Dec 21, 2017
Integrated Pest Management means many things to many people. In this excerpt from the 2016 Sustainable Ag Expo, Dr. Pete Goodell, Cooperative Extension Advisor with the University of California, reviews the history of IPM and what is IPM as a philosophy and practice.
Dec 21, 2017
This podcast is an excerpt of the talk Dr. Kent Daane delivered at the 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo. Although Dr. Daane has laboratories on the Berkeley Campus and at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier, much of his work is conducted in the vineyard. Recognized as one of the foremost experts in California on this...
Dec 7, 2017
Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Associate Professor of Viticulture at Cornell University, describes how controlling vine vigor is difficult in regions with high organic matter soils and plentiful summer rain. Growing certain cover crops in the vine row can devigorate vines by as much as 30%. Others do not devigorate...
Nov 16, 2017
Paul Crout is a licensed Pest Control Advisor and Certified Crop Advisor with over 15 years of experience in managing multiple crops including winegrapes. Paul explains why keeping records of water and Nitrogen use in the vineyard is important and how to use that information to best manage your crop.
Nov 2, 2017
Chandra Krintz, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara talks about the SmartFarm vision to bring the same kinds of data analytics and prediction systems that are working well in other sectors of the economy to agriculture. Data from sensors and devices can be coupled with historical...