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MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING

May 19

MEALYBUG & VIRUS OUTREACH MEETING

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Agenda:

8:45 – 9:00am:  CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (DPR & CCA) SIGN-IN.

9:00 – 9:05am:  WELCOME. Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Lodi Winegrape Commission

9:05 – 9:40am:  VIRUS VECTORS & BIFS PROJECT. Kent Daane, PhD, UC

9:40 – 10am:  LEAFROLL VIRUS SPREAD. Chris Storm, MS, Vino Farms

10 – 10:25am:  MAPPING, SCOUTING & ROGUEING. Charlie Starr IV, PCA & Grower

10:25 – 10:35am:  COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK.

10:35 – 11:05am:  RED BLOTCH TESTING & SUDDEN VINE COLLAPSE. Maher Al Rwahnih, PhD, UC – FPS

11:05 – 11:35am:  VIRUS SAMPLING CALCULATOR & CANINE DETECTION OF VIRUSES. Neil McRoberts, PhD, UC & William Schneider, PhD, F1K9 (waiting to re-confirm)

11:35 – 11:55am:  OPEN Q&A SESSION. Aaron Lange, LangeTwins & Guest Speakers

11:55am – 12pm:  CLOSING REMARKS & VIRUS WORKBOOK. Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Lodi Winegrape Commission

12 – 12:45pm:  INTERACT with the pros.

    • Mealybug biocontrol insects
    • Pheromone mating disruption for vine mealybugs
    • Virus testing laboratories
    • Nursery ordering
    • CDFA Clean Grapevine Program/FPS/NCPN
    • USDA Tree Assistance Program
    • Ant control

12:15 – 1:15pm:  CATERED LUNCH & DESSERT.

Cost: FREE, all are welcome

Venue:  Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E Earhart Ave, Stockton, CA 95206

Credits: 3.0 hrs DPR – CE OTHER approved

Who Should Attend: Everyone – viruses affect our entire wine industry

Description: This event is the result of intense studies by Lodi’s Mealybug Biocontrol & Grapevine Virus Research Focus Groups, comprised of volunteer growers, PCAs, scientists, extension personnel, and industry leaders who gather monthly to discuss short- and long-term strategies to solve our mealybug & virus challenges. This meeting is part of an outreach grant funded by the American Vineyard Foundation and the CDFA PD/GWSS Board (thank you!).

RSVP:  By 5/15 to the Lodi Winegrape Commission: 209.367.4727 or lwwc@lodiwine.com

Details

Date:
May 19

Venue

Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 East Earhart Av
Stockton, CA United States
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