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Watch scientists, researchers, and industry leaders as they share their knowledge at Vineyard Team tailgates and events, including the Sustainable Ag Expo

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Oct 10, 2018
2017 "Pop-Up" Tailgate, San Miguel, California

A demonstration of mechanical pruning including a discussion of pros and cons and costs. Filmed at a "pop-up" tailgate meeting in San Miguel, California, December 2017.

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.

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.

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
Kaan Kurtural 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist with UC Cooperative Extension describes the benefits of mechanizing viticultural operations. Q&A for this session is here: https://youtu.be/JUF1FaEUudE

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 21, 2018
Kaan Kurtural 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist with UC Cooperative Extension answers questions about the benefits of mechanizing viticultural operations. The main talk is found here: https://youtu.be/V6gQ-KJ_XFM

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.

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.

Aug 10, 2017
Phillip Martin 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Phillip Martin, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, discusses some of the factors that affect the supply of farm labor in the United States.

Mar 6, 2017
Bob Westbrook 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Bob Westbrook, Senior Vice-President of Business Development for TerrAvion, explains the uses of aerial imagery for improving crop management.

Mar 6, 2017
Dr. Bo Liu 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Bo Liu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bio-Resources and Agricultural Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, describes the Smart Farm system he is developing with colleagues to collect data in the field, analyze that data using new algorithms, and translating that information into recommendations to the grower automatically.

Feb 21, 2017
2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Three growers and two economists discuss the supply of farm labor in the U.S. Original content from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Feb 7, 2017
Dr. Diane Charlton 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Diane Charlton discusses the economic and social changes in rural Mexico that are responsible for fewer workers coming to the United States. Original content from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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.