8:25 AM - 12:30 PM
$80/single day registration
Plan to join us for this integrated Vineyard Soil Health Short Course featuring UC faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, Farm Advisors, and USDA researchers who will provide an in-depth, comprehensive study of all phases of soil health for the vineyard from assessment and implementation to physiological effects and resulting fruit composition.
The program is based on the latest information and research, and will cover the fundamental principles that form the basis for practical decisions and includes Q&A for each session, quality time with instructors, and networking opportunities during Open Table Discussions.
Who should attend:
New and experienced growers as well as other industry members interested in commercial grape production.
- What constitutes a ‘healthy soil’
- Vineyard assessment of healthy soils
- Ground cover management in vineyards
- Nematodes in vineyards and their management
- Weed control in vineyards
- Microbial associations in vineyard soils and their effect
- Instructional videos on soil management for cover crop establishment
Slides will be made available in English and Spanish.
Continuing Education Units
Application submitted and pending approval
DPR Units: Pending approval
CCA Units: Pending approval
February 9, 2021
|8:25 AM||Welcome and Remarks||David Block, Professor and Sands Department Chair, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis and Kaan Kurtural, Associate Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis||-|
|8:30 AM||How to integrate principles of soil health in to grapevine production in California||
Cristina Lazcano, Assistant Professor of Soils and Plant Nutrition, Department of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis
|9:20 AM||Vineyard site preparation – Practical information for the grower||
Kaan Kurtural, Associate Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
|10:30 AM||Nematodes in vineyards- Management and Control||
Andreas Westphal, Associate Professor of CE in Nematology and Nematologist, UC Riverside
|11:20 AM||Ecobiology of grapevine red blotch vectors in commercial vineyards||
Cindy Kron, North Coast Area IPM Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
|12:00 PM||Grower Round Table and Questions||-|
February 10, 2021
|8:25 AM||Welcome and Remarks Day II||Kaan Kurtural, Associate Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis||-|
|8:30 AM||Weed biology and Control in Commercial Vineyards||Brad Hanson, Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis||PENDING APPROVAL|
|9:20 AM||How healthy are your vineyard soils? A Case Study from Napa County||Cristina Lazcano, Assistant Professor of Soils and Plant Nutrition, Department of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis||PENDING APPROVAL|
|10:30 AM||Nematode resistant rootstocks for new vineyards||Andy Walker, Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis||PENDING APPROVAL|
|11:20 AM||Use of Mycorrhizae Solutions in New Vineyard Plantings||Nazareth Torres, Post-Doctoral, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis||PENDING APPROVAL|
|12:00 PM||Grower Round Table and Questions|
Registration fees cover the cost of technology, continuing education unit application fees, and the staff time that goes into producing and managing the logistics of the event to ensure a rewarding and valuable experience for attendees. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire events have affected many in the grape and wine industries and we are committed to making sure that this event is accessible to all. Should you need financial assistance to attend, please reach out to Karen Block. Current UC Davis students may attend Extension program events at no charge. If you are a student, please contact Caroline Firman for registration assistance.