Foothill Grape Day 2017
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. - Noon (with lunch to follow)
Location: Amador County Fairgrounds, Spur Emporium Building
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Agenda and Speakers
Welcome. Foothill research update.Lynn Wunderlich, UCCE Central Sierra Farm Advisor
Lynn has been the UCCE Farm Advisor in the Central Sierra for 17 years, and has served the wine grape industry since 2008. She will give an update on what she's currently seeing in the field and present the latest results from her collaborative research projects.
Keys to successful vineyard plantings.
Studies of the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper: vector of grapevine red blotch virus.Cindy Preto, is a PhD candidate with the UC Davis Entomology Department in the lab of Dr. Frank Zalom. In 2016, three-cornered alfalfa treehopper was identified as a vector of grapevine red blotch virus in laboratory studies. Cindy has been conducting studies of the treehopper in alfalfa, grapevine and cover crops and will present her latest results.
Spore trapping: a new tool for powdery mildew detection.
Area-wide IPM Program for Virginia Creeper Leafhopper
The effect of high temperatures on fruit composition.
Dr. Kaan Kurtural began November 2015 as our Cooperative Extension Specialist in Viticulture (replacing Jim Wolpert's position). Kaan has already developed numerous projects in viticulture, and will discuss his studies on the effect of high temperatures on fruit composition.
Tannin Development in the Vineyard
Lunch and wine tasting to follow the program.
**NOTE: Please bring wine to share. We will not otherwise be soliciting wine donations.**