Ohio Grape and Wine Day!

Aug. 15, 2014

Check out this article about Ohio Grape and Wine Day with HCS' very own Dr. Dami.

Winter likely to turn grape harvest sour
By MARK TODD – Staff Writer – mtodd@starbeacon.com
Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am
KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — By any standard, the past winter was a disaster for northeast Ohio’s grape growers.

Many days of subzero temperatures took a heavy toll on the vines. Depending on the variety, total losses were recorded, experts have said.  On Wednesday, growers gathered in the vineyard at the Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station in Kingsville Township to learn how to prevent a similar disaster — and to hear a few words of encouragement. The brutal weather and its aftermath was the focus of Ohio Grape and Wine Day, held every two years by The Ohio State University.

Seventy people, many of them grape growers from across Ohio, attended the day-long session that included lectures, a demonstration of machinery and an examination of the grape vines growing at OSU’s research station at the corner of Route 84 and Green Road.  The winter of 2013-2014 had a devastating impact on vines, said David Marrison, agriculture extension educator with The Ohio State University....

Photo credit: Mark Todd, the Star Beacon