Brought to you by the UC Davis Extension Department, the following is the day’s agenda and registration information for the ‘Current Issues in Vineyard Health’ course. It is going to be held this year in the UC Davis Conference Center, on December 2, 2014.

According to Deborah Golino the director of the Foundation Plant Services Department, “We have a great slate of speakers this year, including some new and breaking news about Red Blotch virus. This is being brought to viticulturists, winemakers, and  vintners by the Cooperative Extension Plant Pathology Department at UC Davis.”




December 2, 2014


9:15 “Putting Viticulture Science in Practice Using Innovative Extension Strategies” Matthew Hoffman, Lodi Winegrape Commission Grower Program Coordinator

10:00 Break

10:15 “Overview Of Leafhopper Biology and Management In Vineyards “

Dr. Kent Daane, Cooperative Extension Entomologist, UC Berkeley

11:00 “PD Resistant Wine Grapes – They Look Like Wine Grapes, They Taste Like Wine Grapes And They Are Getting Ready For Release”

Dr. Andy Walker, Professor, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

12:00 Lunch

1:00 “Lessons Learned From Grapvine Leafroll Management/ Monitoring For Fall Erineum Mite Migration and Implications for Management”

Dr. Monica Cooper, Farm Advisor-Viticulture, ANR Ce, Napa County

1:50 “Update On the Effect of Grapevine Red Blotch Disease on Fruit Quality And Epidemiology Of Grapevine Red Blotch-Associated Virus”

Rhonda Smith, UCCE Viticulture Advisor, Sonoma County and Dr. Brian Bahder, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department Of Entomology, UC Davis

2:40 Break

3:00 “A Long and Winding Road…Progress In Understanding the Red Leaf Diseases,

Leafroll and Red Blotch” Dr. Deborah Golino, Director, Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis.

  • 4:00 Close
  • 1 Meeting
  • December 2: Tuesday, 9:00 Am – 4:00 Pm
  • UC Davis: UC Davis Conference Center 550 Alumni Lane, Davis Ca 95616
  • PCA Units Applied For
  • $190 Includes Lunch and Course Materials

Enroll In Section 142vit204 At: Extension.Ucdavis.Edu/Section/Current-Issues-Vineyard