V&E was On-the-Road in Santa Barbara

Attendees at the event.
Attendees at the event.

The Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension and Industry Relations team has been quite busy these last couple of months -- most recent was a trip to Santa Maria on November 5. 

We were "On the Road" at Presquile Winery in Santa Maria, where local grape growers and winemakers heard about Red Blotch and Pinot Leaf Curl from Rhonda Smith, learned about vine mealybug current research from Kent Daane, were introduced to Ron Runnebaum's proposed research and Andrew Walker talked about breeding PD-resistant grapevines. In addition, we introduced our new Viticulture Extension Specialist, Kaan Kurtural. 

We were delighted that the weather was beautiful and 80 people attended! For more information on upcoming "On the Road" educational events, contact Industry Relations Manager Karen Block at klblock@ucdavis.edu