Industry Events

 July Events


July 7-8: American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) Eastern Section Annual Conference (VIRTUAL): Registration required. More info here: 


July 13: 2nd Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum (VIRTUAL): Focus: post-fruit set to veraison; primary fermentation (flyer attached). Registration required.

July 14: University of Florida Muscadine Grape Field day (VIRTUAL): Registration required.

July 14: Muscadine Wine Making Seminar (VIRTUAL). Berry sampling, sampling equipment, sampling methods, juice sampling services. Sign up here to participate.

July 19:  Harvest Workshop (IN PERSON-Shadow Springs Vineyards. Registration required. More info at (on the calendar)

July 21: 10:30-12: Muscadines: Preparing for Harvest (VIRTUAL). Details tbd. Save the date.


July 28: 10:30-12: Muscadines: The Essentials of Muscadine Winemaking (VIRTUAL). Save the date.


The NC State Small Fruits Extension Program is organizing an 

Air-Blast Sprayer Training in an HYBRID format April 13-14, 2021. 

The instructor will be Wayne Riddle from Turbo Mist. Over the last 7 years Wayne has trained under many industry leaders in the AG Industry and has gained a passion for passing on knowledge he has gained. Today he is activity involved in “Train the Trainer” as well as Calibration School for Regulatory Bodies, Educational Institutions and Growers in Canada and the US for Air-Blast Sprayers. He is actively involved in day to day calibrations with many growers from small growers to corporate growers with a vast range of orchard crops.

Working with Washington University, Organ State University and BC Government in developing courses for drift control, coverage and equipment maintenance by teaching how to get your spray to the target and keeping it there efficiently.

1) Here the Agenda:


  • April 13, 2021: 8am to 11am EST: Online training on Air-Blast sprayer calibration (zoom). This training is open for everyone who is interested. But we only will apply for NC pesticide credits.
  • April 13, 2021, afternoon - April 14, 2021 afternoon: Wayne can make on-farm visits with a limited amount of interested growers in NORTH CAROLINA ONLY. We mostly focus on vineyard and orchard growers.

2) Survey (IMPORTANT):

In preparation of this training, we need to ask questions on the model of air-blast sprayer, in which area you are located and if you are interested in a visit after the online training. Please click on the link below to fill out a short 2-3 min survey!

This survey will take 2-3 minutes of your time, and it is absolutely anonymous and voluntary. All information will be handled confidential and only our team will have access to the data. The information we receive will help us to understand your needs and will improve the planned training. The survey will be open from 3/20/2021 - 4/4/2021. 


Please feel free to contact me any time,


Thanks a lot,


Mark Hoffman

Small Fruits Extension Specialist


Assistant Professor

Dr. Mark Hoffman- NCSU

Virtual Vineyards Manager Workshop: March 11th, 2021, 9am-Noon.

Pruning Workshop, March 12th, 2021

Register online (20 people maximum, social distancing and masks are MANDATORY). No mask, no workshop. 

For the full agenda and to register;