This year's winegrape production short course, taught by farm advisors and campus-based faculty members of the University of California, presents reviews and updates for new and experienced vineyard managers, owners and others seeking an overview of winegrape production practices.

Topics include:

• An overview of the winegrape industry;

• Vine physiology (the cycle of vine growth, photosynthesis and water relations);

• Vineyard establishment (site evaluation, resource conservation, rootstock/cultivar selection, handling planting stock, vine training, and spacing and trellising considerations);

• Vineyard management (crop load management, pruning, irrigation systems and scheduling, monitoring and correction of nutritional problems, grafting and budding, mechanization in the vineyard, vineyard floor management options, and frost protection considerations);

• Pest management (viruses, mildew and bunch rot, nematodes, and insect pests).

Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend. Call 1-800-752-0881 or access online registration through our Web site at http://cestanislaus.ucdavis.edu/. Click on the calendar of events and follow the links.