Sharpen your harvest predictions: Crop estimation at Parallel 45 Vines and Wines

Join the free First Friday meeting on June 7 to master crop estimation for a successful harvest.

A grape vineyard.
Photo by Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSU Extension.

Calling all grape growers! Join Parallel 45 Vines and Wines for our free First Friday meeting on crop estimation on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hawthorne Vineyards, 1000 Camino Maria Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Why crop estimation matters

Accurately estimating your crop yield early in the season is a critical skill for any grape grower. A good estimate allows you to:

  • Plan for harvest: Knowing your expected yield helps you prepare labor, equipment and processing facilities for a smooth harvest.
  • Optimize fruit quality: Early insights into crop size allow you to adjust management practices to optimize fruit quality and sugar levels.
  • Make informed decisions: Accurate yield estimates support informed decisions about fruit sales, pricing strategies and winery production plans.

What to expect

This First Friday meeting will delve into the world of crop estimation. The event kicks off with a presentation on the latest research in crop estimation methods. Following the presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion where you can:

  • Learn from fellow growers: Share experiences and best practices for crop estimation in your vineyards.
  • Ask the experts: Get your crop estimation questions answered by industry professionals.
  • Explore new techniques: Discover innovative methods for more accurate crop predictions.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and connect with fellow grape growers!

Space is limited, so register today! Contact Parallel 45 Vines and Wines for more information or to reserve your spot.

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