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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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  • Mechanical Pruning Pop Up Tailgate
    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.
  • 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.
  • Decoding Sustainability in the Winegrape Industry with Ashley Poupart
    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.
  • SAE 2017: Mechanization Bud Break to Bottle with Bart Haycraft
    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
  • SAE 2017: Mechanization in California Wine Grape Vineyards with Dr. Kaan Kurtural
    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
  • SAE 2017: Q&A- Mechanization Bud Break to Bottle with Bart Haycraft
    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
  • SAE 2017: Q&A: Mechanization in California Wine Grape Vineyards with Dr. Kaan Kurtural
    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
  • Ecological Considerations of Vineyard Development
    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.
  • Q&A-Ecological Considerations of Vineyard Development
    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.
  • Slides for Ecological Considerations of Vineyard Development
    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.
  • Managing Trunk Diseases During Vineyard Establishment with Dr. Kendra Baumgartner
    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.
  • 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.
  • Immigration and Farm Labor with Dr. Phillip Martin
    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.
  • Remote Sensing with Bob Westbrook
    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.
  • Smart Farms with Dr. Bo Liu
    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.
  • Grower Panel on Farm Labor Scarcity
    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.
  • Adjusting to an Era of Farm Labor Scarcity
    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.
  • Vineyard Floor Management: Steel in the Field
    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.