Independent Grape Growers - Paso Robles Area
Gold Members

Vineyard Insect Pests on the Central Coast

July 19, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us to learn more about the identification of vineyard insect pests including leafhoppers, mealy bugs, and spider mites - plus, we'll talk about best practices for their control.  This seminar will be held on Zoom.


19 July, 1pm-3pm on Zoom



  • Michael Costello, Ph.D, Cal Poly SLO Wine and Viticulture Dept.
    • Subject: Vineyard Insect Pest Management (1hr CE credit)
  • Chad Reenders, Agronomist, Dellavalle Labs
    • Vineyard soil, irrigation suitability, and leaf/petiole testing



  • Identify the key vineyard insect pests on the central coast.
  • Describe cultural and chemical methods for control of vineyard insect pests and best practices for their application.
  • Delineate the most important and common vineyard soil, water, and vine tissue tests and the benefits of regular testing.
  • Explain the group rate for IGGPRA members for annual residual soil nitrogen testing as required by Ag Order 4.0 with an option for other vineyard tests, including a further Dellavalle offer to perform the field sampling.

As always, our seminars are FREE for Members and just $30 per person for Guests.  This seminar will be virtual, so feel free to invite other vineyard owners and managers that you think might be interested.  There's always room on Zoom!


Members - be sure to sign in before you RSVP to get your free tickets.


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