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Past Advisors

Rhonda J Smith, Viticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus

Rhonda Smith served as the Viticulture Farm Advisor for Sonoma county prior to Christopher Chen's arrival and specialized in:

  • Pest Management
  • Irrigation
  • Pierce's Disease
  • Berry Shrivel
  • Plant Growth Regulators
  • Red Blotch Disease



July 2020, Rhonda Smith wrapped up a fruitful career as Viticulture Advisor for Sonoma County.

Read about her career by writer Tim Tesconi. View a list of her peer reviewed publications.

One of her many accomplishments was being a part of the UC IPM Team that helped eradicate European Grapevine Moth in Sonoma County. The team was awarded an International IPM Award for Recognition at the 2018 International IPM Symposium, and the UCANR Distinguished Service Team Award.