Post-Harvest Grower Tailgate

On 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

Resources

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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Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting 5:00 pm
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting
Experience Lake County Sauvignon Blanc from the comfort of your home during this virtual tasting. Sauvignon Blanc is Lake County’s flagship varietal – it grows beautifully in the region’s abundant sunshine and clean mountain air.[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ Video Conference (see agenda)
May 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, May 19, 2020
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ Video Conference (see agenda)
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, May 19, 2020
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