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UC Davis Grape Day 2020

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Please join the UC Cooperative Extension on 21 January 2020 at the UC Davis Conference Center for a
full-day of lectures and wine tasting.  The program is based on the latest information and research and will cover
the fundamental principles that form the basis for practical decisions and
include Q&A for each session, quality time with speakers and

networking opportunities.

Who should attend: New and experienced growers as well as other industry
members interested in commercial grape production.

Registration Fee: $225.00 (includes light breakfast, lunch, and handouts)


7:30 amRegistration and Name Badge Pick-up
8:00 amWelcome and announcements, Kaan Kurtural, UC Davis
8:05 amImpact of mechanical leaf removal timing and applied water amounts, George Zhuang, UCCE Fresno
8:30 amInfluence of plant stock and training strategy on early development and productivity of grapevines, Larry Bettiga, UCCE Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties
9:05 amHow to crop newly planted grapevines in warm regions, George Zhuang, UCCE Fresno County
9:35 amCoffee Break I
9:50 amCarbohydrate reserves in grapevine:  How does leaf area and cropping affect reserves, Johann Martinez, UC Davis
10:15 amSolar radiation environment within grapevine canopies:  How open is too open for berry integrity, Nazareth Torres, UC Davis
10:40 amFruit zone overexposure and heat events in vineyards, Kaan Kurtural, UCCE Cooperative Extension Specialist, Viticulture, UC Davis
11:05 amSmoke exposure and its related effects on wine:  Update on the trials from Lake County, Glenn McGourty, UCCE Lake/Mendocino
11:30 amGrapevines on ‘Freedom’ rootstock:  Sudden vine decline and associated graft incompatibility, Andrew Walker, Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
12:05 pmLunch
1:15 pmPerformance of GRN rootstocks in Sonoma County, Rhonda Smith, UCCE Sonoma County
1:40 pmWine attributes of GRN rootstocks in the warm climate, Karl Lund, UCCE Madera, Merced, and Mariposa Counties
2:05 pmCrop evapotranspiration and its calculation on hillside vineyards, Daniele Zaccaria, UCCE Associate Agricultural Water Management Specialist, LAWRUC Davis
2:30 pmWater productivity of red wine grapes in warm and hot climate with, Kaan Kurtural, UC Davis
2:55 pmCoffee Break II
3:20 pmProximal sensing of soil electrical conductivity provides a link to soil-plant water relationships and direction in delineating plant water status zones in vineyards, Cliff Yu, UC Davis
3:45 pmPerformance of proximal sensors in yield estimation: A comparison with fish net and stratified manual sampling in VSP and Sprawling canopies, Kaan Kurtural, UC Davis
4:10 pmVirus status of vineyards, spreads and concerns in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Kari Arnold, UCCE Stanislaus
4:35 pmBREAK III Set up for Tasting
4:50 pmComparative tasting of No-touch Cabernet Sauvignon vs. modified VSP hand farmed Cabernet Sauvignon, Kaan Kurtural and Leticia Chacon-Rodriguez, UC Davis


UC Davis Conference Center
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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