Videos, Presentations, & Handouts

LWC: MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH Meeting – April 4th, 2018

  • The meeting handout with contact information is available HERE
  • The economically important viruses chart is available HERE
  • The Rutgers extension article about red leaves in the vineyard is available HERE
  • The mealybug trap handout is available HERE
  • Remember to bring your used mealybug traps to the Mealybug Trap Workshop on May 1st at Burgundy Hall!
  • For a *draft* copy of the NURSERY ORDERING 101: VIRUSES booklet, contact

PCA NETWORK BREAKFAST Meeting – April 3rd, 2018

  • We passed out Walt Mahaffee’s (USDA Oregon) powdery mildew resistance test kits.  Contact if you need one!  Read more on the BLOG.

PESTICIDES NEAR SCHOOLS Info Meeting – March 6, 2018

  • DPR video on how to submit notification to schools and daycares with CalAgPermits available HERE

MECHANIZED PRUNING Tailgate Talk – February 26, 2018

  • Kyle Brown, LangeTwins Vineyard Manager, demonstrated two mechanical pruners – a Collard box pruner with a custom 300 gallon sure flow spray system and a Spagnolo.  Read more HERE.

LODI GRAPE DAY & Paul Verdegaal’s Retirement Celebration – February 6, 2018

  • Read more about the day HERE
  • Read more about Paul Verdegaal’s career HERE

LODI RULES 2017 Year-End Recap Event – January 17, 2018

  • The LODI RULES community enjoyed a presentation by Stephanie Bolton, available HERE
  • A new Management Plan Writing booklet was passed out and is available HERE (also see webinars below for more help)

PREMIUMIZATION Panel Discussion – December 12, 2017

  • A special THANKS to our moderator, Stuart Spencer, and panelists Markus Niggli (Borra Vineyards and Markus Wine Co.) and Jeff Bitter (Allied Grape Growers)
  • Interviews with growers, buyers, winemakers, grower relations personnel, and others across CA and beyond were conducted for over a year and some of that information was delivered in a handout:
    • Handout with tips for being a desirable grape grower from the eyes of grape buyers plus tips on how to break into the PREMIUM market available HERE

DPR Pesticides near schools & daycares FACTSHEET

  • New as of October 2017
    • English FACTSHEET available HERE
    • Spanish/Español FACTSHEET available HERE

LWC & LDGGA: LAWS & REGS UPDATES – November 9, 2017

  • Barbara Huecksteadt’s presentation handout is available HERE
  • Due to high interest in the new pesticides near schools regulations, we will be hosting a second informational meeting on March 6th immediately following the monthly PCA breakfast meeting, from 9-10am in Burgundy Hall.  We plan to have a San Joaquin County map available at this meeting showing which sites are affected by the regulation, along with a County Ag Commissioner representative.

TREE & VINE EXPO – Mealybug Management Presentation – November 7, 2017

  • Stephanie Bolton’s presentation is available HERE
  • Mealybug biocontrol pesticide risk table is available HERE
  • YouTube Video by Koppert of a Cryptolaemus beetle eating mealybug – click HERE
  • YouTube Video by Koppert of an Anagyrus wasp laying an egg in a mealybug – click HERE

LODI Vineyard Cost Study Customization Workshop – November 2, 2017

  • Meeting agenda/main handout, including perhaps the most comprehensive list of vineyard budget inputs, available HERE
  • Simple vineyard budget Excel file example available HERE
  • Vineyard Operation breakdown of costs Excel file example available HERE
  • Banker presentation available HERE
  • Tips from the meeting:
    • use the Cost Study and the meeting handout as a starting point to create an Excel file which will calculate costs per acre and per ton
    • remember that there are “hidden” costs which go into farming – such as the value of your land and your time
    • watch your true profit margin to determine if your current farming operation is working for you
    • knowing the details for certain vineyard practices – irrigation, for example – helps you figure out ways to improve efficiency and save money
    • track your costs and profits for each vineyard block over time (5 years, 10 years, and the vineyard’s lifetime)
    • daily record keeping is a must and will help you feel more confident in your finances and in future purchases
    • it’s never too late to start a better budget – for more information on FREE Farmer Excel classes, call the Library at 209.333.5554

NRCS EQIP and R&D Tax Credits Workshop – October 24, 2017

  • Meeting agenda is available HERE
  • NRCS EQIP presentation by Ora Van Steyn and Perla Alonso (NRCS – Stockton) is available HERE
  • Cover Crop and Soil Management presentation by Karen Lowell (NRCS Agronomist) is available HERE
  • R&D Tax Credits presentation by Ray Esquivel (Moss Adams) is available HERE

High Cordon Trellising Trial Tailgate Talk – September 20, 2017

  • Handout from Paul Verdegaal (UCCE) is available HERE
  • Handout from Keith Striegler (Gallo) is available HERE

LODI Barn Owl Research Update

  • Mark Browning has published his work on the efficacy and value of using barn owls to control vineyard rodents. Read his paper HERE

Mealybug ID Field Day – August 8, 2017

  • Handout on parasitized mealybug identification, biocontrol, and viruses is available HERE
  • Pesticide risk to beneficial insects chart is available HERE

Irrigation Efficiency Field Day – June 27, 2017

  • Handout is available HERE
  • Flash drive table of contents and irrigation-related suppliers (flash drives available at Commission) HERE

Lodi Rules Audit Prep Webinar – June 8, 2017


Chemical & Mechanical Suckering Demo – June 6, 2017

Nitrogen Management Seminar – May 25, 2017

Lodi Rules Management Plan Webinar Workshops

  • Human Resources Plan (LR 2.1, fail chapter) | Ecosystem Management Plan (LR 3.3, fail chapter) | Nutrient Management Plan (LR 4.1, fail chapter)
    • Handout is available HERE   
  • Soil Conservation Plan (LR 4.2, 6 pts) | Water Management Plan (LR 5.1, 6 pts)
    • Handout is available HERE   
  • Insect & Mite Pest Management Plan (LR 6.1, 6 pts) | Monitoring Records (CH 6, 1-8 pts) | Powdery Mildew Management Plan (LR 6.11, 4 pts) | Soil Borne Pest Management Plan (LR 6.17, 4 pts)
    • Handout is available HERE  
  • Weed Management Plan (LR 6.19, 4 pts) | Vertebrate Management Plan (LR 6.21, 4 pts) | Sprayer/Duster Maintenance Plan (LR 6.24, 4 pts) | Spray/Dust Drift Management Plan (LR 6.27, 4 pts)
    • Handout is available HERE  

Worker Protection Standards Updates – 2017

  • The San Joaquin County Ag Commissioner’s Office prepared a handout for growers summarizing recent updates to the Worker Protection Standards: find it here.  Changes to requirements include: training, notification, pesticide safety and hazard communication information, use of personal protective equipment, and emergency decontamination when using a pesticide for the commercial or research production of an agricultural commodity.
  • UC ANR/ UC IPM held a Pesticide Policy Training meeting in March 2017 and the educational handouts are available here.  More information, including a video of the presentation, can also be found here.

Virus Workshop (UC Davis On the Road) – Feb. 28, 2017

Negotiations Seminar with Jim Olson – Jan. 9, 2017

  • Contact information for Jim Olson (UC Davis Graduate School of Management)
  • Slides available here
  • For further reading:
    • Negotiating Rationally.  Bazerman, Max H. and Margaret A. Neale. 1992. New York: The Free Press.
    • Negotiation: Readings, Exercises, and Cases, 7th Edition.  Lewicki, Roy J., Bruce Barry, and David M. Saunders. 2015. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Movento Best Practices (Vine Mealybug) 2016 – Bayer

  • Handout available here

Pesticides Near Schools Meeting (LDGGA/LWC) – Nov. 28, 2016

  • Contact information for Amy Wolfe (AgSafe)
  • Handout available here

LWC Celebrates 25 Years – Nov. 16, 2016

High Cordon Trellising Tailgate Talk – Sept. 20, 2016

Managing Trunk Diseases in Lodi Vineyards

Grape Pest Management Part IX – Aug. 27, 2015

Research & Development Tax Credits – Aug. 10, 2015

  • Federal & State Tax Credits & Incentives, Caroline Wolf, Director of Research & Development Tax Services: Presentation slides

Grape Pest Management Part VIII – June 25, 2015

Grape Pest Management Part VII – March 17, 2015

Grape Pest Management Part VI – March 10, 2015

Grape Pest Management Part V – Feb. 19, 2015

Grape Pest Management Part IV – Jan. 13, 2015

Grape Pest Management Part III – Dec. 4, 2014

Grape Pest Management Series Part II – Nov. 6, 2014

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Breakfast Meeting – May 29, 2014

Lodi Soil Road Show – April 17, 2014

UC Davis On-The-Road: Irrigation Management and Technology – April 3, 2014

Honey Comb Aerial Imagery Drone Demo – March 27, 2014

Vision Robotics Robotic Pruning Demo – March 11, 2014




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