An educational seminar entitled, “So You Want to Grow Grapes?” will be held on Saturday, October 9 from 9am to 1pm at the Cimarron Valley Research Station in Perkins, Oklahoma.  The program will include a general overview of what it takes to grow grapes in Oklahoma by experts from Oklahoma State University and industry members.  Topics will include site and variety selection, vineyard management, insect and disease control, fruit quality, harvest timing, and a panel discussion with current growers.  A visit to the research vineyard will also be included.  Light food and drink will be provided by the Lincoln County Grape Growers Association.  All attendees will receive the recent Oklahoma State University publication “Handbook to Oklahoma Vineyard Establishment and Management”, “A Pocket Guide to Oklahoma Grape Diseases, Insects, and Other Disorders”, copies of all presentations, and other great industry information.  The registration fee is $25 per person and must be received by October 4, 2010.  This seminar is limited to 50 participants. Payment via credit card is preferable, but payment by check is also possible.  Contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404 for more information on payment and registration.  Go to http://www.grapes.okstate.edu/ for more information and click on Grape Seminar.

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