Upcoming meeting opportunities

Mar 3, 2021

Airblast 2021: Optimizing Canopy Sprayers webinar

 Speaker bios, agenda and registration at: https://ucanr.edu/sites/Airblast2021/

 Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30 11:00 AM-2:30 PM Pacific Time 

 $50 USD registration fee increases to $75 USD on March 22, so register early! 

 Co-organized by the US/Canadian Spray Application Working Groupand University of California Cooperative Extension 

 A two-day webinar providing participants with practical information to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their air-assisted sprayers used in orchards, vineyards and some bush crops. 

 Intended Audience:Pesticide applicators, supervisors, growers, licensed professional applicators, Pest Control Advisors and anyone involved in spray application decision making in the orchard or vineyard. 

 Webinar Objective:Featuring recognized experts hailing from the U.S. and Canada, this unique nationally broadcast workshop, the first of its kind, aims to provide participants the knowledge and insight needed to assess and improve their own spray operations. Presentations will use a variety of air-assist sprayers used in a wide range of orchard/vineyard cropping systems. Audience interaction via Q&A sessions at the end of each day is welcome. 

 Pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are applied for the following: California, Oregon, Michigan, New Hampshire and Washington and British Columbia, Canada.


Virtual Vertebrate Pest Council Webinars 

This meeting will be three 2-hour sessions spread across three days.  Each day will have a different theme:

Day 1 (March 30):  Field rodents.

Day 2 (March 31):  Updates and information on the use of rodenticides.

Day 3 (April 1):  Managing commensal rodents.

These are unique seminars in that there generally is not any other place where you can get continuing education credits exclusively for vertebrate species. Experts from around the state are lined up to provide these seminars. The link for the website with all the details can be found here:  http://www.vpconference.org/.  A flyer advertising the seminars/workshops can be found here as well:  https://ucanr.edu/sites/VPC/files/345087.pdf.


Recent Advances in Viticulture & Enology (RAVE)

Wednesday, April 7, 1-4 PM
Thursday, April 8, 9 AM-12 PM
Location: Zoom
Cost: $125

Join us, virtually, on April 7 and 8, 2021, for Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology (RAVE)!  Get the latest updates on technologies to track vineyard water use and stress for irrigation management, new approaches to study wine oxidation, development of low-cost ET sensors, the latest update on the impacts of grape smoke exposure, the effects of applying compost to degraded vineyard soils, how to make grapevines more resilient to water stress, and more.  In addition to the five faculty presentations each day, there will be seven short (3 min) flash talks per day, given by postdocs and graduate students currently working in various viticulture and enology laboratories.

Agenda and Registration



By Larry J Bettiga
Author - Viticulture Farm Advisor