Cynthia Wood 
California State University, Fresno Viticulture & Enology 


Tuesday August 14, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM PDT   Lunch sponsored by American Vineyard Magazine!

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Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology 
2360 E. Barstow Ave. between Cedar & Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 93740-8003

For easy access, exit Hwy 168 at Shaw Avenue.  Travel west on Shaw Avenue to Chestnut and turn north.  Turn west (left) on Barstow.  The Viticulture & Enology facilities are on the north side of the street, surrounded by the Fresno State Vineyards.

Parking:  Grape Day participants may park in any yellow or green parking lot on the Fresno State campus with a coutresy parking code.   This courtesy code and instructions will be provided to all registrants prior to the event.   Parking in Lot Q, on Barstow Avenue, is recommended .  Without a courtesy code, parking on the Fresno State campus is $3 per vehicle.


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Register today for Fresno State Grape Day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012           7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch sponsored by American Vineyard Magazine

Grape Day is an informal field day and open house held at the Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State for grape growers, PCA's, winemakers, and winery personnel. 

This half-day event is held every other year on the Fresno State campus and includes practical field and indoor presentations, and poster presentations on the latest grape and wine research findings by our faculty, staff and student researchers.  Tours of our unique facilities, and refreshments, and lunch are included in the affordable registration fee.

DPR Continuing Education hours approved: 2.5 hours

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2008 Grape Day registration tentRegistration and refreshments will begin at 7:30 am on August 14 on the shady lawn and gazebo area, west of the Viticulture and Enology Building on Barstow Avenue, between Cedar and Maple Avenues.  For outdoor presentations, we recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen. The program will conclude with a BBQ lunch, sponsored by American Vineyard Magazine.  Pre-registration is only $15 per person for general admission.  Student discounts are also available.

Plan to spend the morning with us on Tuesday, August 14th!  You won't want to miss this informative event at Fresno State!  Pre-register today and save! 

Register Now! Online registration will close prior to the event..Note:  Individuals may register and pay onsite.

Indoor & Outdoor Presentations - Activities - Displays

DPR Continuing Education Hours Approved:  2.5 Other

Vineyard and Oral Presentations Include:

Crop Forcing - Yield and Cultural Practices -  Sanliang Gu, Ricchiuti Chair of Viticulture, Faculty

Exciting Developments in the Department of Viticulture & Enology:   New Internship Program, Curriculum Changes and more! - Jim Kennedy, Department Chair

Efficacy of Vine Mealybug Mating Disruption with Aerosol-Assisted Delivery - David Langone, Graduate Student

Mechanical Crop Load Management of Pinot Gris Grapevines -  Kaan Kurtural, Bronco Wine Co. Viticulture Chair, Faculty

Mechanized Canopy Management of Cabernet Sauvignon in the San Joaquin Valley: Maintaining Yield, Reducing Labor - Geoff Dervishian, Research Associate

Consumer Testing: A Sensory Evaluation Activity & Tasting - Susan Rodriguez, Sensory Lab Director and Lecturer, and  Jim Kennedy, Department Chair, Faculty

Nematodes:  Xiphinema index and Grapevines - Sonet van Zyl, Faculty

Rot Quantification at the Sugar Stand - Roy Thornton, Faculty

Alternative Weed Management Options in Winegrape and Raisin Vineyards - Anil Shrestha, Faculty, Plant Science Dept.

Poster Presentations, Displays, Activities Include:

Strong Roots:  Information Resources for the Valley Ag Industry - Britt Foster, Librarian

Introducing Degree Hours to Better Interpret Heat Accumulation and Thermal Distribution of Regions and Vintages for Winegrape Production - Sanliang Gu, Ricchiuti Chair of Viticulture, Faculty

Comparing Regions Using Degree Hours - Hemant Gohil, former Research Associate

Organic Acids, K, and pH Under Crop Forcing - Brodie McCarthy, Graduate Student

Influence of Mechanical Canopy Manipulation and Differential RDI Stress of Phenolic Composition of Syrah Wines - Sean Pinnell, Graduate Student

Grape Rot - A New Method of Quantifying Grape Rot from Truck Gondolas - Jordan Randall, Student Research Assistant

New Method for Measuring Astringency Quality in Wines - Jennifer Sergojan, Graduate Student

Extractability of Skin Tannins in Grapes: Correlation of WIne Quality  - Lindsey Mate, Graduate Student

Table Grape and Raisin Grape Varieties: A Display - Sonet Van Zyl, Faculty

Wine Microbiology Lab Tour - Flow Cytometry Project - Adeline Faulconnier and Olivier Daudin, Visiting Research Students from the AgroSup Dijon University in France.

Tours of our Viticulture & Enology facilities, including the Fresno State Winery, and the V. E. Petrucci Library

... and more!!  

Continuing Education Credit through the DPR has been approved:  2.5 hours