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2nd Annual Vineyard Soil Health Symposium 2019

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Sonoma County Winegrowers New Office in Santa Rosa

3245 Guerneville Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Growers will gather for a morning of presentations and discussions on improving vineyard soil health. The program will begin with academic researchers and professionals sharing information on tillage management alternatives, cover crops, compost application, and best practices for vineyard floor management. This will be followed by a grower panel discussing their experiences with implementing these practices, and the benefits, drawbacks and complexities of integrating them into their operations. Discussions will highlight the benefits, drawbacks, challenges and complexities of reducing tillage in the vineyard.

Presenters:

  • Glenn McGourty, Winegrowing and Plant Science Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension- Mendocino and Lake County
  • Josh Beniston, PhD, Soil Scientist and Program Coordinator for Sustainable Agriculture, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Britta Baskerville, Community Education Specialist, UC Cooperative Extension- Mendocino and Lake County

Grower Panel:

  • Ned Horton, Vineyard Manager, Quivira Vineyards and Winery
  • Dave Koball, Director of Viticulture, Noble Vineyard Management
  • Julie Nord, MS Soil Science, Owner, Nord Vineyards
  • Brodie McCarthy, Viticulturist, Gallo Family Vineyards

If you have any questions please contact Keith Abeles, Soil and Water Specialist at 707-569-1448 ext 112 or email at kabeles@sonomarcd.org.

Visit the North Coast Soil Health Hub for information on soil health trials and research going on in our region:http://soilhub.org/

Hosted by the Sonoma Resource Conservation District and Sonoma County Winegrape Commission with support from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

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