2015 UC Grape Day at Davis
December 2, 2015 at the UCD Activities & Recreation Center


8:00‐8:30am ‐ Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30‐8:40 ‐ Welcome: Matthew Fidelibus, Viticulture Extension Specialist, Kearney
Agricultural Research & Extension Center, UC Davis, Parlier, CA

8:40‐9:00 ‐ Raisin Grape Canopy Management: Matthew Fidelibus

9:00‐9:20 ‐Frost Protection with Copper and Stylet Oil: Glenn McGourty, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Mendocino and Lake Counties

9:20‐9:40 ‐ Influence of Benchgraft and Training Strategies on Vineyard Development: Larry Bettiga, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

9:40‐10:00 ‐ New Pierce’s Disease‐Resistant Varieties: Andy Walker, Department of
Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

10:00‐10:20 – BREAK

10:20‐10:40 ‐ Expanding Applications of Weather Stations in Vineyard Management: Mark Battany, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

10:40‐11:00 ‐ State‐of‐the‐Art Technology to Manage Vine Water Relations: Andrew
McElrone, USDA ARS, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

11:00‐11:20 ‐ Effect of Slope and Aspect on Vine Water Use and Stress: Lynn Wunderlich, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Central Sierra Counties

11:20‐11:40 ‐ Using Plant Growth Regulators in Vineyards: Ashraf El‐Kereamy, UCCE
Viticulture Farm Advisor, Kern County

11:40‐12:00 ‐ New Winegrape Varieties for the San Joaquin Valley: Lindsay Jordan, UCCE
Viticulture Farm Advisor, Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties

12:00‐1:00 – LUNCH

1:00‐1:20 – The Effect of Potassium and Deficit Irrigation to Advance Ripening in Scarlet
Royal in the Coachella Valley: Carmen Gispert, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties

1:20‐1:40 ‐ Use of Dendrometers to Measure Vine Stress: Allison Ferry‐Abee, UCCE
Viticulture Farm Advisor, Tulare and Kings Counties

1:40‐2:00 ‐ Precision Viticulture from the Soil Perspective: Jean Jacques Lambert,
Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

2:00‐2:20 ‐ Evaluation of High Cordon, Machine Pruned Trellis versus Three Standard
Systems on Cabernet Sauvignon in Lodi: Paul Verdegaal, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County

2:20‐2:40 – BREAK

2:40‐3:00 ‐ Update on Red Blotch Disease in North Coast Vineyards: Rhonda Smith, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Sonoma County

3:00‐3:20 ‐ Evaluating the Potential of Hyperspectral Airborne Imaging in Management of Grapevine Leafroll Disease: Monica Cooper, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Napa County

3:20‐3:30 – Wrap‐Up: Matthew Fidelibus