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2020 Sustainable Vineyard Practices - Part I: Vine Physiology


Location:

Blue Note - 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559

Schedule:

03/27/2020
9:00am - 11:30am

Overview:

Washington State University's Dr. Markus Keller returns to Napa with postdoctoral associate Dr. Ben-Min Chang to present on the crossroads of water stress and heat stress in vineyards. They will discuss responses to water deficit by more than a dozen wine grape varieties, then focus on Cabernet Sauvignon to present recent research results about interactions of water and heat stress. Finally, they will introduce a novel evaporative cooling system that uses a misting approach with feedback controls to reduce canopy temperatures during heat waves.

Agenda:

Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries. 

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 
Welcome and Introduction
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Thirsty vines: Of stresses and varieties (Q&A incorporated)
Dr. Markus Keller, Professor of Viticulture, Washington State University
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fever in the vineyard: Heat stress and mitigation (Q&A incorporated)
Dr. Ben-Min Chang, Postdoctoral Associate of Viticulture, Washington State University

11:30 a.m. 
Event Concludes


Meet the Experts:

DR. MARKUS KELLER, PROFESSOR OF VITICULTURE, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Markus Keller is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor of Viticulture at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. He received his MS in plant science and PhD in natural science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and has conducted viticulture research and taught in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He is the author of the textbook “The Science of Grapevines” and currently serves as the science editor for the two journals of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.


DR. BEN-MIN CHANG, POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Ben-Min Chang is the postdoctoral research associate at Washington State University's Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. He received his MS in Horticulture at National Taiwan University and PhD in Horticulture at Washington State University. Previously, he worked on the mechanism of grape berry splitting for his PhD degree. His current research project is focused on heat stress mitigation in the vineyard with minimum input.

Livestream:

For attendees unable to attend in person, this program will be available via Livestream.  The link and password for Livestream will be emailed to all ticket holders the morning of the seminar. 







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