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Sustainable Winegrowing Workshop for Ag Professionals

Friday, June 16, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Targeted Education Workshop


Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis - RMI Sensory Theater 392 Old Davis Rd., Davis, CA 95615-21234 - Get Directions

Topic Notes

Join us for an information sharing forum between ag professionals and the wine industry. Learn more about CSWA’s recent sustainable winegrowing educational activities, including the launch of new economic tools that can be downloaded and used by vineyard and winery employees to assess the costs and benefits of adopting specific practices. The workshop will be from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM with a reception luncheon included.


8:45     Registration and Networking with coffee and pastries

9:00     Welcome and Update on California Sustainable Winegrowing Program

Allison Jordan, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

9:15     Economic Tools for Assessing Sustainable Winegrowing Practices

Lisa Francioni-Hai, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

9:35     Trunk Disease Prevention and Online Management Tool

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, CSUS

10:05   Sustainable Vineyard Cost and Return Study

Dr. Dan Sumner and team, UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

10:35   Break

10:45   Climate Smart Agricultural Practices and Carbon Farm Planning            

Charles Schembre, Napa Resource Conservation District

11:15   CDFA Healthy Soils Initiative and Funding Opportunities

Dr. Geetika Joshi, CDFA Senior Environmental Scientist

11:35   NRCS/RCD Healthy Soils Collaborative (North Coast Soil Information Hub for Grape Growers)

Carol Mandel, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

12:00   Lunch (Buffet lunch will be served in Interaction Space)

12:45   Lightening Talks: Round up of Recent Viticulture & Enology Research

  • Controlling Ice Nucleating Bacteria as a Frost Protection Strategy - Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension
  • Using Winery Process Water for Irrigation - Dr. Anita Oberholster, UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology
  • Use of Wine Grape Pomace as Soil Amendments for Pest Control, Chris Simmons, UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology

2:00     Networking Wine and Cheese Reception


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