Under the Vines Field Day

Wed, 09/26/2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
UNH Woodman Farm
70 Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824

Those interested in the commercial production of kiwiberries and seedless table grapesare invited to the annual “Under the Vines” Field Day from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The event will be held at the University of New Hampshire's kiwiberry and seedless table grape research vineyards at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. It is free and open to the public.

Under the Vines is an opportunity for current and future commercial producers, value-added processors, nursery owners, and the public to visit the vineyards, learn about current research and breeding activities, and share their knowledge, questions, and perspectives. 

The full schedule includes:

Seedless table grapes: 4-5 p.m.

  • Variety choice & evaluation
  • Pruning & training systems
  • Nutrient management
  • Identifying and managing vineyard diseases

Kiwiberries: 5-6 p.m.

  • Site selection, choosing & sourcing varieties
  • Vineyard infrastructure & trellising
  • Vine establishment, pruning, training, nutrient management
  • Weed control (HYD-ROW-HOE demo)
  • Pests, diseases, and cosmetics
  • When to harvest, storage and ripening conditions
  • Marketing survey & regional production guide

The event will conclude with kiwiberry and seedless table grape tasting and time for discussion. The field day is free and open to the public; however, the focus is on research for commercial production. For directions to the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, visit: https://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/directions/Woodman. There is plenty of free parking at the farm.