Episode 116. Growing Organic Grapes in the Southeast

In this episode, NCAT horticulture specialists Luke Freeman and Guy Ames discuss the joys and trials of growing grapes in the humid Southeast.

The conversation touches on organic grape production; diseases and pests; trellising and pruning grapes; organic grape management; and cultivars of table grapes, wine grapes, and muscadines suited for organic production.

Luke and Guy both work as horticulture specialists with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program out of NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Luke shares research findings from the University of Arkansas high tunnel grape project, led by Dr. Elena Garcia, and Guy shares his personal experience growing grapes and muscadines on his home farm.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Luke Freeman and Guy Ames directly at lukef@ncat.org and guya@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

High Tunnel Grapes Video Series

High Tunnel Grapes: Establishment

High Tunnel Fruit and Grape Production for Eastern Growers

High Tunnel Winter Growing Using Heat Recovery Ventilation

Soils and Sites for Organic Orchards and Vineyards

Tipsheet: Transitioning to Organic Management of Orchards

Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Aphid Control

Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Thrips Control

Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Whitefly Control

Grapes: Organic Production

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