WHEN NEGOTIATION DOESN’T WORK

May 10th, 2017
WHEN NEGOTIATION DOESN’T WORK

In January the Lodi Winegrape Commission hosted a very informative and well-attended workshop on negotiation presented by Jim Olson from the Graduate School of Management at U.C. Davis.  Jim is extremely knowledgeable and his presentation was universally well received. Jim defined negotiation as “a form of decision making in which two or more parties talk with one another in an effort to resolve their opposing interests.”  He then gave us…

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SHOOT THINNING

May 2nd, 2017
SHOOT THINNING

If shoot thinning were a book or movie it might be entitled Pruning: The Final Chapter.  Quite simply, shoot thinning, which is the selective removal of shoots, enhances the viticultural effects of pruning and in some ways, finishes the pruning job.  Here we will explore the benefits of careful shoot thinning and how to achieve them. Shoot thinning conserves and often, improves the shoot spacing established while spur pruning cordons…

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