Extension Programs

One of our main missions is to provide continuous education of growers and training to extension agents on small fruit production. We cover comprehensive education programs in the realm of Southeastern viticulture, muscadine production and strawberry production. Our current curriculum consists of YouTube, Web Publications, Webinars and in-person education. We further provide timely sensitive data on frost protection and disaster preparedness for grape and strawberry growers. We also provide highly specified training on a variety of topics each year, in collaboration with world-wide experts on topics such as pruning or calibration.

To access our information, please visit the NCSU Strawberry Portal or the NCSU Grape Portal.

To visit our 2022 training calendar, please go to “Training and Education 2022“.

Extension Publications


17. Hoffmann, M., Volk, E., Talton, W., AlRhawini, M., Almeyda, C., Blaauw, B. and Bertone, M. Grapevine “Virus distribution, identification, and management in North Carolina.” NC Cooperative Extension AG Publication, AG-911 (accepted).

16. Dankbar, H., Cruz, A., Hoffmann, M., Volk, E. and Zuco, S. 2021. Market Challenges for Specialty Crop Producers in North Carolina During Summer, Fall and Winter. NC Cooperative Extension Fact-Sheet. 3pp. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/market-challenges-for-specialty-crop-producers-in-north-carolina-during-the-summer-fall-and-winter

15. Hoffmann, M., Lockwood, D. and Poling, B. 2021: Prevention and Management of Frost Injury in Wine Grapes. NC State Extension Publication, AG-899.

14. Vogel, A., Hoffmann, M., Case, E. and Hickey, C. 2021: Vineyard canopy management series: Fruit zone management. UGA Extension Publication (accepted).


13. McWhirt, A., Fernandez, G., Schroeder-Moreno, M. and Hoffmann, M. 2020: Sustainable Practices for Plasticulture Strawberry Production in the South. AG-796.

12. Hoffmann, M., Volk, E., Peres, N. 2020: Strawberry Plasticulture Producer’s Guide: Hurricane Preparation and Preparedness for North Carolina. USDA Southeast Climate Hub. 46pp.

11. Hoffmann, M. (ed.), Hickey, C., Conner, P., Brannen, P., Smith, E., Burrack, H., Mitchem, W., Bland, T., Cline, B., Rollins, P., Fisk, C., Perkins-Vaezie, P and Poling, B. 2020: Muscadine Grape Production Guide for the Southeast. AG-94.


10. Poling, E.B., Fisk, C., Hoffmann, M. 2019: Muscadine grapes in the home garden. HIL: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/muscadine-grapes-in-the-home-garden

9. Poling, E.B. and Hoffmann, M. 2019: Bunch grapes in the home garden. HIL-8202


8. Hickey, C., Brennan, P., Blaauw, B., Hoffmann, M., Nita, M. & Pfeiffer, D. 2018. Viticulture Management Poster. UGA Extension Publication

7. Hickey, C., Brennan, P., Blaauw, B., Hoffmann, M., Nita, M. & Pfeiffer, D. 2018. Manejo del Viñedo. UGA Extension Publication.

before 2018:

6. Hoffmann, M., Ruehl, E.H. and Presser, C. 2012. Ein Leitfaden zur Identifikation von Wurzelschimmel (Roesleria subterranea (Weinm.) Redhead) in Ertragsanlagen. Deutsches Weinmagazin 9/2012:16-19.
: “Guidelines to identify grape root rot (Roesleria subterranea (Weinm.) Redhead) in vineyards” German Wine Magazine 9/2012:16-19.

5. Hoffmann, M., Huber, L., Ruehl, E.H. and Eisenbeis, G. 2011. Morphologische Wurzelsystemparameter bei Unterlagsreben der Sorte 5C (Vitis riparia Vitis berlandieri) unter Berücksichtigung der Reblauspopulation (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) und der Bodentemperatur. Merbach, W., Ruppel, S. and Augustin, J. (eds.): Mitteilungen Agrarwissenschaften Bd.18:43-51.
: “Moprhological Root System Parameters of grape rootstocks 5C (Vitis riparia x Vitis berlandieri), considering grape phylloxera population (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) and soil temperature. In: Merbach, W., Ruppel, S. and Augustin, J. (eds): Notification of Agricultural Sciences. 2011. 18:43-51.

4. Hoffmann, M. and Ruehl, E.H. 2010. Fragen zur Verbreitung des Wurzelschimmelerregers Roesleria subterranea () Redhead. Deutsches Weinmagazin 16/17/2010:43.
engl.: “Questions regarding the distribution of grape root rot Roesleria subterranea (Weinm.) Redhead”. German Wine Magazine. 16-17/2010:43.

3. Huber, L., Eisenbeis, G, Hoffmann, M., Neuhauser, S., Porten, M. and Ruehl, E.H. 2006. Absterbeerscheinungen und Kümmerwuchs verursacht durch den Wurzelschimmelerreger Roesleria subterranea (Weinm.) Redhead. Deutsches Weinmagazin. 03/2006:25-31.
: “Dieback caused by grape root rot Roesleria subterranea (Weinm.) Redhead.” German Wine Magazine.03/2006:25-31.

2. Huber, L., Eisenbeis, G., Hoffmann, M., Neuhauser, S., Porten, M. and Ruehl, E.H. 2006. Wurzelschimmel, verborgene Gefahr im Untergrund. Die Winzer-Zeitschrift. April 2006:34-35.
: “Grape root rot, belowground danger “ Winegrower Journal. 04/06:34-35.

1. Huber, L., Eisenbeis, G., Hoffmann, M., Neuhauser, S., Porten, M. and Ruehl, E.H. 2006. Bekämpfung des Wurzelschimmels. Die Winzer-Zeitschrift. Mai 2006:35-37.
engl: “Control of grape root rot”. Winegrower Journal. 05/06:35-37.