Calendar of Events

2016 Oakville Grape Day


Wednesday Jun 1st 2016


UCD Oakville Experimental Station, 1380 Oakville Grade Road, Oakville


Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group Grape Day

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:00 am 3:00 pm

UC Oakville Experimental Station
1380 Oakville Grade Road, Oakville -Map

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Register online or telephone 707-253-4221.
Select a session: All day session, Morning session or Afternoon session
Lunch: Select if you will be staying for lunch.



New methods in sensing and irrigation scheduling Andrew McElrone, USDA-ARS and UC Davis
Using VineMetrics to detect stress and schedule irrigation Bryan Osborn, VineMetrics
Surface renewal technology in scheduling irrigation Tom Shapland, Tule Technologies
Applications of aerial imaging to assess vine water stress and nutrition Jenna Rodriguez, UC Davis & Ceres Imaging


Variable rate canopy management & sensing Steve Nuske, Carnegie Mellon
Automation of shoot and leaf removal Chris and Wayne Peterson, V-Mech
Canopy covers and UV-exclusion effects on berry chemistry and phenolics S. Kaan Kurtural, UC ANR, UC Davis
Anita Oberholster, UC ANR, UC Davis
Elazar Gal, Ginegar Plastic Products, Inc.


Applications of spore traps for powdery mildew management Anna-Liisa Fabritius, AL&L Crop Solutions

Spot spraying using unmanned aerial craft and recirculating airblast sprayer Ken Giles, UC Davis
Next generation variable rate sprayer technology Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS, The Ohio State University
Update on red blotch epidemiology Frank Zalom, UC Davis & Mysore Sudarshana, USDA-ARS
Using sweep nets and yellow-sticky traps for insect sampling: sharpshooters, treehoppers, & spittlebugs Lucia Varela, UC IPM


Time Station 1 Station 2 Station 3
Speaker Speaker Speaker
9:00-9:20 McElrone Nuske Gal
9:20-9:40 Shapland Peterson Kurtural
9:40-10:00 Rodriguez Osborne Oberholster

10:00-10:20 McElrone Nuske Gal
10:20-10:40 Shapland Peterson Kurtural
10:40-11:00 Rodriguez Osborne Oberholster

11:00-11:20 McElrone Nuske Gal
11:20-11:40 Shapland Peterson Kurtural
11:40-12:00 Rodriguez Osborne Oberholster

12:00-1:00 CATERED LUNCH

1:00-1:20 Fabritius Zalom/Sudarshana
1:20-1:40 Giles Varela
1:40-2:00 Zhu

2:00-2:20 Fabritius Zalom/Sudarshana
2:20-2:40 Giles Varela
2:40-3:00 Zhu

We have requested the following Continuing Education Units:

For PCA, QAL, QAC and PA license holders:
2.0 hours Other approved

For CCA license holders approved:
1.5 hours Soil and Water for McElrone, Shapland, Rodriguez, Osborne
1.5 hours Crop Management for Nuske, Peterson, Gal, Kurtural, Oberholster
1.0 hour of Pest Management

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Register online or telephone 707-253-4221.

You can contact the NVVTG at

V&E Extension, keeping you informed..

Kay Bogart
Program Director
V&E Extension Your Source for Grape and Wine Information
Department of Viticulture & Enology
University of California
595 Hilgard Lane 2148 RMI North
Davis, CA 95617


Napa Valley VineyardTechnical Group