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Discover the production of hops and grapes on the field day of July 19

Wednesday June 5, 2024

Media contact: Alisa Boswell-Gore | Office of Communications and Marketing, OSU Agriculture | 405-744-7115 | [email protected]

The Growing Hops & Grapes in Oklahoma Field Day is an opportunity for Oklahomans and potential growers to learn more about the state’s specialty crops.

“We are entering our third year at the Cimarron Valley Research Station hop yard,” said Katie Stenmark, a doctoral student in the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. “We will discuss everything related to hops: cultivar selection, trellis construction, seasonal management, harvest and post-harvest handling.”

Afterward, attendees will learn about OSU undergraduate research on grapes and grape disease management.

WHO: Oklahoma hop and grape growers and potential growers

What: To grow Hops and grapes on Oklahoma Field Day

When: 11:30 am, Friday 19 July

Where: Cimarron Valley Research Station, 1003 E. 104th St., in Perkins

Scheme:

  • 9:15 am: Selection of hop cultivars – Katie Stenmark
  • 9:30 a.m.: Trellis Construction – Charles Fontanier, associate professor in the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • 9:45 am: Planting and management, irrigation, training – Katie Stenmark
  • 10 a.m.: Pest Control and Disease – Mustafa Jibrin, assistant professor in the OSU Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Sara Wallace, OSU Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • 10:15 am: Pest control and weeds – TBA
  • 10:15 a.m.: Harvest and post-harvest handling – Niels Maness, professor in the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • 10:30 am: TBD
  • 10:45 a.m.: Grape Research Project – Brooke Pruitt, horticulture and landscape architecture student
  • 11 a.m.: Grape Disease Management – ​​Mustafa Jibrin and Tanner Dollar, undergraduate Extension scientist and intern
  • 11:15 a.m.: Wine Shipping Information – Courtney Bir, assistant professor and extension specialist for farm management in the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics
  • 11.30 am: Q&A with participants

Registration: Starts at 8:30 am on the day of the event.

The event concludes with an open invitation to a discounted brewery tour (all ages) and beer/wine tasting (21+) at Iron Monk Brewing Company, 519 S. Husband St. in Stillwater.

For more information or to register, visit the OSU Extension Calendar or contact [email protected].

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