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UC Grape Day at Davis


Wednesday Dec 2nd 2015


UCD Activities and Recreation Center


On December 2, 2015 the Dept of Viticulture & Enology will be bringing UC Cooperative Extension farm advisors and UC Davis researchers together to discuss how the results of practical research trials can impact the commercial production of winegrapes, table grapes and raisins throughout California.
Registration information below.

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 Pierces 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 on 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

You are encouraged to bring your questions and concerns with you to this UC Davis Grape Day program, as we will allow time and opportunities for you to interact one-on-one with the speakers during breaks and at lunch.


Cost: $200.00, includes continental breakfast, lunch and all handouts

To register by CREDIT CARD:

To register by CHECK please contact Kay at

For questions, dont hesitate to contact me at
Hope to see you there!




Dept of Viticulture & Enology