One of the greatest expenses of making wine is the cost of people.
Much of the work in picking wine grapes, or really any fruit, is the cost of doing the work by hand. Many hands are required. For now, that is; inventors continue to tweak designs for machines that can prune and pick in the vineyards and orchards.
The Viticulture & Enology program at the University of California-Davis is involved in the transition, as is the UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Kaan Kurtural of UCD visits with George Zhuang of UCANR .
UC Davis is promoting "Green Offices" and "Green Laboratories" in the Gateway neighborhood, and each lab group and administrative unit have an opportunity to join the program. The Departments of Food Science and Viticulture & Enology, and the Administrative Offices of the BFTV Cluster are working to become certified.
About a year ago, the Student Affairs Office of Technology (SAOT)in collaboration with the academic colleges, Student Affairs Marketing and Communications, and multiple campus departmentsbegan to build a product that would streamline student interactions with the university as well as the way they receive information.
The Office of Graduate Studies would like to announce the recent update of the Academic Personnel Manual Appendix IIB, Appointment of Graduate Students to Academic Positions - http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/apm/II-B.htm.