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UCCE Vineyard and Pest Management


Friday Nov 4th 2016



Mark your calendar and register online for the UCCE Vineyard Pest and Disease Management Seminar taking place on Nov. 4, 2016 in San Luis Obispo. This event will offer a wide range of useful information about important vineyard pest and disease topics, bringing together UC Farm Advisors and Specialists from throughout the state. Approved for 4.5 hrs DPR CE units, CCA units requested.
For more information and to register, please see the following website:

Advanced registration is required to attend this event. Student discounts available, please inquire if interested.

8:30 - 9:00 Check in and refreshments
9:00 - 9:10 Introduction and overview of pest and disease issues
Mark Battany, UCCE San Luis Obispo
9:10 - 9:30 Development of disease resistant rootstocks
Andy Walker, UC Davis Viticulture and Enology
9:30 - 9:50 Impact of Red Blotch Disease on grape and wine composition
Anita Oberholster, UC Davis Viticulture and Enology
9:50 - 10:10 Update on Red Blotch Vectors
Cindy Preto, UC Davis Entomology and Nematology
10:10 - 10:30 Developing grapevine leafroll management strategies
Monica Cooper, UCCE Napa
10:30 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:00 Pierce's Disease biology and management in California vineyards
Matt Daugherty, UC Riverside Entomology
11:00 - 11:20 Managing weeds to avoid resistance issues
Paul Verdegaal, UCCE San Joaquin
11:20 - 11:40 Bud necrosis and fertility
George Zhuang, UCCE Fresno
11:40 - 12:00 Sprayer calibration
Lynn Wunderlich, UCCE Central Sierra
12:00 - 1:10 Lunch
1:10 - 1:30 Powdery mildew overview
Lindsay Jordan, UCCE Madera
1:30 - 1:50 Sulfur for powdery mildew control
Larry Bettiga, UCCE Monterey
1:50 - 2:10 Powdery mildew and botrytis research update
Allison Ferry-Abee, UCCE Tulare
2:10 - 2:30 The integration of phenology screening into pest resistant rootstock breeding programs
Jean Dodson, Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture
2:30 - 3:00 Improving insecticide controls for mealybugs - following the movement of insecticides in the vine
Kent Daane, UCCE Kearney Ag Research Center

Please address all inquiries to:
Mark Battany
University of California Cooperative Extension
Viticulture Farm Advisor
San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
Phone (805)781-5948
Fax (805)781-4316


Mark Battant UCCE San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties