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Posts Tagged: Viticulture

Planting Certified Vines is Critical

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Planting a vineyard with vines that are not infected with common grapevine viruses is essential to the bottom line. It can be challenging enough to keep over 1000 vines per acre relatively free from the normal canopy and trunk diseases such as grapevine powdery mildew and Eutypa dieback. Those diseases are caused by infections that occur naturally after vines are planted and can be controlled with proper farming practices. It doesn't work that way with diseases caused by viruses. Farming...

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:39 PM
  • Author: Rhonda Smith
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: Viticulture (6)

UC IPM Team Win International Award

Bob Van Steenwyk, Lucia Varela, Rhonda Smith and Frank Zalom of the EGVM Team in 2016 accepting the UCANR Distinguished Service Team Award

Three of the twelve awards announced for the upcoming International IPM Symposium will be given to UC Integrated Pest Management Program members including Lucia Varela and Rhonda Smith from UCCE Sonoma. The European Grapevine Moth Team was selected for an IPM Team Award for achieving the eradication of European grapevine moth only six years after its discovery in 2009. Team members helped growers in infested counties to monitor the pest and apply control measures on a timely...

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Example of damage by EGVM.
Example of damage by EGVM.

Example of damage by EGVM.

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Applying UC Research in Sonoma County

UCCE Sonoma County Annual Report 2014

2014 Annual Report letter from Stephanie Larson, County Director and Livestock & Range Management Advisor: As we move into the next 100 years of Cooperative Extension, we continue to value the public/ private partnerships that have been the foundation of our organization, raising the bar by supporting the County of Sonoma Initiatives on local agriculture and healthy communities. UCCE advisors are critical partners with local farmers and ranchers, providing scientific-based information on...

Viticulture Newsletter

Vineyard in Alexander Valley

Learn about the new online temperature inversion data for sites in the Russian River watershed.  This data can be used to help determine if wind machines could be part of a solution for frost protection. Read all about it in the April 2014 Viticulture Newsletter.

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Tags: Frost Protection (1), NOAA (1), Viticulture (6)

UCCE Sonoma featured in Podcast

KSVY radio podcast

Hear how UC Cooperative Extension serves the North Bay on two podcasts by host and Sonoma Valley farmer, Andrea Davis-Cetina on the Sustainable Growing show which aired on KSVY 91.3. On March 14, the episode featured UC Cooperative Extension Advisors, Monica Cooper, the UCCE Napa Viticulture Advisor, and Julia Van Soelen Kim, the new North Bay Food Systems Advisor. Monica and Julia highlighted the UC Cooperative Extension Centennial, UCCE Master Gardener Program, 4-H, the Agriculture...

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM
  • Author: Julia Van Soelen Kim
Tags: Food (1), viticulture (6)

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