Wine grape growers' convention Feb. 5-7 in Kennewick

Tri-City HeraldJanuary 14, 2014 

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers' annual convention is Feb. 5- 7 at Kennewick's Three Rivers Convention Center.

On Feb. 7, a session called, "Seeing Red: When Old Prevention Techniques Result in New Disease Outbreaks," will cover ongoing efforts in emerging virus diseases and challenges and opportunities in dealing with virus diseases for healthy vineyards.

For example, previously unrecognized diseases such as grapevine red blotch are emerging that could derail the industry's growth trajectory, according to a news release.

On the same day, "Wine Export: How to Build Your International Business" will inform wineries about export resources.

On Feb. 6, "Arming Washington Against Trunk Diseases" will cover detection and management of the more common trunk diseases.

A trade show at Kennewick's Toyota Center will feature 180 booths.

For more information, go to www.wawgg.org.

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