News and events for the hobby vineyardists.
Feb 16, 2022
Apologies for any duplication for these announcements on these 2 events in February.
Two FREE February Workshops for Home Vineyardists
- Compost Use in Agriculture, 2-day intensive workshop Fri. Feb 18th & Fri. Feb 25th
- Soil Improvement for Grape Quality & Climate Change, 1-day Workshop Sat. Feb 26th
Partners at UC ANR, CA Compost Coalition, and Santa Rosa Junior College are hosting a
A 2-day intensive workshop on Compost Use in Agriculture
February 18: 10am-1pm (virtual)
February 25: 9am-5pm at Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College
Day 1 will include general information on compost impacts, quality, and assessing compost test results. Day 2 will focus on vineyard and rangeland application. Please reach out with any questions and feel free to pass on to producers who may be interested.
Registration link: http://ucanr.edu/2022nc_compostuseworkshop
For more events like this, see the North Coast Soil Hub News & Events at https://soilhub.org/news/
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County Present a workshop on
Home Vineyard Soil Improvement for Grape Quality & Climate Change
Date & Time: February 26, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: a Home Vineyard in Napa (address sent by email to registrants a few days before event)
UC Master Gardener Integrated Grape Team will cover specific actions you can take to improve soil health, mitigate climate change and contribute to the drawdown
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Jul 14, 2015
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.
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Jul 9, 2015
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, firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact UC Cooperative Extension: 707-253-4221, email@example.com
For additional information on biology and management of this pest, access the UC IPM Pest Management Guide for Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer.
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Mar 11, 2015
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.
Download (125KB PDF)
Dec 1, 2014
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.
9:30 am – 11:30 am
UC Oakville Experimental Station vineyard
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mar 24, 2014
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.
Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington Street
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