Please join the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension Team, as they will be On the Road in Lodi on Thursday, March 9, 2023. “On The Road” programs organized by Dr. Karen Block are educational seminars that help University of California scientists communicate with the California grape and wine industries by bringing faculty to different regions of California. The On The Road Team will present relevant research from UC Davis and, at the same time, listen to the issues that are important to grape-growing and winemaking professionals.


March 9th, 2023  •  Jackson Hall, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi, CA 95240

9:00am   Welcome

9:10am    Extreme Heat Impacts on Berry Chemistry and Wine Composition
Beth Forrestel, Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

9:40am   Grape Smoke Exposure: Update
Anita Oberholster, Vice-Chair & Professor of Cooperative Extension, Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

10:10am   Early Season Crop Estimation From the Ground and Sky
Mason Earles, Assistant Professor, Departments of Viticulture & Enology and Biological & Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis


10:55am   Grape Breeding for the Dry and Hot San Joaquin Valley
Luis Diaz Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

11:25am   Examining Climate Smart Agriculture and Winegrape Production
Kerri Steenwerth, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit; Adjunct Professor, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

11:55am   Supporting Vineyard Soil Health Through Regenerative Management
Cristina Lazcano, Assistant Professor of Soils & Plant Nutrition, Department of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis

12:25am   Wrap up, Questions, and Discussion

12:40pm   LUNCH 

To register: Click HERE. Please email Caroline or Karen in the UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology with any questions, or

The UC Davis On The Road Team would like to thank Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Grower Research & Education Director, and Sustainable Winegrowing Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission, for her support and guidance with this program.

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