July 31, 2015
New Mexico State University’s Viticulture Program and the New Mexico Vine & Wine Society will host a field day, capsule Grape Day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the NMSU Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave.
Tours of the vineyard are scheduled for 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed at grape day include weed identification and management. The event is free and open to the public.
“We will talk about the different grape varietals’ country of origin and how they have adapted to the growing conditions of Southern New Mexico, what the purpose of our demonstration vineyards are, and the ongoing implementation of different agricultural practices in the vineyard,” said Daniel Goodrich, project coordinator for NMSU Extension Plant Sciences.
Grape vine plants will be available for purchase for $5 and a variety of red and white wine grapes and table grapes will be offered.
For more information contact Daniel Goodrich at 505-929-3942 or Goodrich@nmsu.edu.