Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 02:00

The BCGA is excited to host

Michelle Moyer, Washington State University

In 2023, the Okanagan Valley saw very heavy powdery mildew pressure and growers found that their regular spray programs did not control the severity. This means we need to continue spray programs this year to reduce the spread of the fungus.  

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Michelle Moyer present an overview of best practices for controlling powdery mildew. Her presentation will cover practical topics to understand powdery mildew and how to control it: 

- Virus biology

- Best practices for cultural and chemical choice selection

- A review of spray programs that failed and analysis of why they might have failed 

- Sprayer calibration.  

Dr. Moyer is the most knowledgeable viticulture researcher of powdery mildew in North America.  Her work has focused on  critical aspects such as the impact of weather conditions on the spread and growth of powdery mildew and she researches alternative sprayer systems. This is your opportunity to have all your questions answered.

Wednesday, April 17
2pm- 3:30
Registration: $15

We will email the  Zoom link to registrants on the morning of the event.  

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 12:00

Join representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Environment for an overview of the Code of Practice for Agricultural Environmental Management, nutrient application (including during replant and renewal periods, on cold damaged grape vines), records, and the 4Rs.  A case study will be shared along with details on the Environmental Farm Plan and Sustainable Winegrowing BC.

Click here to register

Membership on the R&D Committee is open to all grape growers and winery representatives, in good standing, on a voluntary basis as well as non-voting members who are partners and stakeholders. 

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 11:00

Wine Tasting
At the Naramat Vault
3755-2nd St, Naramata

April 20, 2024
11am - 3pm
Live music, food trucks and more!

Presented by Sustainable Winegrowing BC
Tickets on eventbrite.

 Discount code: SWBCTRADE20 to save 20% off your tickets for this exciting event!

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