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Oakland, CA. February 15, 2019 – Agricultural innovation and California water availability are both changing at unprecedented speeds. Wine industry professionals are invited to the 2019 Innovation & Water Management Speaker Series to learn from the industry thought-leaders who are driving the direction of innovation and water management.

In the inaugural event, hosted by Tule, speakers will share their expertise and strategies for agricultural innovation and water management at the field-level and at the landscape-level.

The Innovation & Water Management Speaker Series will take place in two California wine growing regions.  

February 28, 2019. Pelusi Hall, Napa Valley.

  • The Future of California Water is Here, But It’s Unevenly Distributed.
    Al Wagner (Foley Family Wines)
  • Strategies for Farming to Client-Defined Quality and Water Targets.
    Rob Whyte (Renteria Vineyard Management)
  • Irrigation Decision-Making and Execution in Times of Labor and Water Scarcity.
    Blake Wood (Beckstoffer Vineyards)
  • California AVA Actual ET, Water Stress and Irrigation Comparison.
    Tom Shapland, PhD (Tule)
  • California Viticulture Irrigation Simulator.
    Tom Shapland, PhD (Tule)

March 7, 2019. J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, Paso Robles.

  • Approaches to Stabilizing an Aquifer: the Salinas Valley Case Study.
    Steve McIntyre (Monterey Pacific)
  • Irrigation Impacts on Evapotranspiration Rates and Vapor Pressure Deficit.
    Randy Heinzen (Vineyard Professional Services)
  • Sustainability in Practice.
    Erin Amaral (Pacific Vineyard Management)
  • California AVA Actual ET, Water Stress and Irrigation Comparison.
    Tom Shapland, PhD (Tule)
  • California Viticulture Irrigation Simulator.
    Tom Shapland, PhD (Tule)

The event is free, but there is a limited number of spaces available. Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education credits (1.5 hours) are pending approval. Click here to register.

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