H2O and SO2!


H20 and S02!
Irrigation systems and winemaking chemistry

Day 1- May 8 - Red Mountain Tour - H20 - Irrigation Systems: In irrigated agriculture, water is everything. Whether it’s the fundamentals of water and chemigation delivery, to the subtle nuances of timing and quantity, Washington Viticulture is defined by our water choices.  This day-long tour of Red Mountain, starting and ending at Terra Blanca in Benton City, will feature foundational information on basic irrigation system design and function, how to get the most of out of your chemigation systems, and an exploration of the latest information and technology for optimizing your irrigation scheduling for vine growth and fruit quality.  

Day 2 - May 9- Wine Science Center - S02 - Winemaking Chemistry: SO2 serves an important function in winemaking, but a solid understanding of its chemistry along with safe, legal use, is a necessity for successful application. Held at the Washington State University Wine Science Center in Richland, this half-day practical application learning session will feature SO2 chemistry, and analysis of its use in winemaking. Round out the focus by learning the microbial effects of SO2.


Event is SOLD OUT!

Registration Fees
*Registration fees do not include lunch 

Members (Washington Winegrowers)
May 8th ONLY  (H2O - Irrigation Systems) - $75
May 9th ONLY (SO2 - Winemaking Chemistry) - $75
Both Days - $145

May 8th ONLY  (H2O - Irrigation Systems) - $100
May 9th ONLY (SO2 - Winemaking Chemistry) - $100
Both Days - $195


Room Block:
Hilton Garden Inn
701 North Young Street, Kennewick, WA

Call in for rooms held under “WA Winegrowers” for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights held at $119 per night with a Cut Off Date of 4/17/2019.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:30am- 4:30pm

9:30am:        Check-in at Terra Blanca, Benton City
                            *personal vehicles will be parked at Terra Blanca for the day and bus will return here.

                     Classroom Presentations
                                Irrigation System Maintenance Theory

  Calibration--How Much Water am I really Applying?  How Can I be Sure?
Troy Peters, Professor and Extension Irrigation Engineer, Washington                  State University, Prosser

   Irrigation system maintenance;  Preventing Plugging and Maintaining Filters                  Troy Peters

  Grapevine water relations:  Physiological Knowledge that Guides Irrigation           Practice
           Yun Zhang, Viticulturist, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Prosser   

                Col Solare, Benton City

         How to Calibrate Chemigation Injection Pumps 
                      Troy Peters

·         Understanding Chemigation Systems and Comparing Water Management Styles
   Eric Wylie, Agricultural Engineer, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Prosser


12:15pm:      Wilbur-Ellis Sponsored Lunch- Fajita Buffet by Garcia's Tex Mex

               Hedges Family Estates, Benton City

         Comparing Management Styles in Practice
                   Including Organic and Biodynamic Benefits and Limitations
                   James Bukovinsky, Vineyard Manager, Hedges Family Estates

               Ciel Du Cheval, Benton City

          Irrigation Scheduling and Soil Moisture Monitoring
                   Pressure Chambers Demo   
                   Jim Holmes, Owner, Ciel Du Cheval
   Kade Casciato, Vineyard Manager, Ciel Du Cheval                                                                          

              Terra Blanca for Classroom Presentations

         Drones, Data and Decisions in Grapevine Production Management
   Lav Khot, Assistant Professor, CPAAS/IAREC Washington State University,                      Prosser

        Irrigation by Variety
              Joelle Martinez, Washington State University PhD student

         Heat Wave & Drought Stress Management
    Esther Hernandez Montes, Washington State University Postdoc
 Ben-Min Chang, Washington State University Postdoc

4:30pm         Conclude


Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:00am - 2:15pm :

9:00am:        Check-in at Washington State University Wine Science Center, Richland

                     Chemistry & Analysis of SO2
Tom Collins, Assistant Professor, Washington State University Wine Science Center,                                    Richland

                    Tasting Exercise

                    Practical Application in Winemaking
                            Jim Harbertson, Associate Professor of Enology, Washington State University Wine                                     Science Center, Richland

12:00pm:       No Host Lunch – Bring your own lunch*
                            *Café on campus and area restaurants are all driving (not walking) distance.

                   Microbial Effects of S02
Thomas Henick-Kling, Director, Viticulture & Enology, Professor of Enology,
                             Washington State University Wine Science Center, Richland

2:15pm         Conclude


Email Kate Taylor at ktaylor@wawinegrowers.org or call at 509.782.8234 OR
Email Sara Dirks at sara@idahowines.org or call at 208.332.1538

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