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NAPA, CA (March 5, 2020) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) hosts the first part of its 2-part Sustainable Vineyard Practices series on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Blue Note Napa. 

Now in its 10th year, the Sustainable Vineyard Practices series continues to introduce and combine new research with practical tools and applications used in sustainable farming.  To kick off the 2020 series, NVG welcomes Washington State University’s Distinguished Professor of Viticulture, Dr. Markus Keller, and Postdoctoral Associate of the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Dr. Ben-Min Chang.  They will lead discussions about heat and water stresses in the vineyard, an apropos topic for the 2020 growing season so far.

Sustainable Vineyard Practices – Part I event details

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Location: Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA

Time: 9 am – 11:30 am

The discussion will provide technical research focusing on:

  • Responses to water deficit by more than a dozen wine grape varieties

presented by Dr. Markus Keller

  • A thought-provoking discussion on the interactions of water and heat stress in the vineyard

presented by Dr. Ben-Min Chang

Sustainable Vineyard Practices 2 will be Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  Attendees will hear the results of NVG’s 2019 Wages & Benefits Survey, an annual tool used to collect vineyard labor practices and compensation throughout Napa Valley.  The survey is conducted and presented by UC Davis Professor of Economics and Director, Temporary Migration Cluster, Dr. Giovanni Peri.  To learn more, please visit the Sustainable Vineyard Practices – Part II event page.

For those that cannot attend in-person, both parts of the Sustainable Vineyard Practices series are available to view via Livestream.

About Napa Valley Grapegrowers

NVG is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for 45 years.  Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents 726 Napa County grape growers and associated businesses.

For more information, visit Napa Valley Grapegrowers

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