Rainfall, Frost, Weeds, Spring Diseases, Invasive Pests

March 23rd, 2016
Rainfall, Frost, Weeds, Spring Diseases, Invasive Pests

As the 2016 El Niño returns after a month hiatus, much progress is being made towards a Drought Recovery. February had only 0.6 inch of rain, but the first two weeks of March brought 5.2 inches of rain, exactly double the long term average. Good rains in January wetted the soil profile well enough to get thorough a dry February, with the possibility of more frequent rains in March as…

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ON THE NATURE OF VINEYARDS AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

March 8th, 2016
ON THE NATURE OF VINEYARDS AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

  The wine grape industry, like all of agriculture, is under intensifying pressure from outside.  Increasingly, regulators, retailers, consumers, environmentalists, and others are weighing in on how we conduct our businesses.  While most are well intended, many are ignorant about the true nature, complexity, and requirements of our work and the risks involved.  At the same time, the demands of our work keep us so close to it and overwhelmed…

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Event Calendar
  1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

    September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. CD11 LODI PCA NETWORK BREAKFAST

    October 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am