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Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:00 am at Fresno State's Leon S. and Pete Peters Educational Center, at the corner of Shaw and Woodrow Avenues.  Attendees are requested to enter campus from Shaw.  For easy access, exit Hwy 168 at Shaw Avenue.  Campus map

Attendees 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 via email.   Without a courtesy code, parking on the Fresno State campus is $3 per vehicle.

The Peters Educational Center is located inside the Student Recreation Center on Woodrow Avenue, just west of the Save Mart Center.  The Vineyard Mechanization workshop will begin at 8:30 am with indoor presentations.

By noon, attendees will transfer to the Fresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology for lunch and a series of equipment demonstrations and presentations in the Fresno State Vineyard. The viticulture and enology facilities are located on campus on North Barstow Avenue, between Cedar and Maple.

For the vineyard presentations, we recommend checking current weather conditions and wearing comfortable shoes and apparel.  An outdoor water station will be available. 

The University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If registrants anticipate needing any type of accomodation or have questions, please indicate this when registering or contact Cynthia Wood in advance of your participation.


 Saturday, April 25     8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Indoor Presentations:  Fresno State Peters Educational Center (inside the Student Recreation Center off Shaw & Woodrow Avenues)

Vineyard Demos & Presentations:  Fresno State Vineyard, on North Barstow between Cedar & Maple Avenues

Advance Registration by April 18 only $75

Cash or Checks payable to Fresno State

Indoor Presentations, Equipment Demonstrations, Refreshments, Lunch, and Parking are Included

Organizing Committee

Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Bronco Wine Co. Viticulture Chair

Cynthia Wood, Event Coordinator

Email: cynthiaw@csufresno.edu

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Contact Cynthia Wood for sponsorship information.


Wine and raisin grape growers and managers won't want to miss the Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop at Fresno State on Saturday, April 25

The Department of Viticulture and Enology has a great line-up of presenters who will bring the latest information on new varieties, mechanization and quality issues for large and high- value producers, selective harvesting methods including on-the-go sorting technology, the implications, pricing and affordability of remote sensing technology in vineyards, and ways to manage color in warm climates using mechanization and irrigation, and more.

Plan to spend some time with us on April 25 to learn how the latest vineyard mechanization and sensing systems may benefit your grape and wine operations.

Practical indoor and vineyard equipment presentations by faculty, industry guests, and  graduate student researcher are planned.

Pre-register today and save!


Presenters & Topics

Morning Presentations: Peters Educational Center, Fresno State

Welcome by Dr. Jim Kennedy, Chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology  

Dr. Matthew Fidelibus, UCCE, Viticulture & Enology-  Development of mechanization of raisins and new wine grape varieties

Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Fresno State, Viticulture & Enology - Current trends in vineyard mechanization for both large- and small-scale growers, high value winegrape production

Dr. Anita Oberholster, UCCE, Viticulture & Enology -  Optical sorting of wine grapes, on-the-go sorting in vineyard, quality implications

Adam Metz, TerrAvion - Affordability and managing vineyards using remote sensing of vineyards, delineation of vigor and irrigation zones to manage vineyards

Dr. Serhat Asci, Fresno State Center for Ag Business - The production economics of managing color in hot climates using mechanization and irrigation - a case study

Afternoon Program: Department of Viticulture & Enology, Fresno State

Equipment Demonstrations in the Fresno State Vineyards

Chris Peterson, Midwest Grower Supply

Thomas Clemens, Clemens Vineyard Equipment



2015 Vyd Mech KK3 Fresno State is the place to be for wine and raisin grape growers on April 25!  Spend a day learning about the latest developments in vineyard mechanization, including selective harvest methods.  Meet with experts and see for yourself the implications of managing quality grapes using mechanization and remote sensing technology in your vineyard operations.