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UC DAVIS: 2019 WINE GRAPE IRRIGATION SHORT COURSE
May 22 @ 8:15 am - May 23 @ 5:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 22nd – Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Time: 8:15am – 5:30pm, both days
Venues: Springhill Suites by Marriot, 101 Gateway Rd East, Napa, CA, US, 94558 and UC Davis experimental vineyard, 1380 Oakville Grade, California 94562, and the Napa Airport, 2030 Airport Road, Napa, CA 94558
Cost: $695 per person includes: Two full days of instruction with hands on demonstrations in our Oakville vineyard, Electronic binder of all presentations, Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included for both days of the course.
Credits: CCA credits (pending approval)
Who should attend: New and experienced growers as well as other industry members interested in commercial grape production that rely on micro and surface irrigation.
Description: Plan to join us for this integrated vineyard irrigation management short course featuring UC faculty, UC Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisers, and USDA researchers who will provide an in-depth, comprehensive study of all phases of grapevine irrigation design, implementation, automation, physiological effects and resulting wine composition. The program is based on the latest information and research and will cover the fundamental principles that form the basis for practical decisions and include Q&A for each session, quality time with instructors and networking opportunities.
Learn more about:
Soil-plant-water relations of grapevine
Soil physical and chemical assessment for vineyard soil health
Grapevine water requirements for optimal yield/quality
Design and management of irrigation systems
Climate change mitigation using irrigation
Irrigation scheduling methods using ET, Surface Renewal, Soil-based methods
Remote sensing of vineyard water status
Ground water re-charge and implications on plant health
Irrigation strategies using variable rate irrigation and automation
Distributed computing and artificial intelligence for sensor networks in vineyard system
How to properly set up evapotranspiration stations and surface renewal system
How to properly install and space vineyard sensors
Ten (10) vineyard demonstrations at the Oakville Experiment Station
For details on the entire program and agenda: Please view the website here: 2019 UC Davis Wine Grape Irrigation Short Course
Registration and more information: SEATS are LIMITED Please Register Early. Please follow the link to register online.