Herbicide Drift Webinar - November 3rd, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hi Folks,

I hope the harvest has been going well!  I receive a number of grape e-newsletter and something interesting came across my desk today that I thought I should share!  I'm not sure if any of you have participated in 'webinars' before - but it's a great way to get timely information without having to travel to a meeting.  You just register, log onto the website at the appointed time and you can see the live presentation and ask questions, it's just like being there but without all the hassle!   Here's some information on an upcoming webinar on Herbicide drift! 

Special Webinar Announcement

The  Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, University of Nebraska Viticulture, and The Northern Grapes Project are pleased to announce a cooperative seminar and webinar provided through Southeast Community College Continuing Education in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Herbicide Drift Seminar and Webinar

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Herbicide drift has been a problem for America’s vineyards for decades.  It arrests plant growth, may cause plant death, and kills the crop.  The early spring this year created conditions that exposed many northern states vineyards to high levels of damage and economic loss from 2,4-D.  The NWGGA ad hoc 2,4-D Committee has been working on your behalf, bringing together resources help you understand the damage pesticide drift can cause in your vineyard and what resources you have available to you before, during and after a drift incident.  This seminar is a cooperative effort of NWGGA, University of Nebraska Viticulture,  and The Northern Grapes Project.  In this seminar, you will learn the history of harmful herbicides, how drift occurs, the visual symptoms of each 2,4-D, glyphosate and dicamba and the harm they can do to grapes, how to mitigate the damage to rescue your plants, how to estimate your losses to a drift incident, how Driftwatch and similar programs work for you, how various states Departments of Agriculture Pesticide Investigation work and their objectives, examples of current and past investigations, differing statutes between states, what’s coming in the future – good and bad, your responsibilities when drift happens to you, and what your liability can become for the pesticides you spray in your vineyard. 


Web participants

Registration is free, but required.  To register, fill out the online form posted at:


Registration is open until 8am (eastern) on November 1st.  Prior to the webinar, those who registered will be sent the web address (URL) and connection instructions for the session.  This email will likely come from the Southeast Community College Continuing Education office.  PLEASE NOTE: Only those who complete the online registration form will receive connection details to participate in the webinar. Even if you have registered for past webinars through the Northern Grapes Project, you still must register for this webinar in order to receive the email.


Due to the limited number of connections, we encourage web participants to “buddy-up” in groups of three or more. 


The Northern Grapes Project is funded by the USDA’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Project # 2011-51181-30850

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