Blue Note - 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
|9:00am - 11:30am|
Registration Begins at 8:30am with coffee and pastries.
|9:00am - 9:05am
||Welcome & Introduction
|9:05am - 9:35am
||Napa County Vine Mealybug Trapping Program
Sommer Woolley, Agricultural Biologist/Weights & Measures Inspector IV, Napa County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
|9:35am - 10:20am
||Can I Avoid Getting Vine Mealybug with Green-Growing Vines?
Dr. Lucia Varela, North Coast IPM Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
|10:20am - 10:40am
Registration for Attendees Attending the Pierce’s Disease presentation only
|10:40am - 11:30am
||Pierce’s Disease Research Updates *
Dr. Monica Cooper, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor – Viticulture
* Please note that this presentation is available to NVG & Vit Tech members for free. Please select the “Pierce’s Disease Presentation Only” ticket type when registering.
||SOMMER WOLLEY, AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGIST/WEIGHTS & MEASURES INSPECTOR IV, NAPA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE
Sommer Woolley is a lead Agricultural Biologist/Weights & Measures Inspector with the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner's Office. She has been with the department for 15 years and helps manage the Pest Exclusion programs including the glassy-winged sharpshooter, vine mealybug, and high-risk plant inspection programs.
||DR. LUCIA VARELA, NORTH COAST IPM ADVISOR UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Dr. Varela, Associate Director for Agricultural IPM, is responsible for planning, coordinating, and integrating outreach, research, and extension materials related to agricultural integrated pest management.
||DR. MONICA COOPER, FARM ADVISOR – VITICULTURE, UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Since 2009, Dr. Cooper has been employed as a Farm Advisor-Viticulture with UC Cooperative Extension in Napa County. Educated as a “Plant Doctor” at the University of Florida, she has professional training in plant pathology, entomology, soils, and plant science. Her research interests include pest management, viticulture production, and vineyard team dynamics. Dr. Cooper is Executive Director of the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, and has an active outreach program with the goal of extending science-based technical information to the vineyard industry.