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Sustainable Vineyard Practices – Part II: Designing a Modern Vineyard


Blue Note - 1030 Main St, Napa, CA 94559


12:00am - 3:30am


Held in partnership with the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group and University of California Cooperative Extension, leaders in sustainable grapegrowing will present at the 2017 Sustainable Vineyard Practices Series. This two-part series is for vineyard owners, growers, viticulturists, winemakers and vineyard managers striving to increase quality and sustainability in vineyard. The 2017 series will combine exciting new research with practical tools and applications used in sustainable farming


Registration begins at 7:30am with coffee and pastries

8:00am – 8:15am
Introduction and Welcome

8:15am – 9:10am
Cosmic Water: Field-Scale Soil Moisture Measurements
Trenton Franz, Assistant Professor of Hydrogeophysics & Faculty Fellow for Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

9:10am – 10:05am
All Models are Wrong: A Past and Future View of Models in Vineyard Decision Making
Brian Bailey, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

10:05am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:30am  
Smart Vineyard, Dumb Viticulturist: Vineyard Design to Maximize Yields & Quality - with comparative tasting
Josh Rubin, Vineyard Director, Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyard        

Event Concludes

Thank you to our co-hosts!

Scholarships are available for Napa Vit Tech members. For details, please contact Monica Cooper: mlycooper@ucanr.edu or (707) 253-4221.

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