Sneak Peek Into This Year's Sessions

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Leafroll and Red Blotch Diseases: What’s new? And what can I do?

Dr. Marc Fuchs, Professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology Division, Cornell University

Managing Leafroll Virus in Lodi and Central Coast Vineyards - BIFS Project Update

Dr. Kent Daane, Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California Berkeley

Australia's New Climate Map for the Australian Wine Industry

Dr. Tom Remenyi, Climate Research Fellow, School of Technology, Environments and Design, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania

Economic Sustainability of Winegrapes in California

Jeff Bitter, President Allied Grape Growers

Spotted Latternfly - Threat to California

Dr. Heather Leach, Extension Associate, Dept. of Entomology, Penn State University

Growing a Revolution - Soil Health, Vineyards, and Wine

Dr. David Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

Biochar: Soil Amendment for Improved Vine Performance and Long-term Carbon Sequestration

Dr. Douglas Beck, Science Officer, Monterey Pacific Inc

Vineyard of the Past, Present and the Future: How will we farm?

Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Associate Specialist UC Davis

Farming Hemp in Wine Country

Dr. George Sellu, Program Coordinator, Instructor, Agribusiness at Santa Rosa Junior College

Smoke Effects on Wine and Winegrapes

Glenn McGourty , Retired UCCE Farn Advisor, Lake and Mendocino Counties

Can Viticulture be Environmentally Sustainable without Disease Resistant Grape Varieties?

Dr. Andrew Walker, Professor, Dept of Enology and Viticulture, UC Davis

Biological Control of PD with Endophytic Bacteria

Dr. Steve Lindow, Professor, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology UC Berkeley

Vineyard Weed Management: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

Dr. Anil Shrestha, Professor, Dept. of Plant Sciences, CSU Fresno

Recruitments & Retirements in UC Cooperative Extension - Status & Impacts

Dr. Wendy Powers, Associate Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Larry Bettiga, UCCE Farm Advisor Monterey County

Dr. Clifford Ohmart, Ohmart Consulting Services

Industry Driven Research: Got a problem? Be a part of the solution! 

Donnell Brown, President, National Grape Research Alliance

Improving Practices to Manage Trunk Diseases

Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, USDA ARS in Davis, California


Mealybug & Virus Management - New Resources Available from Lodi

Dr. Stephanie Bolton, Sustainable Winegrowing and Grower Education Director of Lodi Winegape Commission 

New Tools in Mildew Management: UV-C Radiation for Disease Control and Improved Scouting Methods for Powdery Mildew in Vineyards

Dr. Walt Mahafee, USDA ARS in Corvallis, Oregon 


Use of Transgenic Grape Rootstocks to Express a Protein that Presents PD Infection in the Scion

Dr. Abhaya Dendekar, UC Davis Dept of Plant Sciences 


UV-C Radiation for Disease Control

Dr. Katherine Bedard, International Trade Policy, Wine Institute 


Improving Extension Outcomes Using Leafroll Virus and Red Blotch Disease as Model Systems

Malcom Hobbs; Selena Vengco; Dr. Monica Cooper, UC Cooperative Extension, Napa County 


Improved Scouting Methods for Powdery Mildew in Vineyards

Dr. Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor - Entomology and Biologicals, San Luis Obispo, California 


Effective Vineyard Spraying – Science, Technology, and Common Sense

Dr. Andrew Landers, Professor, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, Cornell University 


Development of an Autonomous Bird Damage Management System for Agriculture Using Drones Incorporated with Bird Psychology

Zihao Wang, Doctoral Candidate, School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia 


Foundation Plant Services (FPS) Clean Stock Programs. Overview, Testing, Treatment, and Maintenance

Dr. Maher Al Rwahnih, Foundation Plant Services  


What is Happening in Biologicals for Peat Management and Plant Health: The Market, Status, and Potential?

Dr. Pam Marrone, Marrone Bioinnovations 


News from DPR

Val Dolcini, Director, California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation 

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