Looking for Links & Opinions

Looking for Links & Opinions

Post by Clyd » Thu, 14 Mar 2002 05:32:39



Hey folks,

Getting ready to launch a new version of the Missouri Grape Growers Web Site
and was hoping that some of you might have some links or critique to add:

http://www.steelvilletelephone.com/~peaceful/MGGA/feature1

The above is just a temporary site while building the pages.

TIA,

Clyde

 
 
 

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Post by Clyd » Thu, 14 Mar 2002 09:27:07


Quote:

> The above is just a temporary site while building the pages.

> TIA,

> Clyde

Just moved it to the permanent home:

 http://missourigrapegrowers.org/

Suggestions and comments still welcome.

clyde

 
 
 

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Post by IGZO » Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:31:00


I have many links to offer at our site.
We are Bones. Brewers of the northeast section.
Go check us out at
www.b-o-n-e-s.com
Also I have many links for grapegrowers at
*** of the Vine
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Good luck,
Izzy
 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Whitak » Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:10:24


Quote:

> > The above is just a temporary site while building the pages.

> > TIA,

> > Clyde

> Just moved it to the permanent home:

>  http://missourigrapegrowers.org/

> Suggestions and comments still welcome.

> clyde

Looks pretty good.  On the links page you might replace the Iowa State
University trellis link with their viticulture site.

http://viticulture.hort.iastate.edu/home.html

On the information page they have a new trellis pdf file that while
large and slow to load looks very informative.  They also have a file
on Bruce Bordelon's (Purdue University) seminar to Iowa grape growers
entiled "Grape Cultivars for the Upper Midwest".

You might also add Cornell's grape breeding page:

http://aruba.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/faculty/reisch/grapeinfo.html

Good luck with the updates and changes.

Bruce

 
 
 

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Post by Jack Kell » Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:54:27


Clyde, I've just placed your link at
http://sarwg.jackkeller.net/links.asp and suggest you go there for a
good list of wine appreciation and winemaking groups.

To all, if I have left anyone out, please contact me with the URL.

Jack Keller, President, San Antonio Regional
Wine Guild, http://sarwg.jackkeller.net/index.asp

 
 
 

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Post by Clyd » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 04:19:09


Hey Jack,

I have that link and your winemaking link on our winery website,

http://peacefulbendvineyard.com/links.htm

but the MGGA is looking to keep their site more focused on vineyards and
grapes.

Do you think that eventually all web sites will be linked together in one
way or another?

clyde

Quote:
> Clyde, I've just placed your link at
> http://sarwg.jackkeller.net/links.asp and suggest you go there for a
> good list of wine appreciation and winemaking groups.

> To all, if I have left anyone out, please contact me with the URL.

> Jack Keller, President, San Antonio Regional
> Wine Guild, http://sarwg.jackkeller.net/index.asp

 
 
 

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Post by Clyd » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 04:29:47


Hi Bruce,

Thanx for the links.  That is a much better Iowa link you provided. I was
trying to keep the links down to one per server, but since Cornell's is so
difficult for me to navigate, I added that link too.

I've not yet searched for the pruning weight data you requested.  Been
working on the MGGA site, to which, I've added a message board.  Not too
active yet, but if you'd like to post a message there...... not just for
MGGA members or even Missouri residents ; ^ ) ~

http://www.missourigrapegrowers.org/board/

thanx again,

clyde

 
 
 

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Post by Clyd » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 04:37:08


I know this is a winemaking group Izzie, but I was looking for grape links.

I didn't see any links but "Bones" on the BV site.  Did I just miss 'em?

clyde

Quote:
> I have many links to offer at our site.
> We are Bones. Brewers of the northeast section.
> Go check us out at
> www.b-o-n-e-s.com
> Also I have many links for grapegrowers at
> *** of the Vine
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> Good luck,
> Izzy

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Whitak » Fri, 15 Mar 2002 22:36:37


Quote:

> Hi Bruce,

> Thanx for the links.  That is a much better Iowa link you provided. I was
> trying to keep the links down to one per server, but since Cornell's is so
> difficult for me to navigate, I added that link too.

> I've not yet searched for the pruning weight data you requested.  Been
> working on the MGGA site, to which, I've added a message board.  Not too
> active yet, but if you'd like to post a message there...... not just for
> MGGA members or even Missouri residents ; ^ ) ~

> http://www.missourigrapegrowers.org/board/

> thanx again,

> clyde

One thought that just occured to me is an opening statement on the
home page between the "navigation" bar and the link to the Board of
Directors.  Simply a welcome and a short comment on the purpose of the
group and/or web site.

Second, this certainly will be an excellent place for postings on
midwest viticulture if there is enough traffic, that is if you can get
some of the more knowledgeable people involved.  Iowa grape growers
has a forum which occassionally has a post and rarely an answer.

I just noticed your background image an excellent choice, just a touch
too light on my monitor.

Bruce

 
 
 

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Post by Clyd » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 01:25:42


Quote:
> One thought that just occured to me is an opening statement on the
> home page between the "navigation" bar and the link to the Board of
> Directors.  Simply a welcome and a short comment on the purpose of the
> group and/or web site.

Yeah I had been thinking about that too.  Probably a bit on the ***side,
but I was trying to keep the logo and navigation consistant throughout the
site.  I've read that it helps to keep people orientated while they surf the
site.  Especially when they may be new to the net, like many in the MGGA
are.  I just now put a little blurb flanking the logo.

As for the wallpaper (just some modified, free clipart), I am concerned with
it conflicting with text, so made it light. I know it shows up pretty strong
on my two monitors.  Not sure how to adjust that for all that will be
viewing and tend to think that it will be better on the lighter side. What
browser are you using. I've not been able to download a Netscape on our new
PC.

 > Second, this certainly will be an excellent place for postings on

Quote:
> midwest viticulture if there is enough traffic, that is if you can get
> some of the more knowledgeable people involved.  Iowa grape growers
> has a forum which occassionally has a post and rarely an answer.

Of course I have visions (or delusions) of grandure and can see the MGGA
bulletin board as being the midwest center for viticulture communications. ;
^ ) ~
There will be a dead tree letter going out to the members within the next
couple of weeks which will include a notice about the new site.  I only had
a handful of edresses to use for notification, and some of those bounced!
Most of that data was as old as the old site. There are some notables here
that I know are online (like Jon Held).  Maybe we can get them into the
habit of posting occasionally. Part of the idea of including feature
vineyards was to get  regular, if only periodic, traffic.

If you check the board today, it's mainly talk about the website, (sigh) but
it looks like we might have a *real* webmaster take over for us.

Thanx again for the input.

clyde

Quote:
> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Jack Kell » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 05:42:59


Quote:
> I have that link and your winemaking link on our winery website....

Thanks, Clyde.

Quote:
> but the MGGA is looking to keep their site more focused on vineyards and
> grapes.

Go back to http://sarwg.jackkeller.net/links.asp and look again.
Eight of the links under "Friends of SARWG" are grape grower
associations or viticulture sites.

Jack Keller, President, San Antonio Regional
Wine Guild, http://sarwg.jackkeller.net/index.asp

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Whitak » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 08:54:21


Quote:

> > One thought that just occured to me is an opening statement on the
> > home page between the "navigation" bar and the link to the Board of
> > Directors.  Simply a welcome and a short comment on the purpose of the
> > group and/or web site.

> Yeah I had been thinking about that too.  Probably a bit on the ***side,
> but I was trying to keep the logo and navigation consistant throughout the
> site.  I've read that it helps to keep people orientated while they surf the
> site.  Especially when they may be new to the net, like many in the MGGA
> are.  I just now put a little blurb flanking the logo.

> As for the wallpaper (just some modified, free clipart), I am concerned with
> it conflicting with text, so made it light. I know it shows up pretty strong
> on my two monitors.  Not sure how to adjust that for all that will be
> viewing and tend to think that it will be better on the lighter side. What
> browser are you using. I've not been able to download a Netscape on our new
> PC.

I'm using Netscape 4.79.  Started with Netscape 2 and never saw a good
reason to change.  I opened the link in IE 6 and the backgound is
darker, should be fine since most people use IE.

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Quote:
>  > Second, this certainly will be an excellent place for postings on
> > midwest viticulture if there is enough traffic, that is if you can get
> > some of the more knowledgeable people involved.  Iowa grape growers
> > has a forum which occassionally has a post and rarely an answer.

> Of course I have visions (or delusions) of grandure and can see the MGGA
> bulletin board as being the midwest center for viticulture communications. ;
> ^ ) ~
> There will be a dead tree letter going out to the members within the next
> couple of weeks which will include a notice about the new site.  I only had
> a handful of edresses to use for notification, and some of those bounced!
> Most of that data was as old as the old site. There are some notables here
> that I know are online (like Jon Held).  Maybe we can get them into the
> habit of posting occasionally. Part of the idea of including feature
> vineyards was to get  regular, if only periodic, traffic.

> If you check the board today, it's mainly talk about the website, (sigh) but
> it looks like we might have a *real* webmaster take over for us.

I see you posted my pruning weight question on the new board, thanks.
The Iowa grower to my west planted his vineyard in '85 and the pruning
weights are running 2.5 to 3 pounds, Dr. Smart's formula 14-18 buds
per pound pruning weighta and 15 buds/meter would be 9' to 12' trellis
requirement.  That's quite a bit less that has been reported for
Missouri growers in this forum in the past. The growing degree days
from May 1 to Sept 30th are about 3300 here which would have some
effect along with soil fertility, types and management.  Difficult to
make a good decision when there are no local vineyards to look at,
thinking about dropping GDC plan and using a single high wire trellis.
 I should make some phone calls and get some advice.

Thanks again,

Bruce

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Quote:
> Thanx again for the input.

> clyde

> > > http://www.FoundCollection.com/