Please join the Lodi Winegrape Commission on Tuesday, February 5th for the 67th Annual Lodi Grape Day celebration!  Lodi Grape Day is hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and The Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee.  The agenda with the full list of speakers has just been released (please see below).

For over 65 years, the Agribusiness Committee of the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, along with University of California Cooperative Extension, has brought information about improving yields, fighting diseases, market trends, and mechanization technologies to the hundreds of growers who attend LODI GRAPE DAY.  After learning about relevant viticulture topics in the morning, growers, pest control advisors, winery personnel, bankers, and business leaders gather together for a special luncheon featuring a keynote speaker.  This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Damien Wilson from Sonoma State University.  Attendance during the morning presentations and wine tasting is free and open to everyone (no tickets or RSVP required).  Ticket required for luncheon and keynote speaker presentation.

67th Annual LODI GRAPE DAY

February 5th, 2019    Hutchins Street Square, 125 S Hutchins St, Lodi, CA

7:30 am:  SIGN-IN with coffee and donuts


8:00-8:40am:    Jhalendra Rijal, PhD, Area IPM Advisor-northern San Joaquin Valley, University of California
Coop. Ext. & Statewide IPM Program
Invasive Pests to Watch Out for in the Vines in 2019

8:40-9:20 am:   Brad Hanson, PhD, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences
Vineyard Weed Resistance Management Considerations for 2019

9:20-9:50 am:   Stan Grant, MS, Vineyard Consultant, Progressive Viticulture
Comprehensive Vineyard Water Management

9:50-10:00 am:   Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Research & Education Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission
Mystery Vine Collapse and invite to VMB/Virus meeting

10:00-10:15 am:  BREAK

10:15-10:55 am:   Walt Mahaffee, PhD, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Corvalis, Oregon
or Michelle Moyer, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Statewide Viticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University – IAREC
Powdery Mildew Resistance Management

10:55-11:35 am:  Akif Escalon, PhD, Plant Pathologist, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist
Managing Trunk Diseases in the Vineyard

11:35 am-12:15 pm:  WINE SENSORY EVALUATION, Cottage Room

12:15 pm:  LUNCH, Kirst Hall (ticket required)

Damien Wilson, PhD, Hamel Family Faculty Chair in Wine Business, Wine Business Institute, Sonoma State University


Meeting Credits:   

3 DPR CE hours – OTHER approved

3.5 CE hours CCA – Soil and Water, IPM approved

0.5 CE hours NMP requested – irrigation and nitrogen

For questions and to purchase luncheon tickets:  Please contact Karen Cannon by telephone at 209.367.7840 ext. 105 or kcannon@lodichamber.com.

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