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IGGPRA Addressing Two Critical Topics for Grape Growers in June Seminar


Fourth seminar of eight-part “Practical Grape Growing” series offered on June 21

PASO ROBLES, CA ­– While grape growers face many challenges during the crop year, two stand out as high priorities in 2017: pesticide use and laws, and the dreaded “red blotch.” In the fourth of an eight-part seminar series hosted by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA), industry experts will address these two timely topics.

Grape growers in and around the Central Coast are invited to attend the seminar on June 21 and learn what steps they can take in the coming months regarding these issues. Attendees who are Private Applicators or PCA’s can receive one hour of continuing education credit.

“Practical Grape Growing” is a seminar series offered by IGGPRA in 2017 that provides attendees with practical tips and industry knowledge from local experts. All grape growers are invited and encouraged to attend. Registration is free for IGGPRA members and costs $20 per seminar for non-members.

The seminar will be held at Castoro Cellars from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar will cover the following topics:

Red Blotch

Speaker: Emily Hutchings, USDA Vine Program Technician

Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update

Speaker: Laura Ramage, San Luis Obispo Ag Commissioner

Testing Analysis Process for Red Blotch

Speaker: Raquel Salati, PhD, Lab Director at Eurofins

Procedures for Clean Plant Material, Certifications & Protocol

Speaker: Tia Russell, Duarte Nursery QA Manager

Pre-Veraison Nutrition Actions

Speaker: Paul Crout, Viticulturist at Vineyard Professional Services 

Castoro Cellars is located at 1315 N Bethel Rd in Templeton. To RSVP for the June 21 seminar, or learn more and join IGGPRA, visit iggpra.com or call (805) 591-4204.


The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. IGGPRA is committed to providing its members with farming resources, continued education, hands-on training seminars, and opportunities to network through the seminar series and social mixer events with other grape growers, buyers, vintners and vineyard suppliers. For more information, visit iggpra.com



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