Virtually On the Road in Paso Robles


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Since 2012, the Department of Viticulture and Enology has taken numerous researchers “on the road”. These educational seminars help us to communicate with the California grape and wine industries by bringing faculty to different regions of California. The hope is that we are able to present relevant research being done at UC Davis and, at the same time, listen to the issues that are important to grape growing and winemaking professionals. We are continuously trying to ensure that the research we perform is both relevant and useful to our industry stakeholders.  


Time Topic Presenter
10-10:20 AM Mitigating heat wave and exposure damage to cabernet sauvignon with partial shading under two irrigation amounts Kaan Kurtural, Associate Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
10:20-10:40 AM AI-Enabled Grape Yield Estimation  Mason Earles, Assistant Professor, Departments of Viticulture and Enology and Biological & Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
10:40-11 AM Vineyard genomics Dario Cantu, Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
11-11:10 AM Questions and break  
11:10-11:30 AM Evaluating traits to improve rootstock drought tolerance Megan Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
11:30-11:50 AM When trunk diseases spread and how to prevent infection Kendra Baumgartner, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Department of Plant Pathology
11:50 AM-12:10 PM What we know about grape smoke exposure risk and mitigation Anita Oberholster, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
12:10-12:30 PM Developing tools for predicting and optimizing phenolic extraction during red wine fermentations David Block, Professor and Sands Department Chair, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
12:30-12:45 PM

Wrap up, Questions and Discussion



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