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Is takeout safe? FST's Erin DiCaprio shares how to stay healthy and support local restaurants

March 30, 2020

UC Davis Food Science and Technology's Erin DiCaprio shares her knowledge of viruses and community food safety regarding the coronavirus pandemic's impact on takeout food safety, in an article for Sactown Magazine, on March 26, 2020.  Way to "deliver" the message, Erin!  

Article by Curtis Yee:  http://www.sactownmag.com/Whats-Cooking/2020/takeout-safety-Q&A 

Safe Transfer of High-Proof Ethanol Using Pumps

March 27, 2020

High-proof (e.g. 70%) ethanol can be an effective sanitizing agent against the coronavirus causing COVID-19.  Spraying of small winery surfaces or equipment for sanitization with this solution is not problematic, especially in a well-ventilated area.  However, pumping high proof ethanol (for the purpose of creating sanitizing solution or sanitizing large pieces of equipment) using a normal winery pump could be hugely dangerous (explosion hazard) and should be avoided

Climate change is coming for your wine. What the world's wineries are doing to save grapes Ahmad Hakim September 09, 2019
Soaring temperatures, irregular rain patterns and the ever-present threat of fires is causing winery owners here and around the world to adopt aggressive strategies to safeguard their livelihoods. These tactics include experimenting with new varieties of grapes, finding new ways to maximize water use and even seeking out land in areas that formerly were too cold for vineyards.
New System More Accurately Estimates Vineyard Crop Yields Ahmad Hakim August 06, 2019
A company is developing a computer vision system to estimate vineyard crop yield with the collaboration of UC Davis scientists. On Friday, Nathan Strong, president and chief executive officer at Terroir AI in Menlo Park, demonstrated the system at UC Davis’ Oakville Station. Strong installed a box containing four sensor cameras in the back of the station’s ATV, the cameras adjusted for the high-wire trellis system of the experimental block.
Viticulture & Enology Recruitment Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology Jon Schadt December 07, 2017

The Department of Viticulture and Enology, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology. This is an academic year (9month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Jon Schadt November 09, 2016
Assistant Professor of Crop Sensing and Automation Departments of Viticulture and Enology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering University of California, Davis The Departments of Viticulture and Enology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis are recruiting an Assistant Professor of Crop Sensing and Automation in Vineyard Systems with a preferred emphasis in sensor development, robotics, biological and agricultural engineering, viticulture, plant science, or a related field.

Announcing Open Enrollment for 2015

October 22, 2014
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to review your insurance plan coverage and make changes if you wish. As always, it is important to take the time to review your enrollments to insure they are the best choices for you and your eligible family members.