Emerging & Future Challenges in Viticulture

Apr 17

Event Date


On April 17, 2024, from 9 am - 12:15 pm, the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis will host a virtual program entitled "Emerging & Future Challenges in Viticulture".



9:00 am    
Challenges and opportunities for Napa’s viticulture industry
Monica Cooper, Director & ANR Advisor (Viticulture), UCCE Napa County

9:30 am
Cultivars and climates: Rootstock and mesoclimate impacts on winegrape production in the north coast
Christopher Chen, Integrated Vineyard Systems Advisor, UCCE Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties 

10:00 am
Advances and challenges of breeding powdery mildew-resistant grape cultivars
Melanie Massonnet, Assistant Project Scientist, Cantu Lab, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis


10:45 am   
Red Blotch: Virology, vectors, and viticulture
Alec Levin, Director, Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center

11:15 am
Update on the Greenhouse Foundation: Current and future plans
Maher Al Rwahnih, Director, UC Davis Foundation Plant Services

11:45 am
Grapevine rootstocks’ response to salinity
Yaniv Lupo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Diaz Garcia Lab, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis



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