The Sonoma County Winegrowers, SRJC Ag and Natural Resources Department and Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation are co-sponsoring the 14th Annual Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day on Friday, August 8, 2014. This event for growers and vintners will be held at SRJC's Shone Farm. Registration check-in and CEU sign in begin at 7:30am with the seminar beginning promptly at 8:00am and running until approximately 3:00pm. Shone Farm is located at 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville.
Grape growers and vintners have priority registration and attend free of charge but pre-registration is highly appreciated.
Register below by August 4 and note on the webform below if you'll be staying for lunch.
This year's Field Day agenda includes: Sustainability Through Exceptional HR Management and Development by Michael Saqui; Social equity and being a good vineyard neighbor with Marty Hedlund and Paul Sequeira; Red Blotch Disease Update by Dr. Mysore Sudarshana, USDA-ARS Research Biologist; Dr. Eric Mussen of UCCE on Colony Collapse Disorder and BMPs for growers; Deputy Ag Commissioner Sue Ostrom on PRESCRIBE: Endangered Species and Pesticides - What You Need to Know; and Laura Breyer will provide her popular IPM Season Highlights and lead a discussion on recognizing high-quality nursery plant material from potentially diseased material. Proper quality control for growers to prevent pest introductions.
There will be a break with agency tables. Sonoma County wines will be available for purchase by the glass. Proceeds fund educational workshops and materials in Spanish for vineyard workers here in Sonoma County.
Three hours of DPR Continuing Education Units have been granted for including one hour of Laws & Regs. For questions about the event, contact Karen at 707-522-5862 or Karen@sonomawinegrape.org.