Session

Sustainable New Technologies for Managing Vineyard Pests and Diseases
Grapegrowing Session in Spanish

(Presented in Spanish)

This session is based on attending an enology or viticulture workshop (9:00 am – 10:30 am) and two sessions in Spanish (10:45 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm) You have to attend three sessions to receive a certificate. A certificate of attendance will be sent after the conference.

Many factors impose new challenges for the control of pests and diseases in vineyards. The globalization of markets and trading of horticultural products and climate change have impacted the distribution and biology of many living organisms. More and better monitoring and diagnostic tools will need the support of nowadays’ extraordinary communicational capacity to help coping with our ever-changing world. An example of this technological integration is the recent eradication of the European Grapevine Moth that threatened the California Grape Industry. This session aims inducing critical thinking beyond the conventional use of pesticides. Examples of novel sustainable practices will be presented and discussed by qualified vineyard specialists.

Moderator:
Francisco Araujo,Atlas Vineyard Management, Inc., California

Speakers:
Monica Cooper,University of California Cooperative Extension, Napa County
Gabriel Torres, University of California Cooperative Extension, King & Tulare Counties

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