Serving Growing Ohios Grape and Wine Industry
Last January, January 6ththe official day of the polar vortex we experienced really damaging temperatures.Anywhere from around twenty below zero to about sixteen below zerowhere it killed the fruiting buds and it killed actual grape vines.And we've never experienced any damage like this before.And we've never we really didn't know the extentof the damage on the vines until April May in that time frame when we didn't see anybuds developing and even some of thetrunks cracked.
But the impact of that was dramaticwe have no crop at all in our vinifera and we grow varieties like Chardonnay, PinotNoir, Cabernet Franc, Rieslingand without any grapes, we were forced to buya lot of grapes. But it's had a huge impactas far as the grape production not to mention the actual wine losswhich is two or three years spanning. Because in some of the vineyardsthat will have to be replaced from the ground up
with new vines we will not get the first crop is three to four years out.So the impact is just dramatic and millions and millions of dollars.Actually in the viticulture program at Ohio Stateone of our focus of the research is cold hardiness of grapes.So really that's one of my expertise in this fieldof learning more about how grapes cope with freezing with cold in general.After this cold event our growers really needed a lot of help in terms of how to not onlyassess
the damage but also how to deal with the vinesthat are damaged. And we conducted a lot of workshops just toshow them how to prune the vines. Our relationship with Ohio State goes wayback in the 1980'sWe've had a long standing relationship with ongoing research in the wineryand in the vineyards. Currently with Imed Damiour research stems lately from the cold winter vortexwhere we've had a lot of the vines killed and damagedfrom the minus twenty degree temperatures.
Current research is kind of involved tothe extent of the damage to determine the actual damage andto have pruning studies done to see what was the best way to prunethese injured vines. We have not had temperatures that coldsince 1994 here and myself and a lot of the grape growershave not experienced this cold damage. So we need research to help uskind of figure out what's the next step and see what our future is in these vineyards.
Flower Gardening Tips How to Grow Morning Glory Ipomoea
Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment,we're going to learn all about how to grow morning glory, or ipomoea. It's a beautifulplant from the tropics. So ipomoea, or morning glory, are a vine that grows in tropical climates.So anywhere near the equator. They're used to climates with no summer or winter difference.They like stable, warm temperatures and lots of humidity yearround. So when you're growingthem as a plant in your garden, there's a few tricks that you should follow. And firstof all, you can start them by seed in the spring, and then they'll make the vine andthey'll bloom all summer long. And then you just save the seeds in the fall and cut themback, and then replant them in the spring.
Now, the common morning glory, or ipomoeaindica is found throughout tropical regions and they're a perennial climber, regardedas a nuisance weed in some areas. In some areas, they're just taking over. They haveheartshaped leaves and then funnelshaped flowers. They look kind of like a petuniaor hibiscus. They come in vibrant dark blues and purples, and they're just a gorgeous vibrantcolors in the summertime. And they are a vine, so you have to have something for them togrow onto, whether it's a trellis or a fence or even a tree, and they'll bloom all summer.So morning glory need to have full, hot sun. They kind of look like a clematis. They cando shade, but they need full, hot sun. And
you want to give them lots of water when they'regrowing in the summertime. And if you live in a warmer climate, you can actually putthem in part shade and they'll survive as well, but if you live in a colder climate,definitely give them enough sun. And make sure they dry out in between watering, too.They don't want to sit in a bog of water because you'll lose them. But either way, they'rean easy vine to grow.
Growing Hyacinth Bean Vines
In the world of dependable annual vines, Ithink one has to include a vine called hyacinth bean. Hyacinth bean, as you see right here,is an extremely easy vine to grow from seed, and as you can see, it does it a really nicejob at covering most arbors or trellises that you might have in the garden. And what's really nice about this vine isthat it offers almost several different looks throughout the season. When it first startscoming up and growing, it offers you these really neat, trifoliate leaves that are greenwith kind of reddish veins in them. And then we start to get these really neat flowersâ€”flowersthat are kind of almost like peashaped flowers
on these long spikes. But what's reallynice about them it then ends up producing these very largeâ€”these are kind of smallright nowâ€”very large, reddishburgundy, shiny, glossy pods. And these will last on the vine for latefalland winter interest. So, if you're looking for a vine that's easy to grow, you canstart these indoors, set them out after frost, will easily climb up any kind of support orstructure in the garden for a full open sun spot, think about hyacinth bean.