On the Road in Kern County

OTR Kern

Event Date

Hodel's Country Dining, 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308

On The Road programs are educational seminars that help us to communicate with the California grape and wine industries by bringing faculty to different regions of California. We present relevant topics or current research and, at the same time, listen to the issues that are important to grape-growing and winemaking professionals.


Wednesday, April 10, 9 AM - 1:00 PM (breakfast and registration open at 8:30 AM)


Hodel's Country Dining, 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308


$30/person (includes breakfast and lunch)




8:30-9:00 AM
Registration, Pastries & Coffee

9:00-9:30 AM
Macro and micronutrient budgets of table grapes in the San Joaquin Valley
Matthew Fidelibus, Professor of Cooperative Extension, Viticulture, Department of  Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

9:30-10:00 AM
Developing high-resolution irrigation technology for increasing water use efficiency in vineyards
David Block,
Professor, Departments of Viticulture & Enology & Chemical Engineering, UC Davis

10:00-10:15 AM

10:15-10:45 AM
A practical guide for disease identification and tissue sampling
Akif Eskalen,
 Professor of Cooperative Extension, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis

10:45-11:15 AM
Improving berry firmness and color in red table grapes
Tian Tian
, Viticulture Farm Advisor, Kern County, University of California Cooperative Extension

11:15-12:00 PM
Department Overview and Extension Discussion
Ben Montpetit,
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

12:00-1:00 PM

*All speakers and times are subject to change.

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