Healthy Vineyard Soils

Healthy Vineyard Soils

Event Date

Location
Zoom
Time:

8:25 AM - 12:30 PM


Cost:

$80/single day registration
$150/both days

Single Day Registration

Two 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.

Topics:
  • 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

Agenda:

February 9, 2021

Time Topic Presenter CE Units
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 

PENDING APPROVAL
9:20 AM Vineyard site preparation – Practical information for the grower

Kaan Kurtural, Associate Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

PENDING APPROVAL
10:10 AM Break   -
10:30 AM Nematodes in vineyards- Management and Control 

Andreas Westphal, Associate Professor of CE in Nematology and Nematologist, UC Riverside

PENDING APPROVAL
11:20 AM Ecobiology of grapevine red blotch vectors in commercial vineyards 

Cindy Kron, North Coast Area IPM Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

PENDING APPROVAL
12:00 PM Grower Round Table and Questions    -

February 10, 2021

Time Topic Presenter CE Units
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
10:10 AM Break   -
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.