When: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

Where: Hutchins Street Square, Kirst and Crete Halls, 125 South Hutchins Street, Lodi

Continuing Education Hours have been requested from California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Certified Crop Adviser Program.


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

8:00 - Frost Mitigation – Review of 2008 and Being Prepared – Paul S. Verdegaal, UC Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County

8:30 - Variety Evaluation and Selection for Lodi’s Winegrape Region – Dr. Jim Wolpert, Specialist, Dept. of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

9:15 - Minimizing Mite Outbreaks in Vineyards: Effects of Pesticide Disruption, Miticide Resistance and Water Stress – Mel Stravinides, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

9:45 - Long Term Effects of Water Deficit and Crop Load on Ripening, Yield and Quality of Syrah – Terry Prichard, Irrigation Management Specialist Dept of LAWR, UC Davis

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Review Nutrient Management in Vineyards: Efficiency and Effectiveness – Larry Williams, Professor, Dept .of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

11:00 - Nematicide Delivery Using Rootstocks or Foliar Sprays – Dr. Mike McKenry, Nematology Specialist, UCKAC, Parlier

11:40 - Tasting

Noon - Lunch (tickets $20.00/person)

12:30 p.m. - Luncheon Speaker: Christian Miller, Full Glass Research, Wine: Consumer Trends