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IGGPRA Seminar: Pests & Prevention
July 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDTFree – $30
Earn up to two continuing education units at session four of the 2018 Practical Wine Grape Growing Series. It will include four presentations about rodent and bird control, important fire prevention measures and the best veraison practices for your vineyard. It will be held July 18, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines located at 6169 Airport Road in Paso Robles, Calif.
Featured topics and speakers include:
Bird Control — As we all know, after grapes turn red they are sweet and start attracting starlings and other birds – often in large numbers. Left unchecked, a flock of birds can cause thousands of dollars of damage in one day alone. Come and hear David Headrick, professor from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo give the latest updates on bird control options to help you make the right decisions for your vineyard.
Ground Pest Control — Throughout the spring and summer, squirrels and gophers proliferate in large numbers. They eat vine roots, dig holes and destroy grape vines. Danny Matthews from Farm Supply will review and demonstrate many of the most effective solutions for keeping vertebrate pests under control.
Véraison Best Practices — Determining fruit load and making decisions whether to drop fruit are a few important decisions that have to be made after veraison. Dan Rodrigues, owner of Vina Quest LLC will show us what needs to be done after the grapes turn red and before harvest to ensure the best quality for your grapes.
Fire Prevention – Fire season is here. This dangerous hazard can devastate your vineyard but you can prevent it from starting in your vineyard or mitigate one that starts around you by taking some proactive measures. A representative from Cal Fire will discuss fire prevention measures for your vineyard.