The CSUSM Vineyard Management Series connects San Diego commercial and hobby vintners with academic lecturers who offer studied insight into the issues involved in running a vineyard.
Grape Diseases will give attendees the tools to prepare for and deal with grape diseases such as powdery mildew, bunch rot, and Pierce's Disease. Guest presenters are Dr. Doug Gubler and Dr. Nick Toscano.
- Powdery Mildew
- Canker Diseases
- Bot Canker
- Eutypa Dieback
- Esca Botrytis Bunch Rot
- Pierce's Disease
- Integrated Pest Management
Dr. Gubler has one of the strongest, most active mission-oriented research and outreach education programs within the University of California system. He has published 44 referred papers, 17 chapters, and 189 technical reports. From 1993 to 1998, he presented over 225 talks throughout California, the nation, and the world. Many of these talks were to educate growers about canopy management in grapevines, the concepts of disease forecasting, or the myriad of other subjects of which he is considered an expert. He has profoundly influenced production practices in important crops and has assumed important leadership roles at the state, national, and international levels.
Dr. Toscano is charged with conducting research that will benefit California agriculture and industry. A former director of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, he has taken a lead role in efforts to control the glassy-winged sharpshooter, an exotic pest that spreads the devastating Pierce's Disease to grape plants in Temecula and other areas of California. He is credited with developing California's first commodity-specific integrated pest management program. He also has developed pest management programs for strawberries, cotton, and alfalfa. He has consulted with several foreign countries, including Cyprus, Morocco, Egypt, and Israel.