Grape society trade show this week

GRANDVIEW - The two-day Washington State Grape Society trade show will be held this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11-12, at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene, 500 N. Elm St., Grandview.

Dr. Robert Wample, director of viticulture and enology at California State University, Fresno, Calif., will be speaking on what's happening in the wine and grape industries at 1:15 p.m., Thursday.

Other speakers from Washington State University and the extension service will be discussing the current and future grape market trends, new cost studies on wine grapes and they will be taking comments on new mechanical pruning methods.

Friday there will be speakers discussing improving biological pest controls, pesticide updates, and organic grape production.

Controlling bunch rod and nematodes will also be discussed.

For more information about the annual meeting and trade show contact Deb Heintz, (509) 786-7888.

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