Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management

June 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Special Targeted Education Event for Growers sponsored by:

California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance & Lake County Winegrape Commission

Welcome, Debra Sommerfield, Lake County Winegrape Commission & Clint Nelson, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards – Red Hills

Increasing Performance through Irrigation Practices, Bryan Rahn, Coastal Viticultural Consultants

Testing for Distribution Uniformity, Paul Zellman, Viticulture Consultant and Julio Gonzalez, Mauritson Vineyards

Managing Mealybugs, Lucia Varela, UC IPM Advisor, North Coast

BMPs for Insect and Mite Monitoring and How to Train Employees to Monitor, Jeff Gleaves, Grow West

Powdery Mildew Management Issues in Lake County, Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension Mendocino and Lake Counties and Bryan Rahn, Coastal Viticultural Consultants

The Value of Sustainability Certification, Lisa Francioni, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

Lunch and light morning snacks will be served.

Seating is limited.  Please consider only sending one to two representatives from your organization or vineyard so that information can be widely shared across the region.  There’s no fee to attend, but tickets are required:

Note: This event includes 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). 

The Crimson Ridge Vineyard gate entrance is located on the North Side of Highway 29, approximately .8 miles north of Kit’s Corner/Red Hills Road. Travel time to the vineyard from the gate is 10 minutes. Four-wheel drive is helpful, but not required. 


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