Economic Hurdles to Adoption

Economic Hurdles picJonathan Kaplan

Kaplan reports on an economic model, for adoption of practices and, for prevention of trunk disease pathogens. This report discusses economic cost and payback time of these management adoptions, based on reducing yield loss and cost of implementing preventative practices.

Link to the presentation : “Economic Hurdles to Adoption

Development of web application of grapevine trunk diagnostic tool

Web app picMizuho Nita, and Sabrina Hartley

Progress update on development of web and mobile diagnostic application that will enable growers to properly diagnose trunk vine diseases and in return help determine proper management practices for the specific trunk disease identified.

Link to the presentation: Development of web application of grapevine trunk diagnostic tool

Detection of trunk pathogen inoculum in young vineyards to encourage adoption of preventative practices.

Lawrence.screenshotDaniel Lawrence

Objectives are:
-Possible pathogen detection tools for growers.
-Evaluate and improve culture and molecular detection methods.
-Promote preventative practices to minimize pruning wound infections.
-Develop prediction models to improve decision making processes for pruning times and possible treatments.

Link to the presentaiton: “Detection of trunk pathogen inoculum in young vineyards to encourage adoption of preventative practices

Identifying Sociological Hurdles to Adoption of Trunk Disease Management Practices

Identifying Socio HurdlesVicken Hillis, Mark Lubell, and Kendra Baumgartner

This research is a broad effort to understand grower decision making in the context of trunk disease management.”  A presentation on a research survey to identify hurdles in which farm managers, consultants, and the like, face when adoption of new management practices may be necessary.

Link to the presentation: “Identifying Sociological Hurdles to Adoption of Trunk Disease Management Practices

2014 Board Meeting -Renaud Travadon & Kendra Baumgartner

BaumgartnerTravadon_GrapeGermplasm.picRenaud Travadon & Kendra Baumgartner

Developing rapid grapevine screening process to identify wine and table grape cultivars for resistance to Eutypa Dieback based on foliar and woody symptoms. Future efforts towards comparing gene expression profile between previously characterized resistance and susceptible cultivars.

Based on previously discovered Phomopsis resistant genes, determine if woody tissue resistant genes can be linked to green tissue symptom expression.

Determine how anatomical and chemical differences effect Botryosphaeria resistance levels in 7 table grape cultivars.

Link to the presentation: “Baumgartner and Travadon presentation for the board meeting 2014”