Woods Wine LLC    

Backyard Vineyard and Home Winery Consulting

 Finger Lakes , Lake Erie, Hudson Valley, and Thousand Islands Regions
                       Ed Kwiek - Consultant/Owner



Woods Wine recommends the following wine related businesses and organizations:
  • Double A Vineyards is a family owned and operated grapevine nursery dedicated to growing and selling quality grapevines.  Click here: Double A Vineyards.
  • Want to join a Home Winemaker's Club in the Western NY Area?  Click here:  Rochester Area Home Winemakers.
  • Interested in Finger Lakes Wine Events and Activities?  Click here:  The Finger Lakes Travel Maven.
  • The Home Wine Committee is part of the Rochester Chapter of the American Wine Association.

    Online Trellis Installation Resources:

    Trellis Installation Information Sites:

    1. Constructing a Vineyard Trellis, Dr. Paul Domoto,ISU 2002:
    2. Engineering a Modern Trellis System, Dr. Thomas Zabadal, Michigan State University:
    3. Grape Training Systems, Univ. of Mo:
    4. Trellis Systems for Your Vineyard, Uni. of NE at Lincoln:
    5. Grape Trellis How-To’s by John Pennoch, JDL Sales, 2004 IWGA Annual Conf.:
    6. Design Your New Vineyard, Kentucky State University:


    Online Pruning Resources:

    Grape Pruning Information Sites:

    1. DesMoine Area Community College:http://www.dmacc.edu/programs/viticulture/video/pruninghwc.html

    2. Pruning Grapevines in Michigan:http://web1.msue.msu.edu/vanburen/e-1935.htm

    3. Pruning & Canopy Mgt, Dr. Gail Nonnecke, ISU:http://viticulture.hort.iastate.edu/info/pdf/prunecanopy.pdf

    4. Wine Training Techniques, Wine Doctor.com:http://www.thewinedoctor.com/advisory/technicaltraining.shtml

    5. Pruning For Crop Load Management ppt., Washington State Universityhttp://winegrapes.wsu.edu/Pruning_CropLoad.pdf

      6. Pruning Grapes to The 4-Arm Kniffen System, New Mexico State Univ:http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/h-303.pdf

    7. Pruning Grapevines, Reiman Gardens, ISU:http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/RG502.pdf

    8. Pruning Grapevines, Ed Hellman, Texas Cooperative Extension:http://winegrapes.tamu.edu/grow/pruning.html

    9. Pruning & Training, Chapter 6, Mid-Atlantic Grape Growers Guide:http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/resources/winegrape/ag535-2.pdf

    10. Pruning & Training, Chapter of the Midwest Grape Production Guide: http://ohioline.osu.edu/b919/0008.html

    11. Basic Pruning of Backyard Grapevines, Ohio State Univ.:http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1428.html

    12. Training & Trellising Grapes for Production, Washington State University: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb0637/eb0637.pdf

    13. Pictorial Guide of Pruning Dechaunac, Delaware and Cayuga & Years Growth: http://www.honeyflowfarm.com/grapeproject/grapeproject.htm

    14. Pruning, Training & Canopy Management of Grapevines in the Midwest, Kentucky State Univ. ppt, Excellent: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/vinemanagement_files/frame.htm


    Selected “FREE” Online Grape Pruning Videos:

    1. Master Gardener Chuck Engels of Univ. of CA Extension showing the differences between cane & spur pruning, shoot thinning and leaf pulling of table grapes, 5 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JOTRbUodQw

    2. Winegrape spur pruning on old established Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) vines with battery operated hand pruners in the Margaret River winegrape region of Washington state, 3:42 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GMCgeRrrcs

     3. Pruning Vignoles on VSP at Jowler Creek Winery in Missouri, 3 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ODWr02zfhU

    4. Pruning Norton Cynthiana at Jowler Creek Winery in Missouri, 2008, 5:23 min. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPE7UICamgg

    5. Spur pruning cold climate grapes growing on a VSP system by the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, 6:18 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1vZHwrp8H0

    6. Spur pruning Concord grape vines growing on a single high wire by the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, 5:19 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnibuXSfEHc

    7. Medocino County, California Grape Pruning Contest, 1:06 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkrzz6MH7iw

    8. Pruning video from DMACC by Randall Vos, 4-08, 9 min.: http://www.dmacc.edu/programs/viticulture/video/pruninghwc.html

    9. Pruning Grape Vine - High Cordon Trellis 3-6-09 – Ohio State Univ:

    a. 3:31 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZvaReI5vr4

    b. 7:01 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEat6g7j_gg&feature=related

    c. 3:53 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZD94ZXOrC8&feature=related

    10.Results of Proper Pruning of Grapes, 3:05 min. 1-5-09 - Michel White: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q58zFY0B1M&feature=related

    11. Two bud spur pruning Pinot noir growing on VSP on the Dutton Ranch in Sonoma County, CA, 7:28 min.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPXX4T3-JDo

    12.EXCELLENT set of 3 Cold Climate Pruning "Macro Media Breeze" presentations by Fritz Westover, former Viticulture Research Associate at Virginia Tech University:

    a. Grape Vine Anatomy & Vine Balance:http://breeze.ag.vt.edu/westover1/

    b. Selecting Fruitful Wood & Balanced Pruning:http://breeze.ag.vt.edu/westover2/

    c. Cold Climate Pruning Strategies: http://breeze.ag.vt.edu/westover3/

    Two Commercial Grape Pruning Videos You May Want to Consider

    There are also several commercial pruning videos for sale on the market. Two that I am familiar with and suggest considering would include:

    1. Proper Methods for Pruning Grapevinesby Lon Rombough, author of The Grape Grower, A Guide to Organic Grape Growing, $28.50 within the U.S. and $33 outside the U.S.: http://www.bunchgrapes.com/dvd.html

    2. Learn to Prune Instructional Videoby John Marshall of Great River Vineyard in Lake City, MN. This video sells for $35.95 Plus $5 for S & H. It is available Online here: http://www.greatrivervineyard.com/

    Online Pesticide & Sprayer Management Resources:

    General Pesticide Management Guides:

    1. 2010 Midwest Small Fruit Spray Guide:http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1375.pdf

    2. Midwest Small Fruit Pest Mgt. Handbook:http://ohioline.osu.edu/b861/index.html

    3. Northeastern IPM Recommendations and Pest Management Field Guides: http://neipmc.org/ipm_fieldguide.cfm

    4. NY & PA IPM Grape Pest Mgt: http://ipmguidelines.org/grapes/

    5.EXCELLENT: Pest Control in Small Vineyards, Michigan State University: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/8/e2698.pdf

    6. 2010 Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington – EB0762: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb0762/eb0762.pdf

    7. 2010 Grape Spray Guide, Virginia Tech Univ.: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/456/456-017/Section-3_Grapes-1.pdf

    8. Fungicide Resistance Action Committee: http://www.frac.info/frac/index.htm

    9. Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants, Southern IL Univ: http://www.herbicide-adjuvants.com/

    10. North Central IPM Guide: http://www.ipmcenters.org/pmsp/pdf/NorthCentralGrapePMSP.pdf

    11. 2010 Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington – EB0762:

    12. 2009 Grape Spray Guide, Virginia Tech Univ.:

    13. Fungicide Resistance Action Committee: http://www.frac.info/frac/index.htm

    14. Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants, Southern IL Univ: http://www.herbicide-adjuvants.com/

    Sprayer Calibration:

    1. Airblast Sprayer Calibration, Univ. of Kentucky: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/HLA/calibration.pdf

    2. Small Hand Sprayer Calibration, ISU: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1271.pdf

    3. Sprayer Equipment & Calibration: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ageng/machine/ae73-1.htm

    4. Air Blast Sprayer Calibration Worksheet, Ed Hellman, Texas A&M: http://winegrapes.tamu.edu/grow/airblast.pdf

    5. Select list of YouTube Airblast Sprayer Calibration Videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=vineyard+sprayer+calibration&aq=f


    Sprayer Management, Parts & Equipment:

    1. TeeJet: http://www.teejet.com/english/home.aspx

    2. Spraying Systems Company: http://www.spray.com/

    3. Sprayer Parts Depot: http://www.sprayerpartsdepot.com/

    4. Spray Parts: http://www.sprayparts.com/

    5. Sprayer Specialties: http://www.sprayers.com/

    6. Gemplers: http://www.gemplers.com/

    7. Northern Tool & Equipment: http://www.northerntool.com/

    8. Sprayer Equipment Manufacturers, Univ. of GA:http://www.tifton.uga.edu/spray/sprayer.htm

    9. Redball Products, Benson, MN: http://www.redballproducts.com/

    10. Fimco Sprayers:http://www.nationwidewholesaledirect.com/fimco_sprayers.html

    11. Sprayer Cleanout Procedures, ISU:http://www.weeds.iastate.edu/reference/pat30.pdf

    12. NY Extension Vineyard Spraying Resources: Excellent! : http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/faculty/landers/pestapp/grape.htm


    Pesticide Record Keeping, Rules & Safety:

    1. EPA - Worker Protection Standard (WPS): http://www.epa.gov/oecaagct/twor.html

    2. WPS Pesticide Poster:https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=3595&SeriesCode=&CategoryID=81&Keyword=

    3. ISU Pesticide and the Environment (safety, regulations, licensing, calibration, WPS, etc..) http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pme/

    4. TracGrape Pesticide Records Software from Cornell Univ. “Free” http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/trac/about/about_grape.asp

    5. Personal Protective Equipment: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PAT13.pdf

    6. Pesticide Labels and MSDS sheets: http://www.cdms.net/LabelsMsds/LMDefault.aspx?t=

    7. WPS Pesticide Sign: http://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d001101-d001200/d001117/d001117.html 


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