyards

9:00 Wine Evaluations and Constructive Feedback
Whitney Ryan, Vox Vineyards

12:00 PM Adjourn

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