Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
To identify grape cultivars adapted to Iowa, a cultivar by management system trial was established in 2002 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Horticulture Research Station (HRS) and the ISU Armstrong Research Farm (ARF) with a grant from the Leopold Center of Sustainable Agriculture. Fifteen cultivars, including ten wine and five seedless table cultivars, are being evaluated under 1) a conventional management system that relies on herbicides for weed control and application of insecticides and fungicides on a regular basis; 2) an IPM/best management system that uses herbicides as needed and relies on monitoring to determine the need for insecticides and fungicides; and 3) an organic approved system that relies on a straw mulch for weed control and use of organic-approved pest control strategies. This report summarizes the results for the 2007 growing season.
Iowa State University
Domoto, Paul A.; Nonnecke, Gail R.; Portz, Dennis N.; Havlovic, Bernard J.; and Howell, Nicholas P., "Grape Cultivar by Management System Trial Performance in 2007" (2008). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 653.