FAMU hosts 2017 Vineyard Management Workshop

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February 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Local grape producers are brushing up on their skills before growing season begins.

FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research teamed up to host their annual vineyard management workshop.

Professional growers and backyard hobbyist were all invited to learn about proper pruning techniques for vineyards and small fruit plots, as well as pest and disease control.

"It’s very crucial to prepare and disseminate knowledge exactly in the beginning of the growing season because we know March, end of February everything is going to be in bloom again. That’s why it’s important for us to bring everyone together so they don’t ruin whatever they’re planning to grow,” said co-organizer Violeta Tsolova.

When growing season ends in August, both groups will join together again for their annual Harvest Festival.

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