Post-Harvest Grower TailgateOn October 30, 2019, the Lake County Winegrape Commission hosted a tailgate session in the vineyard to learn about preparing for fall freezes, weed management techniques, soil health practices, and grapevine trunk diseases with a focus on techniques to deal with Esca in Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. A big thank you to the following speakers:
- Glenn McGourty, UC Viticulture Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
- John Roncoroni, UC Weed Science Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
- Kendra Baumgartner, PhD, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service
- Broc Zoller, PhD, President/Agricultural Advisor, The Pear Doctor
- Britta Leigh Baskerville, Community Education Specialist – Healthy Soils Program, UC Cooperative Extension
The following materials were distributed at the event:Grapevine Trunk Diseases-Effective Control Practices, Kendra Baumgartner, PhD, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service: Kendra distributed a brochure that is available in our office. You may also visit the UC IMP website for additional information.
Esca in the Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard-Broc Zoller, PhD, President/Agricultural Advisor, The Pear Doctor. Broc referenced the following studies during his presentation: Managing Grapevine Trunk Diseases With Respect to Etiology and Epidemiology: Current Strategies and Future Prospects by David Gramaje, Jose Ramon Urbez-Torrez, and Mark R. Sosnowski Metabolomic Study of Chardonnay Grapevines Double Stressed with Esca-Associated Fungi and Drought by Marta R. M. Lima, Antoinette F. Machado, and Walter D. Gubler
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