Innovations in Sustainable Pest Management
Grapegrowing Breakout Session

CEUs: 1 – Sign up sheet on-site

Breakthroughs is Sustainable Pest Management – earn your continuing education credits while learning about major research and development breakthroughs from the industry’s leading Universities. Explore the advancements in protecting new stock with in-field LRV detection testing, major developments in mealybug control (yes it’s organic), and how UV light looks to have a bright future on combating mildew resistance as a new way to control powdery mildew.

*Session receives 1 Crop Management CEU for Certified Crop Advisors and 1 hour CE for Pest Control Advisors.

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Greg Gonzalez
Scheid Family Wines, California

Greg Gonzalez grew up in Oregon, splitting time between Eugene and Junction City where he worked on his family’s 10-acre Filbert farm (hazelnuts). From an early age, he excelled at soccer and eventually earned scholarships for academic and sports to South Western Oregon Community College and California State University Monterey Bay. In 2008, he earned his BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences with emphasis on Geographic Information Systems and a minor in Earth Systems, Sciences, Technology, and Policy.

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Marc Fuchs
Cornell University, New York

Marc was born and raised in the grape growing region of Alsace in France. He received his Master’s and PhD degrees from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He then worked on grape viruses at INRA in Colmar, France before joining the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. His program emphasizes translational research on virus diseases.


Steven Lindow
University of California, Berkeley

Steven Lindow is a professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. He studies the microbiology of plants with special attention to the epidemiology of bacterial diseases of important California crops. His work has also focused on the biology of the causal bacterial pathogens to identify novel means of control of plant diseases.


Michelle Moyer
Washington State University, Prosser

Michelle Moyer is an Associate Professor of Viticulture and Statewide Viticulture Extension Specialist, based at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate from Cornell University at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, majoring in plant pathology and working on risk assessment for Grape Powdery Mildew Management.

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