- Grapevine Leafroll Disease Seminar hosted by Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, and UC Cooperative Extension will be held in Yountville Feb. 28.
Grapevine Leafroll Disease: Detection, Transmission, and Management
Grapevine Leafroll Disease Seminar hosted by Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, and UC Cooperative Extension:
SUSTAINABLE VINEYARD PRACTICES – PART I
Leafroll Disease: Detection, Transmission & Management
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
8 a.m. – Noon
Yountville Community Hall
6516 Yount Street, Yountville
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries
8 a.m. Introduction: Concerns about Leafroll Disease for Growers
Randy Heinzen, Beckstoffer Vineyards
8:15 Laboratory Testing: Everything Growers Need to Know
Vicki Klaassen, UC Davis, Foundation Plant Services
8:45 Beyond Laboratory Testing: Other Potential Methods for Monitoring Leafroll Disease in the Vineyard
Matthew Staid, Vine View Imaging
9 Leafroll Disease Transmission Ecology: How do the Viruses Move?
Rodrigo Almeida, UC Berkeley
9:45 Managing Mealybugs as a Vector of Leafroll-Associated Viruses
Kent Daane, UC Berkeley
10:45 Working Together to Combat Leafroll Disease: Strategies for Neighborhood Groups
Neil McRoberts, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
11:30 What is the Future for Clean Plant Material?
Deborah Golino, UC Davis, Foundation Plant Services
Noon: Conclusions: BMP’s (clean plant material), testing, other red leaf concerns, management and economics
Monica Cooper, Napa County Viticulture Farm Advisor
4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE (TBD)
NVG & Vit Tech Member Admission: $15*
* Seminar Co-Hosts, the University of California Cooperative Extension & Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, are covering $45 of the regular $60 seminar admission fee for members of both organizations
General Admission: $90
NVG Season Pass Event: $250 per person
(includes the 3-part Sustainable Vineyard Practices Series, Ahead of the Curve & the Organic Winegrowing Conference)
To register, visit www.napagrowers.org or call the NVG office (707) 944-8311.