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CD11 LODI IPM NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING
May 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
CD11 LODI IPM NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING.
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Time: 8:00 – 9:30am
Venue: Burgundy Hall, Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi, CA
Credits: 1.5 hrs DPR (OTHER) approved
Special Guest: Mary Wildermuth, PhD, UC Berkeley
Special Topic: Powdery Mildew Control using RNA Interference
Who Should Attend: Local Pest Control Advisers (PCAs), GROWERS who manage their own pest control (PRIVATE APPLICATORS) or who have pest control questions, anyone looking for viticulture DPR CE credits, viticulture TECHNICAL ADVISORS in Lodi, and winemakers/grower relations personnel interested in learning about vineyard pest management.
Description: Our group meets monthly to discuss current vineyard pests and their management. The goal is to create a strong local network for communicating the best IPM strategies and for support with solving viticultural anomalies. This month, we welcome Dr. Mary Wildermuth to teach us about her work on a safe, novel method to prevent powdery mildew disease in grapevines. Mary’s team creates microscopic blocker codes – which only powdery mildew can read – that tell the DNA of powdery mildew not to produce essential proteins it needs for infection. These blocker codes are made of naturally occurring fungal material and they degrade in the environment, which makes them safer to use than some other materials. Read more about her project here: https://www.goodfruit.com/running-genetic-interference/.
RSVP: To the Lodi Winegrape Commission by phone at 209.367.4727 or email email@example.com.