Making News

Western Innovator: Machine learning aids irrigation Ahmad Hakim March 31, 2020
As a cooperative extension specialist with the University of California-Davis, Sahap Kaan Kurtural leverages artificial intelligence to enable vineyard managers to optimize irrigation without huge capital investments.
Dr. Anita Oberholster to lead USDA-NIFA-SCRI Research and Extension Grant to Study Grapevine Red Blotch Virus Andrea Thompson January 21, 2020

A $3 Million Grant was awarded to a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the UC system (Berkeley, Davis, Riverside), ANR, USDA -ARS, as well as Oregon State University and the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center.  Research will focus on the ecobiology, impact, and management of Grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV) and its vector(s) in California and Oregon vineyards.

Student Profile: DEVO president Hannah Hanlon Andrea Thompson January 21, 2020

Undergraduate Hannah Hanlon grew up in rural Minnesota, complaining about working for her parents as many children do. When she was ten years old, her parents opened a small family-run winery. Working summers in the vineyard and tasting room, and winters in the winery, she was determined to get out of the country and out of farming.

Recap of July's program "Fermentation readiness: harvest decisions from the vineyard to the winery" Andrea Thompson January 16, 2020

On July 29, 2019, UC Davis V&E Extension hosted a summer program titled “Fermentation readiness: harvest decisions from the vineyard to the winery.”  

Recap: On-The-Road in Temecula Andrea Thompson January 16, 2020

On November 18, 2019, UC Davis V and E Extension traveled to Temecula, CA, to meet with growers and vintners in Riverside County.  To determine the most relevant topics to present, we worked closely with Carmen Gispert, the Viticulture Farm Advisor for Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. 

VEN celebrates 140th anniversary in 2020 with special Alumni Day

January 10, 2020

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2020.  To celebrate this milestone, we are planning an all-class alumni get-together on April 24, 2020.

Be sure to save the date!  You won't want to miss this fun, informative program, the chance to see old friends, and an opportunity to expand your network.  We are planning a fun yet information-packed day.

Program highlights include:

A look back on 43 years: Dr. Roger Boulton's career and what's next Andrea Thompson January 09, 2020

Distinguished Professor Roger Boulton retired on June 30th 2019, after 43 years with the department.  To find out how the momentous life change of retirement is going, we asked him about his years at UC Davis, and his years ahead.

 

When did you start at UC Davis, and how did you feel when you first started?

Recap: Seminar honoring the retirement of Professor David Smart Andrea Thompson January 07, 2020

 On December 3, 2019, UC Davis V&E Extension hosted a viticulture seminar titled "Honoring the retirement of David Smart: From root biology to carbon sequestration.”