Co-sponsored by UCCE and the Lodi Chamber of Commerce, the 60th Annual Lodi Grape Day will be held Feb. 7: Hutchins Steet Square; Kirst and Crete halls, 125 South Hutchins Street, Lodi, Calif.

7:30 a.m. – Registration/Continuing Education Signups & Coffee

8 – Zinfandel Selections, Local Field Trials: Send in the Clones

Paul S. Verdegaal, Farm Advisor, UCCE San Joaquin County

8:15 – Invasive Species and Local Vineyards —Threats Now and On the Horizon

Scott Hudson, Agricultural Commissioner, San Joaquin County

8:45 – Dealing With Familiar Foes: Powdery Mildew and Bunch Rots

Doug Gubler, PhD., Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UC Davis

9:30 – Potassium Nutrition Trials of Wine Grapes in the Lodi Region

Stuart Pettygrove, PhD., Extension Specialist, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

10:15 – Break

10:30 – The New UC Davis Winery - A Model of Self Sustainability and Efficiency for All to Learn From

Roger Boulton, PhD., Professor, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

11 – Vineyard Design Considerations for Quality, Yield and Efficiency in Vineyards

Jim Wolpert, PhD., Extension Specialist, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

11:40 – Tasting Tasting/Lunch tickets $25.00/person — available from Lodi Chamber of Commerce (209) 367-7840 ext. 105

Noon – Lunch (ticket required)

12:30 p.m. – Luncheon Speaker: Jennifer Wall, Winemaker, Barefoot Wines

  • 2.5 Continuing Education Hours have been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and 3.5 by California Certified Crop Adviser Program.