July 25: Grafting Demo at Muns Vineyard
Ed Muns will give a grafting demonstration, and talk about the site-specific practices at this high elevation vineyard growing Pinot Noir and Syrah.
June 27: Tailgate on sprayer calibrations, fungicides, foliar fertilizers
This will be a good follow-up to the last meeting (which was on powdery mildew and spray rotation) now with some hands-on information on fungicides, sprayer calibration and foliar fertilizers in the vineyard at Casa Toyon. Casa Toyon is growing about 3 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Dustin Moore will lead the discussion. Dustin started recently with Coastal Range Vineyards, and was previously a Viticulturist with Constellation Brands.
June 6: Powdery Mildew Control
This meeting will address mildew control, including spray options, scheduling, rotation, resistance issues – and mitigating possibly greater than usual mildew pressure due to this Spring’s frequent rain.
Speaker: Larry Bettiga, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor for Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties and author, Grape Pest Management.
May 1: Chardonnay Panel
A technical discussion on making and growing Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains with, from left to right: Jeff Brinkman, Rhys Vineyards; Bradley Brown, Big Basin Vineyards; Jeffrey Patterson, Mount Eden; Eric Baugher, Ridge.
Monday, Jan. 28, 3:00pm: Floor Management, with Deac Jones, Andaman-AG, and Michael Terrien, Union Vineyard