Industry Resources

Three reference books every Nebraska grower should have (as determined by the opinions of the two who compiled this list):
Sunlight into Wine by Richard Smart & Mike Robinson
The Grape Grower by Lon Rombough
Northern Winework by Tom Plocher & Bob Parke

University viticulture departments

Viticulture extension

Vineyard establishment

Links to Others

Trellis systems

Canopy management

Grape diseases

Integrated Pest Management

Grape insects

Vineyard weed management

Soil fertility management

Grape cultivars


Licensed nurseries

*Note: Turnbull Nursery sells grape plants but that information is not on their website. You can request a catalog from them that lists the grape cultivars they sell. They can be contacted through their website.

Vineyard equipment and supplies

General viticulture/vineyard management publications

(these publications have sections that cover most relevant vineyard management topics)

General viticulture/vineyard management websites

Harvest Guidelines

Sustainable viticulture

Grape plant structure, growth and biology

Crop safety

Trade publications

Viticulture book lists

Industry information

Soil testing labs

AgSource Laboratories
Steve Frack, Vice President
300 Speedway Circle, Suite 2 Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 476-0300
Fax: (402) 476-0302


Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
John Torpy, Laboratory Manager
13611 B Street Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 334-7770 Fax: (402) 334-9121

Ward Laboratories
Raymond Ward, Laboratory Manager
P .O. Box 788
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 234-2418
Fax: (308) 234-1940


Olsen’s Agricultural Laboratory, Inc.
Kevin Grooms, Laboratory Manager
P.O. Box 370
McCook, NE 69001
Phone: (308) 345-3670
Fax: (308) 345-7880

Platte Valley Labs
Steve Spellman, Laboratory Manager
P .O. Box 807
914 Highway 30
Gibbon, NE 68840
Phone: (308) 468-5975
Fax: (308) 468-5222

Servi-Tech Laboratories
Nancy Jenny, Laboratory Manager
P .O. Box 169
Hastings, NE 68902
Phone: (402) 463-3522
Fax: (402) 463-8132

Laboratory Services

as noted in the Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine, Nov/Dec 2009

Filtration Suppliers

as noted in the VWM Nov/Dec 2009

Additional interesting web sources






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