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Pest Management

Apr 18, 2019

Mark Browning, owner, Barn Owl Box Company and Head Researcher, Barn Owl/Rodent Project discusses barn owls and their role on the farm.

Apr 4, 2019

Fritz Westover, viticulturist with Westover Vineyard Advising and Virtual Viticulture Academy describes growing conditions and challenges in multiple states in the Southeastern United States.

Feb 21, 2019

Mark Chien shares highlights from his career helping grapegrowers in some of the most difficult growing regions in the world. From his years as a vineyard manager to Penn State viticulture extension agent, and now Program Coordinator for the Oregon Wine Research Institute.

Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Cliff Ohmart, owner/operator of Ohmart Consulting Services, shares insights from his career in sustainability research and education in winegrapes and other crops.

Jan 3, 2019

Andrew Landers, Ph.D., Director, Effective Spraying & Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Centre for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, discusses what goes into spraying pesticides efficiently and effectively to reduce environmental impacts, improve safety, and reduce costs.

Dec 20, 2018

Kris Beal, M.S., Executive Director of Vineyard Team, recounts some of the history of the organization, it’s current activities and what the future holds in store.

Dec 7, 2018
Alan Wei, Ph.D. and James Stamp, Ph.D. Wine Business Monthly

A comprehensive overview of what is known about the presence of viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens in nursery stock including Foundation Plant Services mother blocks.

Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Kari Arnold talks about Grapevine Leaf Roll-associated Virus 3, its vector the vine mealybug, and how growers can manage the spread of viruses both within and between vineyards.

Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Kari Arnold talks about Grapevine Leaf Roll-associated Virus 3, its vector the vine mealybug, and how growers can manage the spread of viruses both within and between vineyards.

Nov 20, 2018
Craig Macmillan, Ph.D. Sustainable Ag Expo

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Lantern Fly are serious pests of winegrapes in Pennsylvania and NewYork. They have the potential to spread far beyond there in the future.

Nov 1, 2018

Walt Mahaffee, Ph.D., Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Corvalis explains how and why Grape Powdery Mildew populations become resistant to certain fungicides.

Sep 20, 2018

Marc Lea, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, San Luis Obispo County Ag and Lottie Martin, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office talk about using pesticides safely and recycling pesticide containers.

Aug 29, 2018
Joe DiTomasso & Guy Kyser Weed Control in Natural Areas of the Western United States

Recommendations for control of stinkwort.

Aug 29, 2018
Rachel Brownsey, G.B. Kyser & J. DiTomaso California Agriculture

Description of the weed stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens), its rapid spread through California, and its life cycle.

Aug 29, 2018

Two articles on the spread, biology, and control of stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens).

Aug 21, 2018
Ashley Poupart

Ashley Poupart explores why sustain practices are important to the wine and winegrape industries followed by an overview and comparison of the major sustainability certifications available to vineyards.

Aug 21, 2018
Bart Haycraft 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager for Jackson Family Wines Los Alamos, walks through all of the vineyard operations he has mechanized on his ranches including weed control, canopy management and efficient harvesting. Q&A for this session is found here: https://youtu.be/nC1gSjtU1QM

Aug 21, 2018
Bart Haycraft 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager for Jackson Family Wines Los Alamos, answers questions about the vineyard operations he has mechanized on his ranches including weed control, canopy management and efficient harvesting. The full session is found here: https://youtu.be/ItFu_50H0og

Aug 16, 2018

Vineyard Manger Lucas Pope describes how he farms 281 acres of winegrapes situated on a 2,000+ ranch of undisturbed oak woodland where he and his team regularly come across deer, coyotes, mountain lion, and rattlesnakes.

Jul 20, 2018
Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast

Check out some favorite episodes Here are ten episodes of the Sustainable Winegrowing podcast you don’t want to miss.

Jul 19, 2018

Steve McIntyre, Owner, Monterey Pacific Inc. and Board Member, Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board talks about the PD/GWSS Board, its function, and how the board works to reduce the impacts and spread of this disease.

May 3, 2018

Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager, Jackson Family Wines- Los Alamos describes some of the techniques he uses in his vineyards for managing vineyard pests.

Apr 23, 2018
CD11 Mealybug Biocontrol Research Focus Group Lodi Winegape Commission

This chart shows the relative impacts on beneficial insects of 36 common insecticides.

Apr 9, 2018
Dan Rodrigues 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dan Rodrigues, Owner/Viticulturist of Vina Quest LLC talks about ways to reduce the environmental impacts of developing a vineyard and preventing future pest problems through careful planning and paying attention to the unique topography and ecosystems of individual parcels of land.

Apr 9, 2018
Dan Rodrigues 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dan Rodrigues, Owner/Viticulturist of Vina Quest LLC, takes questions about ways to reduce the environmental impacts of developing a vineyard and preventing future pest problems through careful planning and paying attention to the unique topography and ecosystems of individual parcels of land.

Apr 9, 2018
Dan Rodrigues 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dan Rodrigues, Owner/Viticulturist of Vina Quest LLC talks about ways to reduce the environmental impacts of developing a vineyard and preventing future pest problems through careful planning and paying attention to the unique topography and ecosystems of individual parcels of land.

Mar 27, 2018
Brian Dugas 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Principal Biologist, Terra Verde Environmental Consulting talks about regulatory agency reviews, permit requirements, road/culvert designs, permitting strategies, and ecological considerations for vineyard development and management at the 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo.

Mar 2, 2018
Craig Macmillan, PhD. February 23, 2018 - Monterey Pacific Inc.

A brief summary of the key points made by Dr. Tim Miles during his talk at the February 23, 2018 Fungicide Resistance Tailgate.

Feb 14, 2018
Walt Mahafee Publication

Reflections, insights, and advice on the 2017 powdery mildew season by Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit . Topics include timing, coverage, vine microclimate, canopy management and more.

Feb 13, 2018
James E. Adaskaveg, Doug Gubler, & Themis Michailides Publication

These excerpts from the 2017 edition of this UCIPM text describe and explain fungicide resistance and include tables listing fungicides registered for grapes with their known efficacy against various diseases and their resistance risk as of 2017.

Feb 1, 2018

Amy Wolfe, President/CEO of AgSafe, discusses changes to the Worker Protection Standard including worker training, decontamination, and emergency response training.

Jan 11, 2018
San Luis Obispo County Agriculture Department

Contacts, definitions, and processes for disposing of pesticides (hazardous waste in San Luis Obispo County.

Jan 9, 2018
Dr. Kendra Baumgartner 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit- UC Davis, provides an update on the state of our knowledge about trunk pathogens in young vines both in the nursery and the field. She also discusses management techniques to prevent infections and manage vines if they are infected.

Jan 9, 2018
Dr. Kendra Baumgartner 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit- UC Davis, takes questions from the audience after providing an update on the state of our knowledge about trunk pathogens in young vines both in the nursery and the field. She also discusses management techniques to prevent infections and manage vines if they are infected.

Jan 4, 2018

This podcast is an excerpt of the talk Dr. Pete Goodell delivered at the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo on the history of IPM and what IPM is as a philosophy and practice.

Dec 21, 2017

This podcast is an excerpt of the talk Dr. Kent Daane delivered at the 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo on which insecticides are best for controlling mealybug.

Dec 14, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

Twenty years ago it was believed that dead arms and diebacks were cause by a single organism- Eutypa lata. It is now known that many fungi all cause the same symptoms and eventually kill the vine.

Dec 14, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

The annual meeting of the Association of Applied IPM Ecologists took place November 29 to December 1 at the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center in Visalia, California. Here are some highlights.

Sep 21, 2017

Dr. Marc Fuchs researches the biology and ecology of the Grapevine Red Blotch associated Virus.

Sep 13, 2017
Mark Browning

A scientific study of prey consumption by nesting barn owls over a three year period.

Sep 5, 2017
Craig Macmillan, Ph.D. Technical article

A fact sheet about cover crops and tillage.

Aug 25, 2017
Craig Macmillan, Ph.D. CAPCA ED

The develop of fungal diseases on grapes is a progression from powdery mildew in the spring to Botrytis in the late summer.

Aug 3, 2017

The research of Megan Hall and others has advanced our knowledge of the etiology, epidemiology, and management of sour rot from what we knew four years ago. Her research sheds light on the role of fruit flies in this disease complex.

Jul 26, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

The crop looks good and canopy growth is strong.

Jul 20, 2017

After an epidemic of Pierce’s Diseases devastated the Temecula Valley wine industry in the 1990s, grape growers and scientist are working together to prevent that from happening again.

Jul 14, 2017
Craig Macmillan

Although rarely seen in coastal California, when conditions are right this devastating fungal disease can make an appearance.

Jul 10, 2017

Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Jul 6, 2017

Greg Pennyroyal discusses the appearance of vine mealybug in the Temecula Valley, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and how the community came together to monitor and manage this pest.

Jun 15, 2017

Farming organically has many benefits, but growing winegrapes organically has special challenges. Learn how one grower uses organic pest management practices in the vineyards.

Jun 5, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

Two growers share strategies for managing Vine Mealybug in organic and sustainable vineyards.

May 15, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

Although symptoms of the disease aren't apparent until late in the season, the vectors are on the move.

May 11, 2017

If you plan to replant vines due to the Red Blotch virus or Pierce's Disease, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Farm Service Agency Tree Assistance Program.

May 4, 2017

Dr. Pete Goodell, California Cooperative Extension Advisor, makes the case that IPM is a critical tool to address multiple issues facing our sustainable vineyard and agricultural systems.

Apr 27, 2017

On Jan 1, 2017, Worker Protection Standards (WPS) were updated. Here's what you need to know. In English and Spanish.

Apr 20, 2017

Grant Cremers describes his vineyard management strategy through a combination of under-vine cultivation and herbicides at San Bernabe Vineyards.

Apr 6, 2017

Dr. Timothy Miles discusses the prevalence of fungicide resistant powdery mildew populations found to be resistant to FRAC group 11 fungicides.

Mar 6, 2017
Craig Macmillan, PhD

This mobile app (PMapp) trains you to accurately estimate severity of grape powdery mildew damage with pictures and calculates incidence and severity on the go.

Feb 16, 2017

Growers share their practices and experiences with fungicide resistance and battling Powdery Mildew in their vineyards.

Feb 2, 2017

Dr. Walt Mahaffee describes the latest advances in grape powdery mildew management and reducing fungicide applications through inoculum monitoring.

Jan 24, 2017
Steel in the Field Tailgate

In conjunction with cover crops and a sound knowledge of weed species and biology in vineyards, growers have cultivators and other implements for their vineyard floor management. This tailgate provides information about how various implements work, their strengths and weaknesses, and their role in sustainable weed management.

Jan 19, 2017

A grower panel discussion on preventative and management practices for grapevine trunk diseases and Red Blotch Virus management.

Jan 3, 2017

Dr. Golino describes the history behind the discovery and study of Red Blotch Disease and other grapevine virus diseases.

Jan 1, 2017
Online Continuing Education

Techniques and technologies to reduce drift and improve spray coverage.

Dec 1, 2016

Like Goldilocks, powdery mildew likes the weather conditions to be just right. Dr. Moyer explains these ideal conditions and two key ways to avoid disease.

Nov 16, 2016
Louie Guerra

Consider pollinator protection while evaluating sites when making pesticide use recommendations.

Nov 15, 2016
Jonathan Kaplan

Dr.Jonathan Kaplan, Professor of Economics at CSU Sacramento, summarizes his research on when growers adopt practices to prevent grapevine trunk diseases.

Nov 15, 2016
Kendra Baumgartner

Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, provides an overview of grapevine trunk diseases and recommends several strategies for limiting their spread.

Nov 15, 2016
Gregg Young

Certified Agronomist and Pest Control Advisor Gregg Young argues that the impacts of pests and diseases on plants can be addressed through better nutrient management.

Nov 15, 2016
Peter Goodell

Why integration is the key to facing future challenges

Nov 15, 2016
Alan Wei

Dr. Alan Wei, owner of Agri-Analysis in Davis, California, shares the latest information about the distribution of Grapevine Red Blotch associated Virus (GRBaV) in the vine, the effect of various levels of infection, and how the virus is spread.

Nov 14, 2016
David Headrick

A Look at Apex Predator Roles in the Environment

Nov 14, 2016
Timothy Miles

Detection of Erysiphe necator fungicide resistant alleles in environmental samples

Nov 14, 2016
Walter Mahaffee

New Tools for an Old Foe: Inoculum Monitoring to guide Mildew Management

Nov 14, 2016
Kelly Ivors

The Loss of Methyl Bromide: One Industry’s Journey to Find Solutions

Nov 14, 2016
Surendra Dara

Sustainable Strawberry and Vegetable Research Micro-sprinklers to Microorganisms

Nov 14, 2016
Rob Stoll

Dr. Rob Stoll, Associate Professor of Mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, presents the computer models he and his collaborators have build to show how fungal spores spread in vineyards under different conditions.

Nov 14, 2016
Andi Henke

Andi Henke, PG&E, outlines the Avian Protection Program and how it both protects avian wildlife and prevents service outages to customers.

Nov 3, 2016

Larry Bettiga discusses the life cycle of bunch rot.

Sep 22, 2016
Craig Macmillan, PhD

Barn owls play an important role in both the ecosystem and in Integrated Pest Management.

Jan 12, 2016
Craig Macmillan
Jun 1, 2010
Landers, Andrew Wines and Vines