Oregon Wine Symposium 2020: Farming for Healthy Soils and Vines
GET THE DIRT ON FARMING TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTHY SOILS AND VINES
It can be a balancing act managing vineyards for sustainable quality fruit production. The Viticulture track at the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium will cover both protective and proactive techniques that enable you to preserve the health of your plants and soils while farming with an eye towards the future.
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On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Viticulture track and General Sessions will be interpreted live for Spanish-speaking attendees. Spanish interpretation tickets are available for only $50 and include access to the Tuesday evening Soirée.
Day 1 of the Viticulture track focuses on two particular vineyard challenges. Join Leigh Bartholomew, director of viticulture at Results Partners, and OSU professor Dr. Jay Pscheidt as they discuss techniques for Powdery Mildew Management on the heels of one of the wetter growing seasons that Oregon has seen recently. Then, Chad Vargas of NewGen Viticulture Services and plant pathologist Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres of Summerland Research and Development Centre in British Columbia will delve into Research, Tools, and Cultural Practices for Grapevine Trunk Disease.
On Day 2, Johan Vineyards’ Dan Rinke will host a lecture on Carbon Farming for Successful Vineyard Systems. MacArthur Fellow and University of Washington Professor of Geomorphology Dr. David Montgomery (right) will present research from his books Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, with a particular focus on the benefits of no-till farming and cover crop management.
Augmenting the Viticulture track will be two sessions in conjunction with enologists: Fermentable Nitrogen: Is it Better to Manage in the Vineyard or Winery?, which includes a technical tasting, and Farming and Making Alternative Varieties for a Changing Climate and Maturing Market.
For vineyard managers seeking to both protect and enhance the health of their vineyards, the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium Viticulture track will provide current research findings to apply as you enter the 2020 growing season.
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