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Behind the Scene of Virus Testing in Vines


DAVIS, Calif. (March 5, 2018) – On March 2, Agri-Analysis hosted the first field day of 2018 organized by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) Association. Napa growers got a behind-the-scene view of what happens to their vine samples upon reaching the lab, how to sample, how samples are processed, how samples are analyzed, and how to interpret results. The group was lead by NVG associate director Sonya Delucas and Kali Clark. Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and Deputy Ag Commissioner David Brown were on hand to greet the Napa visitors. 

With many Napa grape growers on Yolo soil, Supervisor Saylor proclaimed “Welcome to the Wine Capital of California” – a proclamation that lasted for 3 abut hours. Lab tour was led by Dr. Neda Esteghlal for PCR setup, Andy Zinkl for Elisa setup, Dr. Triatan Eifler for PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR and DNA sequencing data analysis and Dr. Sara Rohkin for sample preparation. “Interactions like this are very important for us to learn growers needs first hand and to answer their questions, it help us better improve our services”, said Dr. Alan Wei, general manger of Agri-Analysis. Agri-Analysis is a CDFA approved laboratory located in Davis, CA that tests grapevine samples for viruses, fungal pathogens, Pierce Disease, fungicide resistant powdery mildew etc.

Agri-Analysis Hosted Napa Valley Grapegrower Field Day on March 2, 2018, where growers got a behind-the-scene view of how their vine samples are tested in the lab

With many Napa valley grapegrowers on Yolo soil, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor Proclaimed “Welcome to the Wine Capital of California.”

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