Dept. of Horticulture, 245 Horticulture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

Viticulture

Contact

Dr. Diana Cochran
Dept. of Horticulture
Ph. 515-294-0035

ISU Contacts & Resources

 

GRAPE CULTURE AND MANAGEMENT:

Diana CochranDr. Diana Cochran, Department of Horticulture, 125 Horticulture Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-0035; Fax: (515) 294-0730. Dr. Cochran conducts research on tree fruit and grape culture, and is the Extension Specialist for all fruit crops

 

Gail NonnekeDr. Gail R. Nonnecke, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011. Ph. 515-294-0037; Fax: (515) 294-0730. Dr. Nonnecke teaches Hort 461 Fruit and Nut Crop Production and Hort 424/524 Sustainable and Environmental Horticulture Systems, and conducts research on berry crops, including grapes. 

 

Kathleen DelateDr. Kathleen Delate, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011. Ph. 515-294-4-7069; Fax: (515) 294-0730. Dr. Delate conducts research in organic agriculture and is the Extension Specialist for organic crop production. She hosts the ISU Organic Agriculture web site http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/organicag/.

 

Mike WhiteMike White, Viticulture Field Specialist, Iowa State University, 909 E. 2nd Ave, Suite E, Indianola, IA 50125. Ph: office: (515) 961-6237; mobile: (515) 681-7286; Fax: (515) 961-6017. Mike publishes the ISU Extension Wine-Grower-News. Contact him to get on his subscription list.


Joseph HannanJoseph Hannan Area Horticulturist for Central and Western Iowa, Iowa State University, 28059 Fairgound Rd., Adel, IA 50003. Ph: office: (515) 993-4281; mobile: (515) 971-9503; Fax: (515) 993-1027.

 


Patrick O'MalleyDr. Patrick O’Malley, Area Horticulturist for Eastern Iowa - Commercial Crops,  Iowa State University, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd.SE, Iowa City, IA 52246. Ph: office: (319)337-2145; mobile: (319) 330-0337; Fax: (319) 337-7864.

 

 

 

PEST MANAGEMENT
ISU Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Clinic: The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home. The PIDC is a joint effort between Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, and Agronomy. The Clinic is located at: 327 Bessey Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-0581; e-mail: pidc@iastate.edu.

Staff:

Laura Jesse              Erica Saalau-Rojas
Laura Jesse            Erica Saalau-Rojas
Entomologist           Plant pathologist

 

Mark GleasonDr. Mark Gleason, Extension Specialist in plant pathology. Department of Plant Pathology,  313 Bessey Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-0579. Dr. Gleason would be able to provide assistance in the management of all plant health problems associated with plant pathology. Dr. Gleason has conducted research in many horticultural crops, including grapevines.

 

Donald LewisDr. Donald Lewis, Extension Specialist in entomology, Department of Entomology, 104  Insectary Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-1102; Fax: (515) 294-8027. Dr. Lewis would be able to provide assistance in the management of all insect or spider mite problems.

 

Ken HolscherDr. Ken Holscher, Extension Specialist for pesticide applicator training and IPM. Department of Entomology, 102 Insectary Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-1101; Fax: (515) 294-8027.

 

 

Mark ShourDr. Mark Shour, Extension Program Specialist for pesticide applicator training and horticultural/urban IPM.  Department of Entomology, 104 Insectary Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-5963; Fax: (515) 294-8027.

 

 

Bob HartzlerWeed Science: Dr. Bob Hartzler, Extension weed specialist, Department of Agronomy, 2104 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-1923; Fax: (515) 294-9985.

 

 

Kristine Schaefer, Extension Program Specialist in weed management, 9 Insectary Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-4286.

 

 

Rebecca ChristoffelWildlife Management: Dr. Rebecca Christoffel, Extension wildlife specialist, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 103 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph. 515-294-7429; Fax: (515) 294-0730. 

 

 


SOIL MANAGEMENT:
Iowa Soils Suitability Index for Vineyards
Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory, G501 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Kerry Culp, lab manager, Ph: (515) 294-3076; Fax (515) 294-5567; e-mail: soiltest@iastate.edu. Soil samples may be submitted for analysis and subsequent recommendations for soil fertility. (For petiole analyses, Dr. Domoto and the Soil and Plant Analysis Lab recommend using a commercial laboratory.)

  • Instructions and submission sheets are posted on-line, or
  • Submission sheets and sample bags may be obtained from your County Extension Office.  
  • Dr. Paul Domoto, Extension Specialist for fruit crops, will interpret results and provide recommendations.

WINEMAKING:
Murli DharmadikariMidwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute 2312 Food Sciences Building, Ames, IA 50011-1061. Ph: (515) 294-3308; Fax: (515) 294-4362
E-mail: tkmartin@iastate.edu
Institute Director and Extension wine specialist Dr. Murli Dharmadikari, 2312 Food  Science, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.  Ph: (515) 294-7211.

 

Lester WilsonTeaching and research related to food processing Dr. Lester Wilson, 2312 Food Science, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-3889.

 

 


OTHER ISU RESOURCES:
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

Iowa Wine Industry

Iowa Small Business Development Centers

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

ISU Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources

      Beginning Farmer Center
      Local Foods
      Andy Larson, Extension small farm sustainability specialist. 2303
      Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Ph: (515) 294-5875.
      Pesticide Applicator Training
      Value-Added Agriculture Program
      Craig Tordsen, Extension program coordinator for feasibility and business
      planning.
      Worker Protection Standard


WEATHER
Iowa Environmental Mesonet:

Midwest Regional Climate Center

National Weather Service (NOAA): Weather Forecast Office Des Moines, IA


STATE OF IOWA RESOURCES:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
      Ag Diversification & Market Development
      Horticulture & Farmer’s Market
      Organic Certification Program
      Pesticide Bureau
      Sensitive Crops & Apiaries Directory

Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals

Iowa Wine & Beer Promotion Board

State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

Treasures of the State of Iowa
      Small Business Linked Investments for Tomorrow (LIFT) Program

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