UC Davis Viticulture and Enology On the Road

The UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology along with UCCE Monterey County will be holding an educational seminar at the Monterey County Cooperative Extension Office, to present current research and information, on a number of topics, to wine and winegrape industry professionals.

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Location:  Monterey County Cooperative Extension Office, 1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA

Cost: $40.00 per person (includes lunch and light breakfast)

Questions: email Karen Block at klblock@ucdavis.edu

Advance registration is required to attend this meeting.  Seating space is limited, so please register early if you plan to attend. Click HERE to register.

Meeting agenda:

8:30-9:00am   Check-in, light breakfast and coffee

9:00 – 9:30   Managing vector spread/virus diseases of grape, Neil McRoberts, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Director of the Western Plant Diagnostic Network, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis.

9:30 – 10:00  The effect of grapevine red blotch virus on wine quality, Anita Oberholster, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.

10:00 – 10:20  Introduction of Megan Bartlett, New Faculty member, Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.

10:20-10:30   Break

10:30 – 11:00 Using plant material to promote early vine development, Larry Bettiga, Viticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.

11:00 – 11:30   Understanding how grapevine roots respond and recover, Andrew McElrone, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Adjunct Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.

11:30 – 12:00   Current and future objectives of the grape breeding program at UC Davis, Andrew Walker, Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.

12:00-12:30pm Precision viticulture, Kaan Kurtural, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Viticulture, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch and Discussion with the speakers