Update from the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology extension committee

on the road in sonoma
"On the Road" event in Sonoma.
Karen Block
The VEN booth at Unified Symposium.

The UC Davis Viticulture and Enology extension committee had a busy start to the year, with a booth and reception at the Unified Symposium in January and two “On the Road” educational events: one in Santa Cruz in February and another in Temecula during the first week of March. Both events focused on issues important to growers and vintners in the two regions.   In addition, we attended the Lodi Grape Day honoring Paul Verdegaal (and found Jim Wolpert), and presented an on campus educational program featuring researchers working in areas close to those in which Linda Bisson was involved throughout her career.  Kaan Kurtural, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Viticulture, hosted a mechanical pruning

"On the Road" attendees in Temecula.

demonstration at the Oakville Station. Our final “On the Road” event for the academic year was in Sonoma on April 25, 2018.  Speakers for this event included:  Cristina Mendina Plaza, Rhonda Smith, Anita Oberholster, Kendra Baumgartner, and Neil McRoberts.  Topics included polyphenol extractability, powdery mildew, the effect of smoke, trunk diseases, and virus management.