By Gary Gao, PhD, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor
It was a beautiful, sunny and mild day in Piketon for our Super Berry and Wine Grape Workshop on March 18th. We could not have asked for better weather! We had a very good turnout for the program, with quite a few people driving several hours to get to the event. Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Dave Daniels was in Piketon that day and stopped by the workshop. He shared with our program attendees many exciting developments in the world of Ohio Agriculture.
The Ohio Wine Hall of Famer Dave Scurlock talked about how to assess bud survival rate of wine grapes. Gary Gao talked about how to assess winter injuries in blackberries and raspberries.
Gary Gao and Ryan Slaughter, the research and Extension team members at OSU South Centers, would like to thank Christy Eckstein, Executive Director of Ohio Grape Industries Program, and members of Ohio Grape Industries Committee for their strong support of the wine grape research and Extension programs at OSU South Centers in Piketon. We would also like to thank Director Daniels, Ms. Lori Panda, and Ms. Janelle Meade for their strong support of Super Berry research and Extension programs at OSU South Centers in Piketon. Please email Gary Gao at Gao.firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 740-289-2071, ext. 123, if you have any questions.