MARCH 11, 2020. BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION.
NOTE – MEETING WAS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 TO APRIL 7, 2022. Same venue, timing, and format! If you already RSVP’d, we have you on the list for the future meeting.
Please join your fellow Lodi growers, PCAs, and others on April 7, 2022 for the third and final MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING! This third meeting builds upon knowledge gained over the past few years, with new speakers and local management examples. Be sure to RSVP (details below) as lunch is provided. Everyone is welcome and the event is FREE to attend thanks to grant funding from the American Vineyard Foundation and the CDFA PD/GWSS Board. We’ll be passing out copies of our virus grower workbook – WHAT EVERY WINEGROWER SHOULD KNOW: VIRUSES.
Grapevine viruses are expensive, complicated, and confusing, but HELP is on the way. The upcoming Lodi Mealybug & Virus Outreach Meeting will provide timely, relevant information on red blotch virus, leafroll virus, virus management, mealybugs, replanting after a virus infection, the sudden vine collapse, and regional cooperation. This workshop is the result of intense studies by Lodi’s Mealybug Biocontrol and Grapevine Virus Research Focus Groups comprised of volunteer growers, PCAs, scientists, extension personnel, and industry leaders who gather monthly to discuss short and long term strategies to solve our mealybug & virus challenges. Held at the Cabral Ag Center in Stockton, you’ll learn real-world management tips from special guests Dr. Kent Daane (Entomologist, UC), Chris Storm (Director of Viticulture, Vino Farms), Charlie Starr IV (PCA and Lodi grower), Dr. Maher Al Rwahnih (Plant Virologist, UC), and Dr. Neil McRoberts (Plant Pathology Epidemiologist, UC). Attendees will have time to interact with various professionals from the virus testing labs, nurseries, and mealybug biocontrol companies. It’s imperative that everyone in our industry – growers, PCAs, nurseries, laboratories, wineries, lawmakers, & more – becomes EDUCATED about the virus situation so that we can continue to produce profitable, quality winegrapes in California.
MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING event details.
Date: April 7, 2022
8:45 – 9:00am: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (DPR & CCA) SIGN-IN.
9:00 – 9:05am: WELCOME & VIRUS WORKBOOKS. Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Lodi Winegrape Commission
9:05 – 9:35am: VIRUS VECTORS & BIFS PROJECT. Kent Daane, PhD, + Nathan Mercer, PhD, UC
9:35 – 9:50am: LEAFROLL VIRUS SPREAD. Chris Storm, MS, Crop Solutions
9:50 – 10:15am: MAPPING, SCOUTING & ROGUEING. Charlie Starr IV, PCA & Grower, Crop Solutions
10:15 – 10:25am: COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK.
10:25 – 10:55am: RED BLOTCH TESTING & SUDDEN VINE COLLAPSE. Maher Al Rwahnih, PhD, UC – FPS
10:55 – 11:25am: VIRUS SAMPLING CALCULATOR & CANINE DETECTION OF VIRUSES. Neil McRoberts, PhD, UC
11:25 – 11:45am: REGIONAL COOPERATION AROUND VIRUSES: GIMBLETT GRAVELS EXAMPLE. Caine Thompson, O’Neill
11:45am – 12:05pm: OPEN Q&A SESSION. Aaron Lange, LangeTwins & Guest Speakers
12:05pm: CLOSING REMARKS. Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Lodi Winegrape Commission
12:05 – 12:45pm: INTERACT with the pros.
- Mealybug biocontrol insects
- Pheromone mating disruption for vine mealybugs
- Virus testing laboratories
- Nursery ordering
- CDFA Clean Grapevine Program/FPS/NCPN
- USDA Tree Assistance Program
12:15 – 1:15pm: CATERED LUNCH & DESSERT.
Cost: FREE, all are welcome
Venue: Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E Earhart Ave, Stockton, CA 95206
Credits: 3 hrs DPR CE (OTHER) & CCA approved
Who Should Attend: Everyone – viruses affect our entire wine industry
Description: This event is the result of intense studies by Lodi’s Mealybug Biocontrol & Grapevine Virus Research Focus Groups, comprised of volunteer growers, PCAs, scientists, extension personnel, and industry leaders who gather monthly to discuss short- and long-term strategies to solve our mealybug & virus challenges. This meeting is part of an outreach grant funded by the American Vineyard Foundation and the CDFA PD/GWSS Board (thank you!). We’ll be passing out copies of our virus grower workbook – WHAT EVERY WINEGROWER SHOULD KNOW: VIRUSES, and will share real-world, commercial examples of virus spread and management.
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