University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension hosts grape growing session in Cody

UW Extension is hosting a free program focusing on producer and homeowner grape production.

Sadanand Dhekney, assistant professor of horticulture at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center in Sheridan, will present information at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Barling Room of the Park County Courthouse.

Dhekney’s research program uses techniques in breeding and biotechnology along with improved management practices for expanding grapevine production in Wyoming.

Screening grape germplasm for yield, quality and cold-hardiness, and evaluation of production systems for seedless grape cultivars in high tunnels, is a major focus area.

His research incorporates recent advances in grapevine genomics and biotechnology for improving abiotic (physical) stress tolerance of elite cultivars and rootstocks.

“There are table and wine grape varieties that grow well in the Powell/Cody area,” said Sandra Frost, UW Extension educator. “Come and learn how to select, plant and care for them.”

For more information, contact Frost in Powell at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.

Category: Park