NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Embassy Suites, Sacramento, CA
The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA) are partnering to produce the NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop to be held this fall in Sacramento, CA. Join principals from the wine, juice, table grape and raisin sectors to hear from scientists about the sensor technologies that support grape-growing today (including the strengths and shortcomings of these offerings), what’s in the research pipeline and what advances are on the horizon. In this dynamic event, the scientists will gain valuable insight about sensor technologies, too, from a panel of early-adopters, from industry attendees and from fellow researchers, as well.
Be a part of the exploration!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
7:30 a.m. – Registration open, coffee service available
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Speaker program
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Reception
$150 – NGRA Board members
$250 – Industry and academic guests
Ticketing fees apply
All tickets include lunch and reception
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|7:30 a.m.||Coffee service available|
|8 a.m.||Welcome||Donnell Brown, NGRA President|
|8:05 a.m.||Message from the Chief||Chavonda Jacobs-Young, USDA-ARS, Acting Chief Scientist
|SESSION 1 – Vine Status and Irrigation Management from Soil to Satellite|
|8:15 a.m.||Session moderator’s kickoff||Forrest Melton, Cal State Monterey Bay|
|Proximal and in situ sensors|
|ET, soil moisture and stress detection approaches|
|8:30 a.m.||Leaf/Stem/Petiole sensors/Optical Method/Soil Moisture/TIR/Surface Renewal||Andrew McElrone, USDA-ARS, Davis|
|Tractor/robotic mounted sensors|
|9 a.m.||Canopy structure/plant condition/yield estimation||Terry Bates, Cornell University|
|Airborne/UAV sensors and algorithms|
|9:20 a.m.||Vine water use/stress/architecture/canopy volume||Alfonso Torres-Rua, Utah State|
|9:40 a.m.||Technological challenges using UAVs||Mac McKee, Utah State|
|Satellite sensors and algorithms|
|10:10 a.m.||Biomass/LAI/phenology||Feng Gao, USDA-ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab|
|10:30 a.m.||Water use/stress||Martha Anderson, USDA-ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab|
|10:50 a.m.||Microwave (soil moisture)||Wade Crow, USDA-ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab|
|11 a.m.||GRAPEX Project -Validating remote sensing algorithms||Bill Kustas, USDA-ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab|
|11:30 a.m.||GRAPEX VRDI irrigation scheduling/ET Dashboard||Kyle Knipper, USDA-ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab|
|11:50 a.m.||Satellite irrigation management support & open ET + Morning Wrap-Up||Forrest Melton|
|SESSION 2 – Pests and Diseases: Getting Beyond the Buzz|
|1 p.m.||Session moderator’s kickoff: Grape production||Julie Tarara, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates|
|1:10 p.m.||Plume sensing||Kam Leang, University of Utah|
|1:30 p.m.||Insect monitoring: Now & future||Jana Lee, USDA- ARS, Corvallis|
|1:50 p.m.||Spectral data/remote sensing||Moon S Kim, USDA-ARS|
|2:10 p.m.||Direct detection with dogs||Tim Gottwald, USDA-ARS|
|2:30 p.m.||Trapping and mapping resistance||Walt Mahaffee, USDA-ARS, Corvallis|
SESSION 3 – Data Integration and Information Transfer
|3:10 p.m.||Panel discussion: Making sense of the sensors
||Moderator: Mike Buser, USDA-ARS
|SESSION 4 – Sensors in the Real World|
|4:10 p.m.||Panel discussion: Applying the tech – An industry perspective
||Moderator: Nick Dokoozlian, E. & J. Gallo Winery
|5:10 p.m.||Closing remarks and takeaways||Nick Dokoozlian|
|5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Reception|
A block of rooms is available at the Embassy Suites for NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop attendees. To book yours, either:
- Click directly to our reservation link.
- Visit Embassy Suites Sacramento and enter group/convention code NA2.
- OR phone the hotel at (916) 326-5000 and ask for the National Grape Research Alliance discount rate.
Reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Please note: A special rate is available for USDA employees with government ID. Please use this link to make your reservation.
Fun facts: Embassy Suites offers complimentary breakfast to all guests and shuttle service to Sacramento International Airport.