02 November, 2018
7:30 am
Napa Valley College (Building #1200) 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558

Farm Bureau announces an upcoming series of continuing education classes designated to address pressing concerns in viticulture and meet credit requirements.


A series of four Friday courses from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm at the Napa Valley College (Building #1200, address of 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558). $75 per class for Farm Bureau members. $95.00 for non-members. Discounts of 20% for those registering for the full series.

Clean Plant Material, Nov. 2
(CE Credits Applied: 5 hrs other) 
Overview of CDFA nursery registration, Dave Marion, CDFA
Overview of FPS; Foundation Vineyard, sanitation, testing, Josh Puckett, FPS
Protecting yourself when purchasing grapevines, Tom Nemcik, Grape Grafter
Clean vines through micropropagation, Amit Dhingra, Phytelligence
Napa Ag Commissioner’s Office

Alternative Strategies for Weed Management, Nov. 16
(CE Credits Applied for: 1 hr laws, 4 hrs other)
Cover-cropping strategies for weeds suppression, Jeff Mitchell, UCCE
Grazing strategies for weed control in vineyards, Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch
Mechanized tools for weed control, Anil Shrestha, CSU Fresno
Practice use of pre-emergent herbicides, Brad Hanson, UCCE
Napa Ag Commissioner’s Office – Laws & Regulations

Recent Advances in Vineyard Pest Management, Nov. 30
(CE Credits Applied for: 4 hrs other, 1 hr laws & regulations)
Phage therapy to combat Pierce’s Disease, Joanne Emerson, UCCE
CRISPR technology for disease suppression, Susan Jenkins, Innovative Genomics Institute 
Spore mapping for powdery mildew control, Bryan Rahn, Coastal Viticulture Consultants
Using aerial imagery to identify pest & disease hotspots, Jenna Rodriguez, Ceres Imagery
Variable-rate spray technology in vineyards, Michael Bourke, Precision Agricultural Solutions   
Napa Ag Commissioner’s Office – Laws & Regulations

Pest Management in Olives, Dec. 7
(CE Credits Applied for: 4 hrs other, 1 hr laws & regulations)
Preplant considerations for olives, John Post, AgAdvisors
Cultural Practices to avoid pests in olives, Bill Krueger, UCCE
Common pest of olives and treatment programs, Dani Lightle, UCCE
Common diseases of olives and treatment programs, Paul Vossen, UCCE
Napa Ag Commissioner’s Office – Laws & Regulations