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CGCN-RCCV has started a four-part webinar series for 2021. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with webinar dates, visit our Contact page.

2021

Grapevine Red Blotch Virus Webinar

Date: Thursday January 21st, 2021

The first installment of this four part webinar series, we welcomed Sudarsana Poojari of Brock University's Cool Climate Oeology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Patricia Bowen of the British Columbia Summerland Research and Development Centre, and Marc Fuchs of Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. These three individuals presented on the Grapevine Red Blotch Virus (GRBV) in Canada and internationally - its effects on vine and wine, testing methods, management, and eradication strategies.

If you have questions in regards to research and results obtained in studies of Red Blotch, please contact spoojari@brocku.ca or mf13@cornell.edu. If you would like to request a copy of the study/publication presented by Patricia Bowen, please contact joseramon.urbeztorres@canada.ca

Grapevine Leafroll Virus Webinar

Date: Thursday March 25th, 2021

For the second installment of this four part webinar series, we welcomed Dr. José Úrbez-Torres and Dr. Tom Lowery of the British Columbia Summerland Research and Development Centre, and Dr. Vaughn Bell of The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited. These individuals presented on the Grapevine Leafroll Virus (GLRV) in Canada and New Zealand - its effects on vine and wine, vectors and vector management, testing methods, plant material standards, and eradication strategies.

If you have any questions in regards to research and results obtained in studies of Leafroll, please contact joseramon.urbeztorres@canada.ca. If you have questions in regards to New Zealand's mitigation strategies, please contact Vaughn.Bell@plantandfood.co.nz.

Grapevine Trunk Diseases Webinar

Date: Thursday May 27th, 2021

For the third installment of this four-part webinar series, we welcomed back José Úrbez-Torres, a Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, along with two international guests - Jonathan Kaplan, an economist at Sacramento State University, and David Gramaje, a plant pathologist from the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ICVV) in Rioja, Spain. These individuals presented on the emerging issue of grapevine trunk diseases (GTD) in Canada and internationally - what trunk diseases are, economic impacts, control strategies at the nursery level and young vineyards, and the current situation of GTD in Canada.

If you have any questions in regards to any of the presentations within the GTD webinar, please feel free to contact joseramon.urbeztorres@canada.ca, david.gramaje@icvv.es, or kaplanj@csus.edu

To view or download each presentation separately, please click the text buttons below.

What are Grapevine Trunk Diseases?

Cost of grapevine trunk diseases & the benefit from adopting preventative and mitigating strategies

Status and control of grapevine trunk diseases at the nursery and young vineyard level

Current status of grapevine trunk diseases in Canada

Grapevine Rootstocks Webinar

Date: Thursday July 22nd, 2021

For the last installment of this four part webinar series, we welcomed Dr. Jim Willwerth of Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Dr. Andy Walker of the University of California Davis, Plant Breeding Centre, Mike Watson of Arterra Wines Canada, and CGCN-RCCV's own Vice-Chair, Bill Schenck, a local Ontario grape grower. Dr. Willwerth and Dr. Walker both presented research updates and perspectives on rootstocks from their respective countries, then the webinar transitioned to a panel discussion moderated by CGCN-RCCV's BC Director, Ross Wise.

Join us again in early 2022 when we will be hosting a "one year later" update on grapevine trunk diseases. This future webinar will focus on pruning and disease management in mature vineyards. In the meantime, follow our social media accounts to stay up to date with future webinar dates and details: Facebook: @CGCNRCCV Twitter: @CGCN_RCCV

To view or download each presentation separately, please click the text buttons below.

To view Dr. Willwerth's presentation, click here

To view Dr. Walker's presentation, click here

From Our Team

  • Having a clean plant program in Canada will allow growers to replant vineyards with healthy domestically produced vines to maintain the long-term viability of their vineyards.
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