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The Art and Science of Vineyard Grazing
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Contact: Matthew Shapero, mwkshapero@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension

Speakers will include:

Mark Battany, UCCE, Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor
“Why do we grow cover crops in our vineyards anyway?”

Morgan Doran, UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
“What you need to know before grazing a vineyard”

Producer Panel and Discussion featuring:

  • Sheep producers:
    Robert and Jaime Irwin, Kaos Sheep Outfit, Lake County, and
    Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch, San Benito County
  • Vineyard producers: 
    Kari Flores, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Napa County, and
    Sarah Cahn Bennett, Navarro Vineyards & Winery, Mendocino County

Cristina Lazcano, UC Davis, Assistant Professor
“Evaluating short-term changes in C and N cycling to assess environmental benefits and tradeoffs of sheep grazing in vineyards.”

Kelsey Brewer, UC Davis, PhD Candidate, Gaudin Agroecology Lab
“C sequestration potential and soil health outcomes of sheep grazing in vineyards”

For more information, please contact Matthew Shapero, UCCE Livestock & Range Advisor; mwkshapero@ucanr.edu, 805-645-1475