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Viticulture Certificate Program Schedule

NOTE – SCHEDULE AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH NOTIFICATION

Feb 1 – April 30

On-line

Grapevine Anatomy and Physiology – Research Paper
Led by Keller

 

May 1 – July 30

On-line

Principles of Soil & Nutrient Management – Online activities and online exam
Led by Jones

 

Aug 1 – 31

On-line

Principles & Practices of Grapevine Irrigation – Online Exam
Led by Peters

 

Sept 1 – Sept 30

On-line

Viral Diseases of Grapes – Online Exam
Led by Rayapati

 

Usually 3rd weekend in September

Prosser, WA

Grape Camp I – Vineyard visits to observe different varieties and training systems, testing grape maturity, canopy management techniques, calculating fertilizer rates and scouting and monitoring grapevine diseases.
 
 

Oct 1 – Dec 31

On-line

Growing Grapes – Research Paper 
Led by Moyer

 

Jan 1 – Jan 31

On-line

Insects and Biological Control – Online Exam
Led by James

 

Feb 1 – Apr 15

On-line

Disease Management of Grapes – Paper and Online Quizzes
Led by Moyer

 

Apr 16 – May 15

On-line

Weed Management – Online Exam
Led by Miller

 

Usually 1st weekend in March

Prosser, WA

Grape Camp II – Bud damage assessment, Irrigation Management, Spray program and equipment, Pruning demo and hands-on practice, Visit to grapevine nursery
 
 

May 16 – June 15

On-line

Application Technology – Online Activites and Quizzes
Led by Hoheisel

 

June 16 – July 31

On-line

Economic & Business Principles of Growing Grapes – Online Exam
Led by Ball and Folwell

 

Usually 2nd weekend in June

Prosser, WA

Grape Camp III – Vineyard management over the year, Canopy Management, Insects and IPM, and Soil and Tissue Sampling
 
 

Aug 1 – Sept 15

On-line

Viticulture-Enology Interface – Online Exam
Led by Ringer