The Vineyard Team recently shared the lineup of speakers presenting at the 2023 Sustainable Ag Expo on Tuesday, November 14, and Wednesday, November 15. The program features viticulture experts from preeminent universities including Cornell University, California Polytechnic State University, and the University of California at Davis.

Speakers include:

    • Terry Bates, PhD, Cornell University – Headline Speaker
    • Kendra Baumgartner, PhD, UC Davis
    • Donnell Brown, National Grape Research Alliance
    • Akif Eskalen, PhD, UCCE
    • Matthew Fidelibus, PhD, UC Davis
    • Marc Fuchs, PhD, Cornell University
    • Cristina Lazcano, PhD, UC Davis
    • Noelymar Gonzales Maldonado, UC Davis
    • David Morgan, PhD, CDFA
    • Andrew McElrone, PhD, USDA ARS and UC Davis
    • John Roncoroni, UCCE Emeritus
    • Annemiek Schilder, PhD, UCCE Ventura
    • Zi Hao Wang, PhD, University of Sydney Australia

For 18 years, the Sustainable Ag Expo has brought together farmers, ag professionals, and pest control advisors to learn about the latest in farming research, resource issues, and business trends related to sustainable agriculture.

The program is tailored specifically to meet the needs of growers, providing access to the latest research and field-tested practices in areas such as precise agriculture, rootstock research, weed management, and climate-smart practices. Attendee Bart Haycraft says, “It’s a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences with each other.”

The headline speaker this year is Dr. Terry Bates, Director, of Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab Cornell AgriTech. Dr. Bates will speak about integrating multiple layers of spatial vineyard information into variable-rate management maps and the myths, misperceptions, and motivations for precision vineyard management. His research program focuses on viticulture with an integrated systems approach to vine productivity, fruit quality, and farm profitability. Research interests and contributions include vine mineral nutrition and root biology to control vegetative growth, mechanized vineyard management for fruit quality and labor reduction, and Precision Viticulture to increase production efficiency.

This year farmers, ag professionals, and pest control advisors will have the opportunity to learn about the latest farming research, resource issues, and business trends related to sustainable agriculture during two days of seminars and tradeshow. By popular request, the event is expanding its online course offering to include 10 hours of content available from October 16 through November 30, 2023.

The Sustainable Ag Expo is sponsored by Vineyard Industry Products along with Advancing Eco Agriculture, Apollo Ag Technologies, BioWorks, CalWest Rain Inc, Corteva Agriscience, FBSciences, Inc., Gearmore, Inc., Helena Agri-Enterprises, Jim’s Supply Co., Inc. (JSC), Martinez Orchards Inc, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Phytech, SAN Agrow, Sunridge Nurseries, and Vineyard Professional Services.

Tickets are on sale now at Click HERE to purchase your ticket and Lodi growers may use code LODI23 for $50 off.

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