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Tools for Resilient Farming at Rootstock 2022 

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Napa, CA (October 20, 2022) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers announces ROOTSTOCK 2022, an annual event that connects vineyard practices to wine quality.  This year’s conference will be hosted at Blue Note Napa on November 17 and 18.  Since 1990, ROOTSTOCK has been the North Coast’s premier winegrape symposium featuring provocative panel discussions, cutting-edge research, and continuing education sessions.

Timed following harvest, ROOTSTOCK gives the industry a chance to connect with friends and colleagues, gain access to top-notch vineyard and wine trials, hear from industry leaders, and raise a glass to the 2022 vintage during ROOTSTOCK Happy Hour.

Presented by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, this year’s highlights include:

  • A panel discussing wildfire prevention, safety resources, and the Emergency Agricultural Pass
  • Insights on tying ecosystem goals to climate-smart practices in the vineyard with Dr. Olga Barbosa from Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia and Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB-Chile)
  • Successful strategies from the 2022 Growing Season on managing extreme heat and drought conditions
  • The latest research on grape smoke exposure impacts presented by University of California, Davis, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Anita Oberholster
  • Continuing Education Seminars (3-hours)
    • Napa County Agricultural Commissioner’s updates on laws and regulations for Napa County grape growers
    • Updates about the Vine Mealybug spread in Napa County, including economic thresholds, treatment guidelines, and monitoring
    • Results of research on RNAi based novel biological powdery mildew control products for grapevines
    • The importance of sourcing clean grapevine nursery stock
  • The day will conclude with the ROOTSTOCK Happy Hour, a casual industry reception to catch up with friends and colleagues post-harvest

Who should attend: Viticulturists, vineyard managers, winemakers, enologists and vineyard & winery owners focused on increasing quality in the vineyard and winery.

ROOTSTOCK tickets can be purchased at ROOTSTOCKNapa.org; a Zoom ticket without CE credits is available. Lunch will be provided.

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers hosted its first symposium and exhibition, the Napa Valley Viticultural Fair, in 1990. Now, over three decades later, ROOTSTOCK has evolved beyond a tradeshow format, yet carries on the tradition of delivering top quality education and resources to the wine industry.

ROOTSTOCK 2022 is partially underwritten by the USDA Western Extension Risk Management Education grant.

Thank you to our ROOTSTOCK Partners

Allied Propane Service, American AgCredit, Adventist Health St. Helena, Circle R Ranch & Vineyards, Duarte Trees & Vines, ETS Laboratories, Pulido~Walker Vineyards, Agri-Analysis, Brotemarkle Davis & Co., Care West Insurance Company, Central Valley Ag supplies, Paradigm Winery, Bergin Screen Printing & Etching, McKague Rosasco, Recology Organics, Semios, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Turrentine Brokerage; and Media Partner, Wine Business Monthly.

About Napa Valley Grapegrowers

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers 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 685 Napa County grape growers and associated businesses. Learn more at napagrowers.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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