EGVM and Irrigation System Maintenance Tailgate

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pleasant Ridge Vineyard
2990 Pleasant Rd
San Miguel, CA 93451
The Vineyard Team

This meeting covers two topics: the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) and irrigation system maintenance. Presenters and attendees will share tips and tricks for maintaining irrigation systems and keeping an eye out for invasive pests.

This meeting will bring together experts, boots-in-the-field irrigators, and vineyard managers to share their knowledge and experience with drip irrigation system maintenance and repair. Intended for those who depend on, operate or repair drip irrigation systems in vineyards. In addition, the intention is to raise awareness of invasive pests. This special meeting will be in Spanish and English.

Laura Ramage and Samuel Bettien from the SLO County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office will talk about the EGVM, the CDFA trapping program for EGVM, and what to look for in the field.

Jacob Hernandez of JH Ag Consulting and Ben Burgoa of the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County will lead the discussion as the group looks at various irrigation system maintenance and repair issues Jacob and Ben will talk about some common problems with irrigation systems and how to address them while encouraging attendees to share their knowledge and experience.

Confirmed Speakers

Laura Ramage, Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
Samuel Bettien, Agricultural Inspector/Biologist, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
Jacob Hernandez, owner/operator, JH Ag Consulting
Ben Burgoa, Program Engineer, RCD of Monterey County

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