UMass Grape Trunk Disease & Integrated Invasive Insect Pest Management Twilight Meeting
Where: Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery
417 Hixbridge Rd, Westport, MA
Light fare provided.
2 Pesticide credits awarded
Come hear Dr. Elsa Petit discuss her ongoing work on best practices for managing trunk diseases (esp. Eutypa) in V. vinifera and hybrid wine grape varieties and Dr. Jaime Piñero discuss his work on managing invasive insect pests (SWD, BMSB and Spotted Lanternfly), in commercial fruit production systems. Drs. Piñero and Petit are new faculty at UMass who are doing important and relevant work for the vituculture industry. Come meet them, hear what they are working on and let them know what issues are important to the success of your vineyard.
5:00 - Welcome and Introductions
5:15 - Vineyard Walkabout and Questions
6:15 - Gather indoors and collect some light fare to enjoy during the speaking program
6:30 - Managing Eutypa and other Trunk Diseases in Wine Grapes - Dr. Elsa Petit, UMass
7:15 - IPM for Invasives in the Vineyard (SWD, BMSB and Spotted Lanternfly) - Dr. Jaime Piñero, UMass
8:00 - Meeting Adjourned