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Tremain Hatch

Viticulture Extension/Research Associate
595 Laurel Grove Rd.
Winchester, VA


  • MBA, 2017 Shenandoah University
  • M.Sc., Horticulture, 2010 Virginia Tech
  • Visiting graduate student, 2009 Plant and Food Research - Blenheim, New Zealand
  • B.S. Geology, 2006 Guilford College


  • Loudoun County Farm Bureau Scholarship, 2009, Virginia Tech
  • Bowman Family Scholarship, 2008, Virginia Tech
  • Cyril Harvey Geology Scholarship, 2006, Guilford College
  • Bonner Scholar Foundation, 2002-2006, Guilford College

My research activities are centered on applied projects relevant to Virginia wine grape growers.  Current research focuses on:

  • grapevine pruning methods (head training/cane pruning)
  • vineyard cost flow projections
  • vineyard fertilizer programs with a focus on form and timing of Nitrogen applications

My extension activities include: (a) providing educational information to clients interested in commercial wine grape production using oral, written, and electronic media; (b) training Virginia Cooperative Extension agents to meet the needs of interested stakeholders; (c) assisting with the development and dissemination of distance-learning educational materials; and (d) providing logistical support, facility arrangements, and oral presentations for extension programs.

Hatch, T.A., C.C. Hickey, and T.K. Wolf. 2011. Cover crop, rootstock, and root restriction regulate vegetative growth of Cabernet Sauvignon in a humid environment. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 62:298-311

Hatch, T.A., B.W. Zoecklein, T.K. Wolf. 2010. Cover Crop, Rootstock, and Root Manipulation as Tools to Alter Vegetative Growth and Affect Potential Wine Quality. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 60:(427A)

Hatch, T. and T.K. Wolf. 2009. Rootzone Restriction and Rootstock Effects on Vegetative Growth of Cabernet Sauvignon. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 60:(551A-552A)