The annual San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium is scheduled for Jan. 6, at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Easton, Calif.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. with the first presentation at 7:45.

The symposium is sponsored by the Fresno County University of California Cooperative Extension office.

Here is a lineup of presentations:

• 2009 Powdery Mildew Challenges, Stephen Vasquez, UC Fresno County Farm Advisor

• Spray Tips for Aiding Herbicide Performance. Kurt Hembree, UC Fresno County Farm Advisor

• The USDA/ARS Raisin Grape Breeding Program, David Ramming, USDA

• Health and Nutrition Research Update

• Marketing Activities Update

• Update on Grape Abscission Agent Research, Matthew Fidelibus, UC Viticulture Specialist

• Performance of Movento as a Nematicide, Mike McKenry UC Nematololgist

• Lunch with Guest Speaker Paul Loeffler, KMJ Sports Announcer and Historian

• 1:30 Prize Drawing (Must be present to win)

Pre-registration is available online at or through the UCCE office in Fresno.