2020 Meetings

Friday, May 1, 3:00pm:  a virtual Zoom presentation and discussion on early season vineyard management with Fritz Westover, Virtual Viticulture Academy
  The 2020 vintage is upon us, and the year has begun with some challenges! Technology can help us get together virtually, and we have arranged a Zoom webinar exclusively for our group with Fritz Westover of Virtual Viticulture Academy.  Fritz was previously program director for the Vineyard Team on the Central Coast and now is a vineyard consultant out of Texas, with a national reach through his web-based programs. This webinar will address a wide range of early season practices and issues – including ways you can manage cropload especially this year with the anticipated reduced demand for winegrapes.
  If you would like to suggest in advance a particular topic in addition to the list below please email mary@munsvineyard.com and Fritz can include it in his presentation. You can also always inquire in real-time during the webinar. There is no charge for this webinar. Contact mary@munsvineyard.com for the Zoom login details.
Topics for the meeting will include (but are not limited to):

  • Wrapping up pruning/assessing pruning work
  • Shoot thinning strategies
  • Preparing your disease management program
  • Young vine training tips
  • Balancing crop levels and quality with the current market
  • Live Q&A

There is no advance registration. If you have not downloaded Zoom yet you should do so in advance of the meeting here, at https://zoom.us/download . You can find a tutorial on joining a meeting using Zoom hereAbout Fritz Westover: Fritz Westover is Viticulturist and owner of Westover Vineyard Advising, based in Houston, Texas. Fritz obtained his BS in horticulture and MS in Plant Pathology from Penn State University. He specializes in vineyard consulting for over 1,500 acres of vineyard and is active in research and education in the south and southeastern US, drawing from more than 20 years of experience in the vineyard industry including extension and outreach positions in Virginia, Texas, and California. Fritz contributes to wine industry educational programs in several states and is founder of Virtual Viticulture Academy, a leading resource for practical grape growing information for all levels of winegrape production. He can be reached by email at Fritz@VirtualViticultureAcademy.com, at his website www.VirtualViticultureAcademy.com

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