Tailgate Materials

  • Crop Estimation: Theory and Assumptions about Sampling
    Sep 14, 2018 | March 15, 2018 Tailgate, Byron Winery
    Vineyard Team Technical Program Manager Dr. Craig Macmillan discusses the theory and assumptions behind crop estimation.
  • Tailgate: Irrigation Maintenance in English & Spanish
    Aug 23, 2018 | Jacob Hernandez and Ben Burgoa | Tailgate Meeting
    This meeting brought together experts, boots-in-the-field irrigators, and vineyard managers to share their knowledge and experience with drip irrigation system maintenance and repair.
  • NIght Work Safety Resources
    Jul 3, 2018 | Various | Night Work Safety Tailgate June 28, 2018
    Three safety handouts from the Shade Cloth and Night Safety Tailgate held June 28, 2018 at Monterey Pacific, Inc., Soledad, California.
  • Vineyard Yield Estimation Based on the Analysis of High Resolution Images Obtained with Artificial Illumination at Night
    Mar 20, 2018 | Davinia Font et al. | Sensors
    Capturing images of grapes under bright light at night is used to estimate final vineyard yield.
  • Automated Visual Yield Estimation in Vineyards
    Mar 20, 2018 | Stephen Nuske et al. | Journal of Field Robotics
    A vision system mounted on a vehicle automatically and accurately estimates final vineyard yield.
  • Cordon Wire Tension for Predicting Grape Yield
    Mar 20, 2018 | Julie M. Tarara et al. | ASEV Journal
    An automated system was used during three growing seasons to monitor the change in tension in the load-bearing wire of a trellis to estimate yield in vineyards.
  • Towards Automated Yield Estimation in Viticulture
    Mar 20, 2018 | Scarlett Liu et al. | Proceedings of Austrlasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
    A survey of automated image processing methods for estimating final vineyard yield from images.
  • Theory and Assumptions Behind Sampling
    Mar 16, 2018 | Craig Macmilan | Crop Estimation Tailgate-3/15/18
    Improving Yield Estimates: You can improve the accuracy of your estimates when you think about the assumptions behind how and how much to sample. Slides from Dr. Craig Macmillan's talk at the Crop Estimation Tailgate-3/15/18
  • Highlights from the Fungicide Resistance Tailgate Meeting
    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.
  • Q&A- Managing Trunk Diseases During Vineyard Establishment
    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.
  • Liquid Fertilizer Calculations
    Dec 4, 2017 | Craig Macmillan, PhD
    Calculating how much fertilizer to apply or was applied is easy using these simple steps.
  • Liquid Fertilizer Rate/Application Worksheet
    Dec 4, 2017 | Craig Macmillan, PhD
    Use this helpful spreadsheet to calculate how much liquid fertilizer to apply or was applied.
  • 2017 Worker Protection Standards (WPS) Update
    Apr 27, 2017
    On Jan 1, 2017, Worker Protection Standards (WPS) were updated. Here's what you need to know. In English and Spanish.