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Events

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Sustainable Ag Expo
November 14-16, 2016  
Madonna Inn Expo Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
2016 Program Highlights Include:
Farm Labor Supply / Agricultural Mechanization / Fungal Disease Detection / Environmental Policy / Red Blotch Virus / Grapevine Trunk Diseases / Industry Tradeshow
More information may be found at www.sustainableagexpo.org

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWS)
July 26-27, 2017 - South San Francisco Conference Center
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM - Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Pricing - Super Early Bird: Now - July 31, 2016 $2400 - Special pricing to exhibit at the show which includes a complimentary 2-day conference pass valued at $600. There will be conference sessions on both days and this pass will give free access to all sessions.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show is an annual trade show and conference, open to trade professionals only, which takes place in San Francisco, CA. IBWSS exhibitors are wineries and distilleries looking to sell bulk wine and spirits, producers and negociants who offer contract manufacturing / private label programs and wineries / distilleries / importers who have one time excess stock to  clear. The event is produced by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Click here, ibwsshow.com for more information.

Education

Winter 2017 Leadership Development Courses from UC Davis Extension

FREE Online Executive Leadersahip Information Session

  • January 12: Thurs., 4-5 p.m., PT.
  • No charge. Enroll in section 153EXE100.

FREE Online Supervisory Skills and Management Development Information Session

  • March 8, 2017: Wed., 11 a.m.-noon, PT.
  • No charge. Enroll in section 164SUP100.

The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program

  • March 23-May 11, 2017: Thurs., 1:30-8 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St.
  • $5,950 ($5,500 if registered by Feb. 16, 2017). Apply online now.

Management Development: Effective Management Practices

  • May 10-24: Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St.
  • $1,950. Enroll in section 164MDP165.

Supervisory Skills: Series II

  • April 4-May 2: Tues., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St.
  • $1,250, Series II ($280 per course). Enroll in section 164SUP181.

To enroll or for more information, visit UC Davis Extension at www.extension.ucdavis.edu/business, call 800.752.0881 or email extension@ucdavis.edu.

Northern Grapes Project - Viticulture, Enology and Marketing for Cold-hardy Grapes

The Year 4 Northern Grapes Project Progress Report has been published.  The report outlines research from September 2014 – September 2015 and includes links to more detailed “research reports,” which cover the individual research projects that are being conducted as part of the Northern Grapes Project.  Click here to out find out what was accomplished in the fourth year of the project.

The University of California Cooperative Extension Fresno Viticulture Program produces Vine Lines, a bi-monthly newsletter containing information on cultural practices, pest and disease issues, industry information and meeting announcements for Fresno County (California).
To read the latest and archived issues click this link or copy and paste in to your browser. http://ucanr.edu/sites/viticulture-fresno/Vine_Lines_Newsletter/

July 2015 - NGWI Summer Board Meeting, Washington State University, Richland/ Prosser, WA
The NGWI Board of Directors held their summer meeting at the new WSU St. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center and the Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC). Researchers at both locations gave presentations on the facilites and research work being done at each. Links to the pressentation may be found below.

James Harbertson - Wine Chemistry
Tom Collins, Viticulture and Enolgy Program - Profiling Grape and Wine Composition
Bhaskar Bondada - Grapevine Physiology
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

April 2015 - NGWI Spring Board Meeting and Joint Meetings with USDA/NIFA and USDA/ARS, Washington, DC and Beltsville, MD
In conjuction with NGWI's spring meeting of the Board of Directors, meetings were held with leadership from USDA/NIFA and USDA/ARS. Presentations were made by USDA/ARS Leadership and National Program Leaders. Links to the presentations are available below.

Lew Ziska - Sustainable Product Systems (G x E x M)
Dr. Jack Okamura - Genetics/Genomics/Breeding National Program
Genetics/Genomics Research - Ed Buckler
Sustainable Irrigation Management - Bill Kustas & Martha Anderson
5 Year plan for Water Management  - Mark Walbridge
Soil Health - Physical and Chemical - Jorge Delgado
Soil Health/Microbiome  - Deb Fravel
Big Data - Steve Shafer and Doreen Ware

April 2015 - NGWI Spring Board Meeting
Charlie Arnot, Center for Food Integrity
Charlie Arnot is the CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to “build consuer trust and confidence in today’s food system.”  Membership is comprised of each segment of the food chain, including farmers and ranchers, universities, food processors, restaurants, retailers and food companies. Arnot's complete presentation may be viewed here.

January 2015 - NGWI Winter Board Meeting, Sacramento, CA
The Winter Board meeting included an annual update provided by NGWI President, Jean-Mari Peltier, along with presentations from researchers at th University of Californa Davis on Grape Breeding and Nutrition and Grapes. Links to the presentations are available below.

President's Report
Jean-Mari Peltier

Grape Breeding
Dr. Andy Walker
Dr. Dario Cantu

Nutrition and Grapes
Dr. Bruce German

July 2014 - NGWI Summer Board Meeting and Research Panel Discussions Napa, CA
The NGWI Board, NGWI Theme Committee members, USDA/ARS leadership, and researchers came together to discuss NGWI research projects and other industry research progress. Presentations are available below.

Sensor and Mechanization Presentations
Dr. Terry Bates, Cornell University

Dr. Stephen Nuske, Carnegie Mellon University

Water Management Presentations
Dr. Andrew McElrone, Agricultural Research Service-UC Davis

Don Suarez, Agricultural Research Service U.S. Salinity Lab

Anji Perry, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

Dr. Isabel Abrisqueta, Agricultural Research Service-Parlier, CA

Vineyard Diseases

Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Agricultural Research Service-UC Davis
SCRI Trunk Disease Project Website

Vitis Gen Project Update

Dr. Lance Cadle-Davidson, Agricultural Research Service-Geneva, NY

Wine Quality Project

Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, Department of Viticulture and Enology UC Davis

May 2014 - NGWI Spring Board Meeting Washington, DC

Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, Grape Research Roadmap for the Future

May 2014 - NGWI Spring Board Meeting and Joint Meetings with USDA/NIFA and USDA/ARS Washington, DC and Beltsville, MD
In conjuction with NGWI's spring meeting of the Board of Directors, meetings were held with leadership from USDA/NIFA and USDA/ARS. Presentations were made by USDA/ARS Leadership and National Program Leaders. Links to the presentations are available below.

Sally Schneider, ARS Leadership and Budget Update

Pamela Starke-Reed, Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality

Mojdeh Bahar, ATIP Foundation - A Model for Public/Private Partnerships

Jack Okamuro - New Frontiers in Plant Genomics

Mark Walbridge  - ARS Irrigation and Water Management Research

Charlie Walthall - Precision Ag, Remote Sensing, and AgMIP

Deb Fravel - Plant Health Research Update

Bob Fireovid - Artificial Gut and Other Novel Strategies

January 2014 - NGWI Winter Board Meeting, Sacramento, CA

Presentations at the NGWI Annual Meeting highlighted the research portfolio which addresses a number of current issues of importance to the wine and grape industries including drought in the West, excessive water in Eastern states, trunk diseases, cold tolerance and cleaning up processing waste water. Several presentations were made addressing these topics which also included key research project updates. Links to the presentations are available below.

Jason Peltier, Assessment of Current California Water Conditions

Dr. Andrew McElrone, Developing Sustainable Vineyard Water Management Strategies

Chris Savage, Scalable Solutions to Reduce Water Use and Salinity in Wineries

Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, NGWI Research / Vineyard Efficiency through High-resolution, Spatiotemperal Crop Load Measurement and Management / Accelerating Grape Cultivar Improvement via Phenotyping Centers and Next Generation Markers

June 2013 - NGWI Summer Board Meeting, Monterey, CA
The Summer Board meeting included an update on the status of the farm bill provided by NGWI President, Jean-Mari Peltier, an overview of the new mandated Open Data policy and status reports on projects underway. Links to the presentations are available below.

Jean-Mari Peltier, Washington Update: Farm Legislation and Appropriations

Bill Hoffman, USDA/NIFA, Open Data Policy: Open Access to Federally Funded Research Outputs

March 2013 - NGWI Spring Board Meeting and Joint Meeting with USDA/ARS at Agency Headquarters, Beltsville, MD
In conjuction with NGWI's spring Board of Director's meeting, a meeting was held with leadership from USDA/ARS. Presentations were made by USDA/ARS Leadership and National Program Leaders. Links to the presentations are available below.

Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, NGWI Research - Future Roadmap 

Dr. JoLynne Wightman, Consumer Insights Committee Update

Dr. Ed Knipling, ARS Administrator, The View from the Agricultural Research Service

Dr. Charlie Walthall, ARS National Program Leader, Genotype x Environment x Management: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Mark Walbridge, ARS National Program Leader, Long-term Agro-ecosystem Research: Opportunities for Perennial Crops

Gene Lester, Acting (recent) ARS National Program Leader, Environmental Impacts on Fruit & Vegetable Health Nutrients: An Overview

Dr. Jack Okamuro, ARS National Program Leader, Phenotyping: Leveraging Our Resources

Dr. Kevin Hackett, ARS National Program Leader, Crop Protection and Quarantine National Program

January 2013 - NGWI Winter Board Meeting, Sacramento, CA
The Winter Board meeting included an annual update provided by NGWI President, Jean-Mari Peltier, along with status reports on projects underway and Theme Committee activities. Links to the presentations are available below.

Jean-Mari Peltier, NGWI Annual Update

Rick Stark provided an overview on NGWI grape industry research along with updates on several NGWI projects underway

Kathleen Nave, Grape Consumption and Healthy Eating - Project Report

Chris Savage, Scalable Solutions to Reduce Process Water Volume and Salinity - Project Report

Dr. Ed Hellman, Extension & Outreach Committee - Update

Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, Understanding & Improving Quality
Committee - Update

July 2012 - NGWI Summer Board Meeting, Lodi, CA
Updates were provided by the researchers on several NGWI affiliated projects including a newly awarded SCRI grant project on trunk diseases. Links to the presentations are available below.

Dr. Kenda Baumgartner, Vineyard Trunk Disease

Dr. Grant Cramer, Metabolomics & Proteomics: What do the mean for the future of viticulture?

January 2012 - USDA/ARS Joint Meeting, USDA Offices Beltsville, MD 
In conjuction with NGWI's spring Board of Director's meeting, a meeting was held with leadership from USDA/ARS. Presentations were made by National Program Leaders and representatives from the Office of Technology Transfer and NGWI. Links to the presentations are available below.
 

Jean-Mari Peltier, Overview and Current Status of the Grape Products Industries

 

Dr. Sally Schneider, National Program Leader, ARS Grape Research Overview

 

Dr. Deborah Sheely, NIFA: Grape Budget Cross-cut & Extension

 

Dr. Ed Knipling, The View from the Agricultural Research Service


Dr. Charlie Walthall, Climate Change

 

Dr. John Finley, Human Nutrition National Program

 

Dr. Deb Fravel, Plant Health National Program

 

Dr. Jack Okamuro, Biotechnology and the Grape Industry

 

Jim Poulos and Jack Okamuro, CRADAs

 

June Blalock and Marion Ravelonandro, Patents and Licenses


Vineyard Pest ID Cards and Organic Winegrowing Manual Available to Order 
The
University of California's Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources has two new publications that will be of interest to winegrowers. One is the Vineyard Pest ID Cards, pocket-size lamminated cards - a quick and easy field reference for recognizing, identifying and monitoring common vineyards pests, diseases, disorders and weeds. The other is an Organic Wingrowing Manual - a detailed how-to manual on growing organic winegrapes, including  information on pest management, economics, organic certification, and more. Below are links to the informational flyers and Table of Contents for each of the publications.

Vineyard Pest ID Cards Flyer

Vineyard Pest ID Cards Table of Contents

Organic Winegrowing Flyer

Organic Winegrowing Table of Contents

 

eViticulture.org 
eViticulture is a national resource for viticulture information, offering the latest in science-based information for viticulturists. Tools include more than 200 feature articles from basic concepts of viticulture to the latest, ground-breaking research, written in understandable language in both English and Spanish; and if you have a question access the Ask-an-Expert feature.

 

Northern Grapes: Integrating viticulture, winemaking, and marketing of new cold hardy cultivars supporting new and growing rural wineries

This $2.5 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative project has brought together 34 researchers from 12 institutions to address varietal performance and resulting fruit and wine flavor attributes in cold climates.  It will help growers to apply appropriate viticultural practices to achieve consistent fruit characteristics for ripening, and help winemakers address their unique fruit composition to produce distinctive wines that consumers will like and purchase.  The project will also explore consumer preferences, developing individual/regional marketing strategies to increase sales and sustained profitability of wineries and vineyards.

The Northern Grapes Project is starting a new outreach effort, created at the request of the Project Advisory Council.  News You Can Use will provide brief, timely information, generated via research conducted as part of the Northern Grapes Project, as well as material derived from other sources. The first edition may be read here.

 

http://northerngrapesproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Year-4-Northern-Grapes-Project-Progress-Report.pdf