Register On-Site for Grape Day, February 20

Published on February 8, 2013


The University of California Cooperative Extension presents viticulture research updates at Sonoma County Grape Day on Wednesday, February 20. The program is from 8:00am until noon at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts located at 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Check-in and breakfast begin at 7:00am. 

Pre-registration is closed. On-site registration is $45 with check or cash only. Contact Rhonda Smith, UC Viticulture Farm Advisor at 707-565-2621 with questions.
 
The Grape Day speakers are UCCE Advisors Rhonda Smith and Dr. Lucia Varela; Dr. Andy Walker, UC Davis; Dr. Rodrigo Almeida, UC Berkeley; Dr. Keith Striegler, National Clean Plant Network; and Dr. James Kennedy, CSU Fresno.
 
The topics are:
•         Leafroll virus disease ecology
•         Why are phylloxera bugging us?
•         Pinot leaf curl: a nitrogen disorder
•         The NCPN for Grapes: progress and accomplishments
•         Farming for phenolics
•         The Virginia Creeper Leafhopper: new to North Coast Vineyards

The program is open to the public and is sponsored by the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission.