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SWEEP Workshop Announcement

Interested in water and energy efficiency upgrades on your farm?

Come to a nearby SWEEP Workshop:

November 7, 2019
9 am - 11 am

Cooperative Extension
Tulare County
4437 S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274

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:

  • Heat prevention
  • Nematodes resistant rootstock
  • Vineyard nematodes management
  • Viticulture meetings and events
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


Registration: 7:30am-8:00am

Cost: FREE 

June 2019

Botrytis On The Rise

April 2019

Growing Season = Spraying Season

Area Cooperative Extension Advisor – Viticulture Announcement

Upcoming Events:
May 8-9, 2019
Grapevine Short Course 

May 22-23, 2019
UC Davis Wine Grape Irrigation Short Course

April 2019

A Program Focused on Vineyard Water Management

Thursday, April 18, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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
4437 S. Laspina St
Tulare, CA 93274

April 2, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Register at:

San Luis Obispo UC Vineyard IPM Conference

San Luis Obispo UC Vineyard IPM Conference

Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Check-in 8:00 - 8:30 am)

Veterans Memorial Building
801 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 

Nationwide Powdery Mildew Survey

The FRAME Network, 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



SSJV Grape Symposium 2017
County Director Notes 2016
January 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!




Allison Ferry-Abee Viticulture Farm Advisor, Tulare and Kings Counties University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

April - May 2015

New Farm Advisor Introduction
Listening to Grapevine Budbreak
2015 San Joaquin Valley Bud Fruitful-ness Survey
Conserving Soil Moisture
Intro to ETc Etc., An irrigation scheduling tool

December 2014

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