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Wine and Winegrape Research 2009


Wednesday Feb 18th 2009


Freeborn Hall, UC Davis campus


Competitive grants have funded some of the most exciting new and broad-reaching research on issues relating to wine grapes and enology. A full day of brief presentations by researchers describing their projects, which were cooperatively funded by one or more of the agencies described below, will be offered in this unique forum. The format of 20-minute reports allows for synopses of many projects in a single day. Each scientist will have 15 minutes to speak and an additional 5 minutes to answer questions from the audience.

The researchers competed successfully for grants from the American Vineyard Foundation, a non-profit corporation supporting research in viticulture and enology; Federal funding through the Viticulture Consortium West (VCW); and/or California state funding through the California Competitive Grants Program for Research in Viticulture and Enology. The researchers must submit yearly grant proposals and reports, undergoing continuous scrutiny of their work from peer review panels, to qualify for these grants. Topics include work on grapevine breeding and evaluation, cultural practices, disease and insect pest control, and enology. This is an opportunity to hear and discuss the latest research directly from these highly-regarded researchers.

Supplemental funding from VCW allows this conference to be offered at a very reasonable price to participants. To take advantage of this offer, email your request to Bev Ferguson no later than February 10, 2009.

This new conference does not replace RAVE (Recent Advance in Viticulture and Enology).

When: February 18, 2009, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Freeborn Hall
PCA units applied for
Fee: $49 Includes handouts and lunch.
Register and pay online through UC Davis Extension: or phone (800) 752-0881



UC Davis Extension