Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E Earhart Ave, Stockton, CA 95206
Cost: FREE, all are welcome
Credits: 3 hrs CCA (Crop Management) approved
9 – 11:45am | Morning Presentations
• Open-air ag burning’s effects on air quality – CA Air Resources Board
• Burn day outlook and disease exemptions – SJ Valley Air Pollution Control District
• Explanation of current regulations and how to comply – SJ Valley Air Pollution Control District
• Incentive programs for vendors and growers – SJ Valley Air Pollution Control District
BREAK OUT TIME TO DIGEST INFORMATION AND SHARE THOUGHTS IN GROUPS
• Viticulture-specific challenges, including pest management – Lodi Winegrape Commission
• Open-air ag burning alternatives plus scale, costs, and logistics: curtain burners, grinders/chippers/shredders (and related hazards), trench burners, pyrolysis (biochar) units, international solutions
• Vineyard removal carbon sequestration opportunities – Monterey Pacific
11:45am – 12:15pm | Interaction Time (tables around the room with vendors, organizations, etc.)
12:15 – 1pm | Tri-Tip Lunch
1 – 3pm | Focused Topic Discussions in Classrooms: pyrolysis (biochar), curtain burners, incentives
Description: The goal of this meeting is to provide much-needed clarity and understanding amongst our winegrowing industry, the CA Air Resources Board, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, County Ag Commissioners, and policymakers around the topic of open-air ag burning restrictions and alternatives. There exists a lot of confusion on all sides at the moment, from the enforcers not understanding the nuances of the regulation to the growers not knowing how to legally remove a vineyard. The Lodi Winegrape Commission has learned that by getting everyone involved in one room to have informed discussions around a complex challenge, much progress can be made and it is easier to move forward in a positive and collaborative manner. As we’ve done with Mealybug & Virus Outreach Meetings, there will be a time in the morning for presentations followed by organized interaction time with key companies and organizations. Lunch will be served, then attendees will be invited into classrooms for smaller focused discussions.
RSVP by September 7: To the Lodi Winegrape Commission by phone 209.367.4727 or email email@example.com.
Lunch is sponsored by the Lodi Winegrape Commission, the Lodi District Grape Growers Association, and the California Association of Winegrape Growers.