COVID-19 Viticulture Update 05/15/2020

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COVID-19 Viticulture Update 05/15/2020

News today: 


V-Credit Webinar organized by the NC Winegrowers Assoc.

Monday, June 1, 2020; 10 a.m.–noon

  • It is a mandatory 2-hour training course.
  • You will need your Webcam on the entire time.
  • Pre-Registration Required To Be Invited to the Zoom Meeting

Follow the Link Below to submit your

  • email address,
  • Full Name,
  • License Number
  • If you have already signed up there is no need to again.


10 a.m.–noon (Mandatory 2 hour-2 hour V training consists of 1 hour N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and 1 hour Extension) Pesticide V Training-Travis Snodgrass/ NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division & Eli Snyder, Extension Agent in Wilkes County


To register:

  • please send an email to
  • Subject line: Pesticide V Training Registration
  • Text body: 1. Full Name; 2. Email Address; 3. License Number

In the Winery: Re’Wine’ing the clock

Webinar: Monday, May 18 from noon–1:30 p.m., “Re”wine”ing the Clock in a Post-COVID World: Ensuring personal safety & production efficiency as winery operations resume”. The event is free and open to all – register online

Financial Resources:

Social Media for Farmers Webinar Series

Farm Safety: Responding to a COVID-19 outbreak on a farm:

Presented by:

  • NC Farmworker Health Program – Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
  • Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch- NC DHHS
  • Agricultural Safety & Health Bureau – NC Department of Labor
  • NC Community Health Center Association
  • NC Agromedicine Institute

Others are welcome to join. First priority for questions will be given to growers. Unable to attend? Webinar will be recorded and posted/distributed afterwards. Email Robin Tutor Marcom to receive the link and share questions you’d like to have answered.

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/15/2020:

  • North Carolina (11:00 a.m. EST): 17,129 confirmed positive/ 641 deaths
  • USA: (8:32 p.m. EST): 1,442,657 positive/ 87,530 deaths
  • World (8:32 p.m. EST): 4,534,673 positive/ 290,269 deaths


Please sign up for the NC State monthly Small Fruits newsletter. Our first issue is out now. We highlight research from around the globe, shed light on the behind-the-scenes of extension, put NC State Horticulture graduate students into the spotlight, provide insightful tips into the science of farming, detail seasonal recipes, and many other things. Our next issue will highlight the NC Wine month and will come out at the end of May.

Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

NC Muscadine Grower Association COVID-19 Resource Page

NC Wine Database for NC Wineries. Please enter your information

NY Wine Grape Growers Association COVID-19 Resources

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann