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2022

Grapevine Trunk Diseases Pt. II Webinar

Date: Thursday January 27th, 2022

For the first installment of our 2022 webinar series, we welcomed Dr. José Ramón Urbez-Torres of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Summerland Research and Development Centre in British Columbia, and Dr. Mark Sosnowski of the South Australian Research and Development Institute to present as part of a follow-up webinar to last year's session on Grapevine Trunk Diseases (GTDs). Both Dr. Urbez-Torres and Dr. Sosnowski presented research updates and perspectives on GTDs from their respective countries, with a specific focus on GTDs in mature vineyards. 

If you have any questions in regards to research and results obtained in studies of Grapevine Trunk Diseases in Canada, please contact joseramon.urbeztorres@agr.gc.ca. If you have questions about the same in Australia or New Zealand, please contact mark.sosnowski@sa.gov.au.

'Cold Hardiness and Climate Change' Cluster Update Webinar

Date: Thursday February 17th, 2022

For our first cluster research update webinar, we welcomed Dr. Harrison Wright (Activity 7A) of AAFC Kentville, Dr. Jim Willwerth (Activity 7B) of Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), and Ph.D. candidate Andréanne Hébert-Haché (Activity 5B) of Centre de recherche agroalimentaire de Mirabel (CRAM) to give presentations on their respective research projects under the Grape & Wine research cluster.

If you would like to see more research updates from these projects, you can visit the Cold Hardiness and Climate Change section of our website. For more information on all of the research activities in the cluster, click here.

Tissue Culture and Crown Gall Webinar

Date: Thursday March 24th, 2022

For our third webinar of 2022, we divide our focus between Tissue Culture and Crown Gall, with expert input from across Canada and the United States. To present on tissue culture, we welcomed Dr. Robin Browne of Acadia University, and Rob Haynes of CGCN-RCCV nursery partner Upper Canada Growers. For the discussion on Crown Gall, we saw presentations from Dr. Tanja Voegel of University of British Columbia-Okanagan, and Dr. Judit Monis of Vineyard and Plant Health Consulting.

To view PDFs of each presentation separately, please click the text buttons below:

Plant tissue culture

Grapevine crown gall: overview and prevention

Crown gall disease of grapevines: identification of a biological control and sustainable management strategies

'Management of Virus Diseases' Cluster Update Webinar

Date: Thursday April 7th, 2022

For our second cluster research update webinar, we welcome the following researchers to present updates on their respective Grape & Wine Cluster projects within the theme of managing grapevine virus diseases: Dr. Tom Lowery of AAFC Summerland (Activity 2A), Dr. Justin Renkema of AAFC Vineland (Activity 3A), Dr. Wendy McFadden-Smith of  Brock University (Activity 3B and 18B), and Dr. Debra Moreau and Dr. Harrison Wright of AAFC Kentville (Activity 4A).

If you would like to see more research updates from these projects, visit the Strategic Management of Grapevine Virus Diseases section of our website. To learn more about all of the research activities in the cluster, click here.

'Sustainable Management of Soil, Water, and Crop Quality' Cluster Update Webinar

Date: Thursday April 28th, 2022

For our third cluster research update webinar, we welcomed the following researchers to present updates on their respective Grape & Wine Cluster projects within the theme of Sustainable Management of Soil, Water, and Crop Quality: Dr. Karine Pedneault (Activity 9B), Dr. Mehdi Sharifi (Activity 10A and 10B), and Dr. Kevin Usher (Activity 11A).

If you would like to see more research updates from these projects, visit the Sustainable Management of Soil, Water, and Crop Quality section of our website. To learn more about all of the research activities in the cluster, click here.

Pinot Gris Virus and Syrah Decline Webinar

Date: Thursday May 26th, 2022

In this webinar, we divide our focus between two very important issues to the Canadian grape and wine industry: Pinot Gris Virus and Syrah decline. We are joined by leading researchers Dr. Sudarsana Poojari of Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), and Dr. Maher Al Rwahnih of Foundation Plant Services (FPS) at UC Davis, who share their expertise on their respective topics and provide advice to viewers.

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 Oenology 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

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