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The OSU Extension grape management course will cover topics including site selection, pruning, weed and disease management, wine chemistry and vineyard care. (Photo by Mitchell Alcala, OSU Agriculture)

Grape management course open to growers of all experience levels

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 |

Registration is now open for the 2024 Oklahoma State University Extension Grape Management Course that begins in March and ends in September.

What: OSU Extension and the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will share grape management information and provide networking opportunities for new and established grape growers.

Participants will also receive:

  • OK Vineyard Establishment and Management Handbook
  • Pocket Guide to Oklahoma Grape Pests
  • Certificate of completion

Who: Prospective and seasoned grape producers

When: The course is broken into six half-day experiences designed to show each stage of grape production:

  • Thursday, Mar. 7: Course overview, site selection and pruning
  • Thursday, April 4: Grape species, planting and weed management
  • Thursday, May 2: Economics, soil and water quality and disease management
  • Thursday, June 6: Irrigation, fertilization and guest speaker
  • Thursday, Aug. 15: Harvest, veraison and wine chemistry
  • Thursday, Sept. 5: Post-harvest vineyard care, course evaluation and graduation

Each session is set for 1 to 5 p.m., but dates and topics may be subject to change. No session will be held in July.

Where: Cimarron Valley Research Station, Perkins, Oklahoma. The station is located a half-mile north of the intersection at Highway 33 and 177.

The course is limited to the first 50 registrants and costs $250 per person. Register online by Feb. 23.

For more information, please contact Aaron Essary, OSU Extension specialist for viticulture and enology, at 405-744-7472 or

Story By: Laney Reasner |

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