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Hobby Vineyardists Newsletter

News and events for the hobby vineyardists.

Issue Articles Type Date Added
UC Master Gardeners Workshop on August 15: Home Vineyard - Part 2 (969KB)

Home Vineyard - Part 2 - Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:30am-2:00pm - Napa

What to do, what to look for and how to plan for harvest and crush in the vineyard, managing the vines after crush, and preparing for winter and the next growing season.  A special team of home vineyard Master Gardeners will present this workshop, and answer your own individual questions.

Saturday, August 15, 2015
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Time includes a 30 minute lunch break.

Please bring a sack lunch, and also wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking through the experimental vineyard.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
MAP
UC Oakville Experimental Station
1380 Oakville Grade Road
Napa (Oakville)

Online registration (credit card only)
Mail in registration (cash or check only) 

PDF 7/14/15
Monitoring Guide for Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer (1,370KB)

On June 24, 2015, staff of the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner found one male Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer in a pheromone-baited trap in a vineyard on Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. 

UCCE Advisors Lucia Varela and Monica Cooper developed a "Monitoring Guide for Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer" so that vineyard owners, growers and workers could familiarize themselves with the pest's life stages and feeding habits.

Please use the newsletter link below to access the Monitoring Guide (English and Spanish versions). 

If you find this pest or feeding damage in Napa County please contact the office of the Agricultural Commissioner: 707-253-4357, agcommissioner@countyofnapa.org OR contact UC Cooperative Extension: 707-253-4221, cenapa@ucanr.edu

For additional information on biology and management of this pest, access the UC IPM Pest Management Guide for Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

PDF 7/9/15
Home Vineyard - Part 2 Public Workshop - August 15, 2015 (125KB)

Home Vineyard – Part 2 Public Gardening Workshop by UC Master Gardeners of Napa County - Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

What to do and what to look for and how to plan for harvest and crush in the vineyard, managing the vines after crush, and preparing for winter and the next growing season. A special team of home vineyard Master Gardeners will present this workshop and answer your individual questions.

Time includes a 30 minute lunch break.

Please bring a sack lunch, comfortable clothes and shoes for walking through the experimental vineyard.

UC Oakville Experimental Station
1380 Oakville Grade Road
Napa (Oakville)
Location & Directions /Map

Registration - online or by mail

PDF 3/11/15
Home Vineyard - Part 1 - Public Gardening Workshop - Saturday, February 7, 2015 (317KB)

Home Vineyard – Part 1 Public Gardening Workshop by UC Master Gardeners of Napa County - Saturday, February 7, 2015
(Home Vineyard – Part 2 – August 15 – Napa - details soon)
What to do, what to look for, and what to plan for in the vineyard between February and August.

Classroom Lecture
9:30 am – 11:30 am
UC Oakville Experimental Station vineyard
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

UC Oakville Experimental Station
1380 Oakville Grade Road
Napa (Oakville)
Location & Directions /Map

Registration - online or by mail

PDF 12/1/14
Small Home Vineyard Workshop (649KB)

There is still room to sign up for the Small Home Vineyard workshop on Saturday, March 29 at the Yountville Community Center. Register through the Town of Yountville Parks & Recreation Department at (707) 944-8712.

9:30 - 11:30 am - will focus on bud break to harvest in your vineyard including grape physiology, canopy management, vine nutrition, fertilization, irrigation and cover crop.

12:30 - 2:30 pm - will focus on learning to identify and manage the most common pests especially powdery mildew.

Bring your questions!

$10 for Yountville residents/$15 for non-residents.

DIRECTIONS
Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington Street
Yountville

PDF 3/24/14
New - Hobby Vineyardist Newsletter (127KB)

The UC Integrated Grape Team of Napa County is now providing an online newsletter, The Hobby Vineyardist of announcements and upcoming educational events that may be of interest to you.

PDF 4/11/13
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