Preserving Fruit Quality in Difficult Times – A Review of Winegrowing Practices Based on the Latest Knowledge and Technology
Grapegrowing Session in Spanish

(Presented in Spanish)

This session is based on attending the general session and one of the breakout sessions in enology or viticulture. A certificate of attendance will be available upon request.

Confronted with reduced returns, winegrape growers need to improve the allocation of limited resources. In this session, we will review concepts associated with fruit quality, discuss mechanized farming and address innovative practices of canopy management that will help to identify areas to reduce vineyard expenses while keeping grape quality.

*Applied For 1.5 Nutrient CCA CE Units

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Gaspar Roby
Terlato Wine Group, California

Gaspar Roby is a native of Argentina and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza where he graduated with honors, is a Fulbright scholar and a graduate of the UC Davis Master of Science in Horticulture and Agronomy program.

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Pilar Baeza
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

I have been teaching and researching in viticulture +25 years. My fields of expertise are vine water relations, varieties agronomic response and viticultural practices, in general. I have coordinated the books Fundamentos del Riego en la Vid and Guia de Campo de Viticultura.

I am actually working on the usefulness of hyperspectral indexes applied to viticulture to assist in irrigation management and vegetative development.


Maria Mar Alsina
E. & J. Gallo Winery, California

Dr. Maria Mar Alsina is currently a research scientist at the E. & J. Gallo Winery, Winegrowing Research department. She integrates the knowledge of vine water relations and their impact on yield and quality with remote sensing techniques for irrigation management in vineyards.


Richard Hoff
Mercer Ranches, Inc., Washington

Richard spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy, after which he completed his B.S. in Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He then went on to earn a Masters in Viticulture from Washington State University. Since then, Richard has worked for Ste Michelle Wine Estates and is currently the director of viticulture for Mercer Ranches, in Washington state.


Nazareth Torres
University of California, Davis

Nazareth Torres, Bachelor degree in Biochemistry (2013) and Master degree in Biomedicine Research (2014) by the University of Navarra (UN, Spain), conducted her PhD in the Plant Stress Physiology Group (UN) entitled “Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation influence on phenolic composition and antioxidant properties of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) cv. Tempranillo in different climate change scenarios” (2018), getting the maximum score, the International Doctorate mention and the Extraordinary PhD Award from the UN.

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