Disease Resistant Cultivars Symposium

  • August 29, 2018
  • Leelanau County Government Center, Suttons Bay, MI

International Symposium on New Cultivars for Disease Resistance and Increased Sustainability
Growing healthy grapes for producing quality requires a lot of spraying in the vineyards, and the use of large quantities of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc. Much effort has been made by the industry developing more environmentally- friendly practices for sustainable viticulture. One of the most recent developments in this field, is the use of new disease-resistant grape varieties, vines selected to be resistant to fungi and to produce quality wines. Across Europe, pioneering wine producers are leading the way and testing these new breeds of super-grape vines and producing wine from them. Some of those varieties and their performance are the focus of this symposium. Full program and information here.
The symposium is sponsored by Novavine Grapevine Nursery and Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo and there is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided to all the participants. For pre-registration and information, please contact Thomas Todaro (TODAROTH@ANR.MSU.EDU) or Paolo Sabbatini (SABBATIN@MSU.EDU).