Culture, irrigation, nutrition, pest management, economics
|Vit Tips Survey - June 2020||
Vit Tips Survey:
Dr. Elisabeth Forrestel and her team from UC Davis are studying water management during heat wave and hope to find the best strategy on irrigation during heat event to improve yield and fruit quality of grape. Heat events are usual for San Joaquin Valley area during summer. She hopes to get some feed back from growers on some key issues, like water.
As part of this work, we’ve developed a general survey to better understand the types of irrigation practices growers currently use in response to heat extremes. This will help inform how we frame future research questions around the potential effects of our experiments on irrigation. We recognize that the survey questions and response options are painted with very broad brush strokes and that the realities of grower decision making around irrigation are more nuanced, and want to stress that this survey is meant to provide a 30,000 foot view.
In order to ensure that our survey is representative of a wide cross-section of growers and operations across the state, we are reaching out to ask for your participation in the survey as a viticulture professional and to ask that you forward the survey link to your networks of growers, vineyard managers, consultants, advisors, and other viticulture professionals.
The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete. It is anonymous and all individual responses will be kept confidential, though we may share the aggregated results in presentations or publications.
The survey can be found here: shorturl.at/ainU4
|Pesticide Safety Webinars||
Pesticide Safety Webinars
This webinar series, presented by the UC Integrated Pest Management Program, will provide participants who successfully complete course(s), Continuing Education (CE) units for the 2020 calendar year. Topics include how to find and use PPE during COVID-19, proper use of respirators, practices for keeping pesticides out of water, and how to properly read and follow a pesticide label.
See all dates on attached Flier.
|Vit Tips - April 2020||
Vit Tips - April 2020
- Assessing Fungicide Resistance in Your Vineyard
- Phylloxera in the San Joaquin Valley
- Vineyard Early Season Management
and many other topics
|COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture||
Just some good information & resources for our Agriculture community.
Click the link below for many more resources.
|Healthy Soils Program Now Accepting Applications||
As of February 27, 2020, the California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting grant applications.
|Cover Crop Field Day Notice||
Cover Crop Field Day
|Online registration for 2020 Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium||
Please register for 2020 Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium
in the link below by March 11th, 2020.
No cost for registration
|Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium - 2020||
2020 Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium
By Tulare & Kings County UCCE &
The Consolidated Central Valley Table Grape Pest and Disease Control District
Friday, March 13, 2020
4437 S. Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274
7:30am - 1:30pm
|Vit Tips - December 2019||
December 2019 Vit Tips Contents:
This new issue focuses on:
|San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course||
San Joaquin Valley Spray Application Short Course
November 12 - 14, 2019
UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 S Riverbend Ave - Parlier, CA 93648
Join us for an intensive 3-day short course on spray application research and extension. Learn to improve agricultural productivity while reducing the impact of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals on the environment and gain knowledge of best practices for safe, economical and environmentally sound pesticide spray application.
|SWEEP Workshop Announcement||
Interested in water and energy efficiency upgrades on your farm?
Come to a nearby SWEEP Workshop:
November 7, 2019
|Vit Tips - September 2019||
A new issue is available for Vit Tips (Previously newsletter VineLines).
Fall 2019 Vit Tips Contents:
The UCCE SJV Viticulture Newsletter, Vit Tips, is back with new team members on board! Please welcome Karl Lund, UCCE Madera, Merced, and Mariposa Counties Viticulture Advisor and Gabriel Torres, UCCE Tulare and Kings Counties Viticulture Advisor. They will be valuable resources for grape growers and industry in the SJV. They will be eager to have farm visits and initiate the discussion about critical research and extension for your production system!
This new issue focuses on:
|Water Supply & Agriculture Meeting||
Water Supply and Agriculture
Monday, September 16, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tulare County Ag Building - Auditorium
4437 S Laspina St – Tulare, CA 93274
Refreshments will be provided.
|2019 Grape Day||
Grape Day 2019
Wednesday August 14, 2019
8:00am - 12:00pm
UC Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Botrytis On The Rise
Growing Season = Spraying Season
Area Cooperative Extension Advisor – Viticulture Announcement
A Program Focused on Vineyard Water Management
Thursday, April 18, 2019
UC Davis Conference Center
550 Alumni Ln, Davis, CA 95616
|Grape Notes March 2019||
UC Davis Viticulture and Enology On the Road in Tulare County
Tulare County Agricultural Building
|San Luis Obispo UC Vineyard IPM Conference||
San Luis Obispo UC Vineyard IPM Conference
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Veterans Memorial Building
|Nationwide Powdery Mildew Survey||
The FRAME Network, https://framenetworks.wsu.edu/ a national research and extension team working on fungicide resistance in grape powdery mildew, is interested in hearing about how you approach powdery mildew management and fungicide selection. If you are a vineyard owner, manager, consultant, or someone who provides fungicide recommendations for vineyards in the United States, please consider taking our survey!
Survey information link:
|2019 Wine Grape Mechanical Pruning Field Demo||
Co-sponsored by UCCE and San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 am
Golden State Vintners, 7909 W. Central Ave., Fresno, CA 93706
|Southern San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium||
By UCCE Kern and Consolidated Central Valley Table Grape Pest and Disease Control District.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Hodel's Country Dining, 5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93308
|UPDATE ON PESTICIDE SAFETY TRAININGS 2017||
|SSJV Grape Symposium 2017|
|County Director Notes 2016|
Kern, Tulare and Kings County Grape Meeting
|6/24 Meeting Notice: Grapevine Registration and Certification Program||
There will be a meeting next Wednesday, June 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Tulare County Cooperative Extension office to discuss potential new changes to the USDA Grapevine Registration Program. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend; feel free to forward this notice to anyone you think might like to come. Growers are especially encouraged to attend and give their opinions and suggestions for future changes. Hope to see you there!
|April - May 2015||
New Farm Advisor Introduction
Southern San Joaquin Valley UCCE Grape Meeting
|June 2008||Retirement Announcement|
|June 2007||Delayed Growth Prevalent in Vineyards This Spring|
|February 2007||Nitrogen Sources Other Than Fertilizer - SJV Table Grape Seminar 2/28/07|
|November 2006||Red Globe Pruning, Bud Fruitfulness and Crop Load Study|
|October 2006||Introducing the San Joaquin Valley Vineyard Drip Irrigation Scheduler|
|July 2006||Drying Emulsion Accelerates Drying of DOV Raisins|
|May 2006||Time of Girdle Experiments - Princess, Summer Royal, Thompson Seedless|
|March 2006||Zinc Applied to Vineyards by Drip Fertigation is Effective and Feasible|
|January 2006||2006 South San Joaquin Valley Table Grape Seminar|
|January 2006||Understanding Water Units|
|November 2005||Cover-Cropping Practices in San Joaquin Valley Vineyards|
|October 2005||Mild Magnesium Deficiency Widespread This Year|
|August 2005||Science of Tray Dried Raisins|
|June 2005||Water Use (Drip Irrigation Schedules) for Vineyards in the San Joaquin Valley|
|April 2005||Research Sheds Light on Bud Fruitfulness & Berry Set|
|January 2005||San Joaquin Valley Table Grape Seminar Rootstocks Rootstock Selection|
|May 2004||Managing the Leafhopper Complex Action Levels for Raisin and Wine Grapes (Thompson Seedless) Action Levels for Table Grapes|
|April 2004||Improving Maturity of Thompson Seedless for Raisin Production|
|January 2004||SJV Table Grape Seminar Research on Drip and Foliar Applied Boron|
|December 2003||San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium Program|
|September 2002||Traditional Trellis DOV System Discussion and Harvest Demonstration Glassy-winged Sharpshooter is Here to Stay New GWSS Infestations Found in Tulare County|
|July 2002||The Introduction of New Grape Pests and Diseases Complicated IPM UC Conceives IPM History of Grape IPM New Chemistry Helps Exotic Pests Must Be Excluded Traditional Trellis DOV System Discussion and Cane Severance Demonstration|
|May 2002||Spring Fever Symptoms Production of Autumn Royal Table Grapes|
|March-April 2002||DOV Raisin Discussion and Shoot Thinning Demonstration Table Grape Berry Growth and Development: A Review|
|January 2002||Amending Soil and Water Chemistry in Drip-Irrigated Vineyards San Joaquin Valley Table Grape Seminar|