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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

OSU-OKC's Canopy & Harvest Management Classes

A friend sent this to me to share with everyone...Thanks Randy!

I am pleased to announce that OSU-OKC's Canopy & Harvest Management is being offered on Sunday this year (8:30-6pm), starting June 1st. We won't usually go until 6pm.

It is offered as a part of the third in a series of classes; so, if you haven't been growing for some time or don't meet the prerequisites you should take the fall (Thursday 5:30-10pm) and/or spring class (Tuesday 5:30-10pm, see below). You may also need, or want to audit the class.

I am also pleased to announce the Educational Tour of Northern Italy Vineyards & Wineries. There are a few reservation type details to be firmed up, but the itinerary is basically set. Students with the most credits have first choice, after that it is first come. If we have 3 people sign up by the end of May the prices are guaranteed for everyone.
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  • Viticulture – Canopy & Harvest Management; 3 credit hours, summer offering

    Provides skills necessary for maintaining the vineyard from the point of pre-bloom through harvest. Emphasizes crop monitoring techniques, pruning, vine manipulation, techniques to determining vine health, pesticide scheduling, handling and application as well as irrigation and fertility management of the vineyard. Additional field experience with harvest management including equipment, processing and handling
  • Viticulture – Introduction, Site Selection, & Cold Protection; 3 credit hours, fall offering

    Provides information about the viticulture history, geographic location where grapes are grown and climatic conditions necessary for viticulture production. Also provides information about clone, variety and rootstock selection. Field oriented experience in vineyard layout, including site selection and preparation, as well as, irrigation and frost protection systems.
  • Viticulture – Establishment & Propagation; 3 credit hours, spring offering

    Designed to introduce students to morphological characteristics of the grape plant and the process of propagation during the dormant season through bud break. Field experience in the process of vineyard establishment, including trellising and training. Additional field experiences in advanced propagation techniques including vineyard nursery management. Provides students with the skills necessary to prune an established vineyard and emphasizes methods of crop adjustment for improvement of fruit quality

For enrollment in the class contact:
BROWN, Mary Ellen / (405)-945-3358


David GerkenAssociate ProfessorHorticulture ProgramOSU-Oklahoma CityJohn E. Kirkpatrick Horticulture Center400 N. Portland Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 945-3352 /

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Great spring weather keeps Farmers’ Market busy

Farmers markets are a great way to eat locally grown fresh produce and support your community. Muskogee has a large farmer's market with lots of Oklahoma foods and goodies

The Muskogee Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Market Square, Fifth Street and Okmulgee Avenue.

Check back for more information on farmer's markets in your area!