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Grower Seminar With Andy Walker June 12

 

SUISUN VALLEY VINTNERS & GROWERS   ASSOCIATION

4160   Suisun Valley Road

Suite   E   PMB 141

Suisun Valley, CA 94534

SVVGA   presents to our members at no charge:

Grower   Seminar

“WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT ROOT STOCKS”

DATE:   JUNE 12, 2012

TIME:   10:30 AM

PLACE:   WOODEN VALLEY WINERY

BOX   LUNCH SERVED AT 12 NOON.

1:00PM   PM DEPART

PLEASE   ADVISE IF YOU ARE ATTENDING AND WITH THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GUESTS SO WE CAN   PLAN FOR SEATING AND LUNCH.

CALL   BY JUNE 8TH TO 707-864-0730 OR EMAIL TO www.woodenvalley.com

 

Growers   seminar   Dr. M. Andrew Walker

Professor & Geneticist Louis P. Martini Endowed   Chair in Viticulture Department of Viticulture and Enology Agricultural and   Environmental Sciences 

Ph.D., Genetics, University of California at Davis

 

Office: 2152 RMI North Building
Phone:   530-752-0902
Fax: 530-752-0382
Email: awalker@ucdavis.edu

 
       Research
  Dr. Walker has been a faculty member of the   Department of Viticulture and Enology since 1989, the same year he began   breeding grapes. His research program focuses on developing new rootstocks   with resistance to fanleaf, dagger and root-knot nematodes and phylloxera.   His lab studies the genetics of resistance to these pests, their genetic   diversity and aggressivity, and host/pest interactions of these pests with   grape species. Dr. Walker’s lab is also actively involved in breeding table,   raisin and wine grapes for resistance to Pierce’s disease and powdery mildew.   Lab activities include classical breeding and inheritance studies, the   development of rapid resistance assays, field trials of promising rootstock   and scion selections, DNA marker analysis and mapping, and genetic   engineering. He teaches two parts of a three-quarter course, Viticultural   Practices VEN 101A and B, which instructs students in rootstock and scion   selection and identification, propagation practices, pruning and training,   trellising, and vineyard development. He also serves as Chair of the   Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate Group, which administers the M.S. degree   in Viticulture and all applied plant programs. Dr. Walker received his   Bachelor’s in Botany in 1975, a Master’s in Horticulture/Viticulture in 1983,   and a PhD in Genetics in 1989 from the University of California, Davis. In   November 2000, he was appointed the Louis P. Martini Endowed Chair in   Viticulture.

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