|Events & Education
Add Your Event
We would be happy to post information about your upcoming event on this page.
Please send information about your event, including a Web site address, to Jean-Mari Peltier, President of NGWI, to email@example.com.
March 18, March 25, April 8 & April 29, 2013 - University of Minnesota Winemaker Roundtables, Various Locations, click on this link for more information
June 20 - 21, 2013 - NGWI Summer Board Meeting, Monterey, CA
June 23 - 24, 2013 - Northwest Wine Expo, Dallas Convention Center
June 24 - 28, 2013 - American Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2013 National Conference, Monterey, CA
November 5 - 8, 2013 - Southeastern United Grape & Wine Symposium, Surry Community College, Dobson, NC
January 28 - 30, 2014 - Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
The University of California Davis Extension will be offering a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education division of UC Davis, has been an internationally recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations and communities for more than 50 years. The courses will take place June-September 2013 in Davis, unless otherwise noted. To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, www.extension.ucdavis.edu/winemaking.
Introduction to Wine and Winemaking
Successful Home Winemaking
Winegrapes: Identification and Use
Introduction to Wine Analysis
Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine
Advanced Tasting Seminar
OIV Wine Marketing
Winery Accounting and Finance for Executives
The University of California Cooperative Extension Fresno Viticulture Program produces Vine Lines, a bi-monthly newsletter containing information on cultural practices, pest and disease issues, industry information and meeting announcements for Fresno County (California).
To read the latest and archived issues click this link or copy and paste in to your browser. http://ucanr.edu/sites/viticulture-fresno/Vine_Lines_Newsletter/
March 2013 - NGWI Spring Board Meeting and Joint Meeting with USDA/ARS at Agency Headquarters, Beltsville, MD
In conjuction with NGWI's spring Board of Director's meeting, a meeting was held with leadership from USDA/ARS. Presentations were made by USDA/ARS Leadership and National Program Leaders. Links to the presentations are available below.
Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, NGWI Research - Future Roadmap
Dr. JoLynne Wightman, Consumer Insights Committee Update
Dr. Ed Knipling, ARS Administrator, The View from the Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Charlie Walthall, ARS National Program Leader, Genotype x Environment x Management: Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Mark Walbridge, ARS National Program Leader, Long-term Agro-ecosystem Research: Opportunities for Perennial Crops
Gene Lester, Acting (recent) ARS National Program Leader, Environmental Impacts on Fruit & Vegetable Health Nutrients: An Overview
Dr. Jack Okamuro, ARS National Program Leader, Phenotyping: Leveraging Our Resources
Dr. Kevin Hackett, ARS National Program Leader, Crop Protection and Quarantine National Program
January 2013 - NGWI Winter Board Meeting, Sacramento, CA
The Winter Board meeting included an annual update provided by NGWI President, Jean-Mari Peltier, along with status reports on projects uderway and Theme Committee activities. Links to the presentations are available below.
Jean-Mari Peltier, NGWI Annual Update
Rick Stark provided an overview on NGWI grape industry research along with updates on several NGWI projects underway
Kathleen Nave, Grape Consumption and Healthy Eating - Project Report
Chris Savage, Scalable Solutions to Reduce Process Water Volume and Salinity - Project Report
Dr. Ed Hellman, Extension & Outreach Committee - Update
Dr. Andrew Waterhouse, Understanding & Improving Quality
Committee - Update
July 2012 - NGWI Summer Board Meeting, Lodi, CA
Updates were provided by the researchers on several NGWI affiliated projects including a newly awarded SCRI grant project on trunk diseases. Links to the presentations are available below.
Dr. Kenda Baumgartner, Vineyard Trunk Disease
Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, Genetics & Genomics: What can viticulture learn from agronomy?
Dr. Grant Cramer, Metabolomics & Proteomics: What do the mean for the future of viticulture?
Dr. Stephen Nuske, Canopy & Crop Load - achievements to date (coming soon)
Dr. Andrew McElrone, Vine physiology and implications for drought and disease transmission (coming soon)
January 2012 - USDA/ARS Joint Meeting, USDA Offices Beltsville, MD
In conjuction with NGWI's spring Board of Director's meeting, a meeting was held with leadership from USDA/ARS. Presentations were made by National Program Leaders and representatives from the Office of Technology Transfer and NGWI. Links to the presentations are available below.
Jean-Mari Peltier, Overview and Current Status of the Grape Products Industries
Dr. Sally Schneider, National Program Leader, ARS Grape Research Overview
Dr. Deborah Sheely, NIFA: Grape Budget Cross-cut & Extension
Dr. Ed Knipling, The View from the Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Charlie Walthall, Climate Change
Dr. John Finley, Human Nutrition National Program
Dr. Deb Fravel, Plant Health National Program
Dr. Jack Okamuro, Biotechnology and the Grape Industry
Jim Poulos and Jack Okamuro, CRADAs
June Blalock and Marion Ravelonandro, Patents and Licenses
Vineyard Pest ID Cards and Organic Winegrowing Manual Available to Order
The University of California's Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources has two new publications that will be of interest to winegrowers. One is the Vineyard Pest ID Cards, pocket-size lamminated cards - a quick and easy field reference for recognizing, identifying and monitoring common vineyards pests, diseases, disorders and weeds. The other is an Organic Wingrowing Manual - a detailed how-to manual on growing organic winegrapes, including information on pest management, economics, organic certification, and more. Below are links to the informational flyers and Table of Contents for each of the publications.
Vineyard Pest ID Cards Flyer
Vineyard Pest ID Cards Table of Contents
Organic Winegrowing Flyer
Organic Winegrowing Table of Contents
eViticulture is a national resource for viticulture information, offering the latest in science-based information for viticulturists. Tools include more than 200 feature articles from basic concepts of viticulture to the latest, ground-breaking research, written in understandable language in both English and Spanish; and if you have a question access the Ask-an-Expert feature.