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Get the latest science and research for the wine industry with Sustainable Wine Growing. Vineyard Team brings you industry professionals and experts on resource issues and business trends related to sustainable agriculture to help you put sustainability into practice.

Get the latest science and research for the wine industry with Sustainable Wine Growing. Vineyard Team brings you industry professionals and experts on resource issues and business trends related to sustainable agriculture to help you put sustainability into practice.
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Get the latest science and research for the wine industry with Sustainable Wine Growing. Vineyard Team brings you industry professionals and experts on resource issues and business trends related to sustainable agriculture to help you put sustainability into practice.

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Episodes

48: Creek Restoration and Vineyards

11/15/2018
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Jean-Pierre Wolff, Owner & Vintner of Wolff Vineyards, turning a nuisance into an asset by restoring the stability and ecological functioning of the creeks that surround his property including the steelhead trout spawning habitat. He also realized an economic benefit by preventing the loss of tons of soil to erosion. References: 42: Farming with Wildlife Central Coast Regional Board MembersCentral Coast Regional Water Quality Control BoardCoastal San Luis Resource Conservation...

Duration:00:13:00

47: Fungicide Resistance in the Vineyard

11/1/2018
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Walt Mahaffee, Ph.D., Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Corvalis explains how and why Grape Powdery Mildew populations become resistant to certain fungicides. He also explores how to mitigate resistance and describes current research on how fungicide resistance starts in Grape Powdery Mildew and how it spreads from one place to another. References: Mahaffee’s USDA Agricultural Research Service webpageFungicide Resistance Action Committee websiteFungicide...

Duration:00:22:55

46: Viticultural Research in Australia

10/18/2018
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References: Conserving Irrigation Water Dr. McCarthy Profile ”Michael McCarthy viticulture” “Managing vines during heat waves” Fact Sheet from Wine Australia REGULATED DEFICIT IRRIGATION AND PARTIAL ROOTZONE DRYING: An overview of principles and applicationSign Up | Irrigation Efficiency ProjectSustainable Ag ExpoSustainable Ag Expo Attendee Registration Discount “Sustainable salinity management in Australian vineyards” Fact Sheet from Wine Australia Get More Subscribe on Google Play,...

Duration:00:25:39

45: Surface Water Quality Preservation

10/4/2018
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Sarah Lopez, Executive Director of Central Coast Water Quality Preservation, Inc., gets into the details of monitoring flowing water for the presence of pesticides and fertilizers which could have originated on farms upstream. Topics include how monitoring is done, why it is done, and the Cooperative Monitoring Program (CMP) makes compliance with regulations easier and less expensive for growers. References: Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Central Coast Regional Water...

Duration:00:41:32

44: Pesticides: Violations and Pesticide Container Recycling

9/20/2018
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This episode features two speakers on pesticides: violations and pesticide container recycling. Opening the show is an interview with Marc Lea, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, San Luis Obispo County Ag Department. Marc describes some common violations of the pesticides regulations his office enforces. These include drift, improper use or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the misuse of rodenticides. Past two of the episode is a recording from the 2017 Sustainable Ag Expo....

Duration:00:17:43

43: Regenerative Development

9/6/2018
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Josh Prigge, Founder and CEO of Sustridge, a sustainability consulting firm, talks about the ways he has helped his former employers and current clients to not only reduce their environmental impacts, but to work toward regenerative ways of doing business. References: Sustainable Hawai’I Pacific University Facebook pageJosh’s Blogjosh@sustridge.comSustainable NationSustridge Get More Subscribe on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen so you never miss an episode on...

Duration:00:21:14

42: Farming with Wildlife

8/16/2018
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Halter Ranch comprises 281 acres of winegrapes, 15 acres of organic walnuts, and 3 acres of olives situated in 2,000 acres of oak woodland. This means wild animals are a consideration in farming activities year round. Vineyard Manger Lucas Pope and his team have found ways to co-exist with the native fauna including deer, coyotes, mountain lion, and rattlesnakes. References: 30: Managing the Landscape Around the Vineyard Apex Predator (Slides) | Dr. David Headrick Critters Along the...

Duration:00:14:04

41: Taking Care of Your Employees

8/2/2018
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Betsey Nash, owner of Nash HR Services, brings the listener up to speed on the “ban the box” law, hiring best practices including using applications instead of relying solely on resumes, communicating expectations to employees and finding applicants who are the right fit for your company. References: 38 Communication in the Workplace Ban the box articlebetsey@nashhrservice.comcomorgSHRM – Society for Human Resources Management Get More: Subscribe on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn...

Duration:00:23:59

40: The Fight Against Pierce’s Disease

7/19/2018
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Steve McIntyre, Owner, Monterey Pacific Inc. and Board Member, Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board talks about the PD/GWSS Board, its function, and how the board works to reduce the impacts and spread of this disease. As chair of the PD/GWSS Board Research Screening Committee he works with other growers and scientists to decide what research to fund including an expanded mission to address Vine Mealybug and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. References: 16: Managing Pierce’s Disease...

Duration:00:19:14

Bonus Episode: PG&E Rebates and Incentives Programs

7/12/2018
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Tom Lorish, Senior Customer Relationship Manager, describes multiple Pacific Gas & Electric Company programs and rebates to put money into growers’ pockets. References: 39: Saving Water, Saving Energy, Saving MoneyAdvanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP)July 26, 2018 Tailgate: Water Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Battery Storage Net Energy Metering (Video) | An easy to understand video explaining Net Energy Metering PG&E Agriculture and Food Processing Rebate CatalogPG&E website...

Duration:00:04:37

39: Saving Water, Saving Energy, Saving Money

7/5/2018
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Tom Lorish, Senior Customer Relationship Manager, describes some of the ways the Pacific Gas & Electric Company can help growers increase the efficiency of how they use electricity on their farms- especially when it comes to irrigation. Topics include well pump efficiency testing, time-of-use rate plans, net energy metering, and net energy metering aggregation. References: Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP)July 26, 2018 Tailgate: Water Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Battery Storage...

Duration:00:25:31

38: Communication in the Workplace

6/21/2018
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Beth Wonson, Founder & CEO of Beth Wonson and Company shares her wisdom about communication in the workplace. The discussion explores how to give feedback or ask questions of employees, listening with empathy, developing our workforce, and the role anger plays in poor communication. Her examples and insights will strike a chord in anyone who has been either an employee or a manager. References: A Culture of Sustainability: Scheid Vineyards | Vineyard Team (Podcast)Beth Wonson &...

Duration:00:25:38

37: New Methods for Estimating Vineyard Yield_Part 2

6/7/2018
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Jackie Dresser, Viticulture Extension Support Specialist at the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program talks about why estimating vineyard yields is so difficult and the methods she and her team are experimenting with to reach the Holy Grail of estimates that are within five percent of the final harvest. In part two of this two part interview, Jackie explored the golden question: how many samples and how big. She talks about how they sought a reasonable sample size and the future of crop...

Duration:00:15:04

36: New Methods for Estimating Vineyard Yield_Part 1

5/17/2018
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Jackie Dresser, Viticulture Extension Support Specialist at the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program talks about why estimating vineyard yields is so difficult and the methods she and her team are experimenting with to reach the Holy Grail of estimates that are within five percent of the final harvest. In part one of this two part interview, Jackie explains the Lake Erie region and program, why crop estimation is important depending on who you are in supply chain, the standard techniques, or...

Duration:00:17:30

35: Integrated Pest Management in Sustainably Farmed Vineyards

5/3/2018
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Bart Haycraft, Vineyard Manager, Jackson Family Wines Los Alamos describes some of the techniques he for managing vineyard pests in his vineyards including cultivation, pheromones, beneficial insect releases, cover cropping, weather information, and scouting. References: 2: The Goldilocks Principle & Powdery Mildew Management 6: Fungicide Resistance in Grapes: Grower Perspective 11: Putting the “I” Back in Vineyard IPMGubler-Thomas Model Highlights from the Fungicide Resistance Tailgate...

Duration:00:15:30

34: How to Maintain Good Neighbor Relationships

4/19/2018
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Living near a vineyard is desirable to many people. Also, development pressure is pushing housing into areas which have traditionally been solely agricultural. This leads to conflicts over noise, dust, and trespassing. Deputy Agricultural Commissioner of San Luis Obispo County Marc Lea and George Donati, General Manager of Pacific Vineyard Company, discuss the types of conflicts between growers and their residential neighbors in San Luis Obispo county and some of the creative, respectful,...

Duration:00:16:39

33: Sustainable, Lake Friendly Farming in Michigan with WaterFire Vineyards

4/4/2018
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Growing grapes in Michigan is fraught with challenges, from sub-zero temperatures in the winter to high humidity in the summer. Chantal Lefevbre of WaterFire Vineyards talks about how she manages her vineyards in a sustainable way despite these challenges. As an environmental scientist who changed careers to become a winegrower, Chantal wanted to ensure her farming practices protected the lakes and frogs around her. She chose to certified her vineyard with SIP Certified as a reflection of...

Duration:00:12:07

32: Conserving Irrigation Water

3/15/2018
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Irrigation is just one of many things on a grower’s mind on any given day. To help growers conserve irrigation water in vineyards, Vineyard Team has launched a project to investigate how growers make decisions to adopt agricultural water BMPs given the competition of other management areas for the same scarce resources. Agricultural consultant Jacob Hernandez of JH Ag Consulting and Craig Macmillan, Technical Program Manager for Vineyard Team, discuss the Agricultural Water BMP Adoption...

Duration:00:18:24

31: Triple Certification at Ampelos Cellars

3/1/2018
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Peter Work, Owner, Winemaker, and Vineyard Manager at Ampelos Cellars recounts how becoming a certified organic vineyard led to becoming Demeter® biodynamic certified and eventually SIP Certified®. He explains the similarities and differences between the three certifications and how that helps him farm in a way that promotes and protects the planet, his profits, and the people who work for him. References: Ampelos CellarsDemeter® Association, Inc. Organic Pest Control in Vineyards Episode...

Duration:00:17:48

30: Managing the Landscape around the Vineyard

2/15/2018
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Lino Bozzano, Vice President of Vineyard Operations at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, explains how they graze goats and sheep to reduce the risk of fire, prevent weeds from establishing, and improve the health of grasslands as part a holistic approach to managing their 600 plus acre estate. References: 21: Investing in Sustainable Ag ResearchConservation Plan Template Ecological Pest ManagementLaetitia Vineyard & WinerySIP Certified Listen to the latest science and research with the...

Duration:00:15:00