August 30, 2014

Indiana Growing Season Update, August 2013

From WTIU News (Indiana Public Media) comes a report about the Indiana grape growing season so far.  According to Purdue University, growing degree days in Indiana are close to the normal average.  However, most of the state’s corn crop went in late his year and there is some concern about getting enough GDDs to ripen corn.

http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/mild-weather-banner-year-indiana-wineries-54081/

About Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press in Chicago, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark’s articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and Our Mississippi magazines.

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