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July 16 - July 18

Date:  Tuesday July 16th – Thursday July 18th 2019

Time:  The agenda will be announced at a later date, please check back for updates.

Venue:  Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 337 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY, 14456

Description: A special field day and symposium entitled “Digital Viticulture: New Tools for Precision Management” will be featured as part of the annual American Society of Viticulture and Enology- Eastern Section conference at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on July 16 through July 18.

The two-day program and field tour will bring together suppliers, researchers, and growers to explore the tools and concepts of precision viticulture.  New technologies, such as inexpensive sensors, digital imaging, geographical information systems, and precision machinery are converging to make precision viticulture possible.  This field tour and symposium will focus on tools, concepts, and platforms for putting it all together for managing vineyards.

“Nelson Shaulis and others developed principles of vine physiology that form the basis of modern viticulture over the past 50 years”, said Tim Martinson, Senior extension associate with Cornell University. “Yet growers have lacked the tools to apply these principles on a vine by vine basis until now.  New precision ag technologies are finally making it possible to vary management within a vineyard to achieve management goals.”

Field demonstrations on Wednesday, July 17 will include variable-rate shoot thinning,  mechanical crop estimation, yield monitors, sensors for measuring soil and canopy characteristics, UAV and tractor-mounted imaging systems, and tools for canopy management.

The Shaulis Symposium on July 18 will focus on applying viticultural principles to address within-vineyard variability.  Four sessions will cover the three-step process of implementing precision management: Measure, Model, and Manage.

  • Session 1: Physiology of vine balance and precision viticulture
  • Session 2: Metrics for management: Sensors, drones, satellites, and analytical equipment
  • Session 3: Models for management: Distilling a flood of data to practical tools for deciding ‘what I need to do and where’.
  • Session 4: Examples from around the world.

The ASEV-ES technical meeting, featuring presentations on Enology and Viticulture from students and faculty of the Eastern Section, will take place on Tuesday July 16.

The symposium will include lunch and reception. The event flyer can be found here.

Registration:  Options for each day are available.  Conference, Vineyard Tour, and Symposium information is available at www.asev-es.org.


July 16
July 18


Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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