November 2, 2023
203: Get the Latest Viticulture Research from 30 Experts


If you like the Sustainable Winegrowing with The Vineyard Team podcast, then you will not want to miss the premiere sustainable winegrowing event of the year – the Sustainable Ag Expo. Cliff Ohmart, PhD, Principal at Ohmart Consulting Services and former Lodi Winegrape Commission staff, helped the Vineyard Team bring together the nation’s top researchers to present at the Expo for a number of years. In this podcast episode linked above, you can preview the topics and speakers for this year’s event.

Enjoy the perfect blend of in-person and online learning. Speak directly with national experts, earn over 20 hours of continuing education (including 18 hours of DPR), and explore sustainable ag vendors November 14-15, 2023, at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo California.

By popular request, this year we have doubled the number of online courses so attendees can learn on-demand between October 16 and November 30.

Here are some of the sessions Cliff mentions. Make sure to check out the for the full program:


    • Integrating Multiple Layers of Spatial Vineyard Information into Variable-rate Management Maps
      • Terry Bates, PhD, Cornell University
    • Vineyard Spraying Technologies to Improve Application Efficiency for Every Grower
      • Brent Warneke, Oregon State University
    • Trunk Renewal for Management of Trunk Diseases
      • Kendra Baumgartner, PhD, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
    • Soil Health and Regenerative Management to Support the Goals of Winegrape Producers
      • Cristina Lazcano, PhD, UC Davis, Noelymar Gonzales Maldonado, PhD, UC Davis, and Charlotte Decock, PhD, Cal Poly
    • The Importance of Areawide Controls for Mealybugs and Leafroll – Is This Cost Effective?
      • Kent Daane, PhD, UC Berkeley


    • Update on Vineyard Autonomous Equipment
      • Michael Miller, CAWG, Director of Government Relations
    • Nematodes affecting winegrapes: Biology and Management
      • Inga Zasada, PhD, USDA ARS
    • Biological Control of the Glassywinged Sharpshooter and Pierce’s Disease
      • David Morgan, PhD, CDFA
    • Current Status of the Winegrape Market
      • Jeff Bitter, Allied Grape Growers

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Promoting sustainable winegrowing since 1994, the Vineyard Team is an organization dedicated to sustainable farming through research, education, and grower-to-grower networking.  Every November, the Vineyard Team hosts an outstanding Sustainable Ag Expo.


Dates:  Tuesday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Venue:  Madonna Inn Expo Center at 120 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Cost:  Click HERE for pricing | Lodi grower discount code: LODI23 for $50 off

Credits:  20+ hours of continuing education (CE) hours

Speakers & Topics:  Click HERE to view the full agenda

Description:  Discover the latest viticulture research and technology from the world’s top experts to help you be competitive in the ever-changing business landscape. Since 2003, the Sustainable Ag Expo has been a leader in providing world-class educational content for farmers, researchers, and consultants. The Sustainable Ag Expo brings together researchers and growers so you can earn continuing education hours and improve your business all while connecting with peers and agriculture companies. Gain actionable tips from more than 40 of the world’s top experts and experienced growers. Attend in-person seminars and watch virtual courses at your own pace. For more information, click HERE.

Registration (required):  To register, please click HERE.

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