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2020 Sustainable Vineyard Practices - Part I: Vine Physiology


Blue Note - 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559


9:00am - 11:30am


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.


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.
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


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. 

This event is included in the 2020 Season Pass – click here for more information.