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Winery Grower Relations

Your winemakers are the artists and masters of the cellar, your farmers are hardworking, nurturers of their vines.  Let me help the winemaker and the vineyard manager stay in communication, growing the vintage as a professional team focused on delivering the best quality grapes which meet winery specifications.  Programs can be designed to service any size winery and grower program - from one grower, to 20 growers, from 200 vines to 200,000 vines. As a California Certified Crop Adviser and a licensed Pest Control Adviser with more than 20 years of growing experience across a variety of crops, I can help your team grow and harvest great fruit, build industry alliances, and reduce crop production risk by delivering professional, responsive service to both the winemaker and the grower.

Soil Health & Fertility

Soil is the most important resource you have on your farm. How you manage your soil impacts the quality of the crop you harvest this year, and in the years to come. Custom cover crop mixes, mulches and in-season mechanical and cultural operations can be designed to work into your budget, farming plans, and harvesting objectives to help you build a legacy of healthy soil. Together, we will customize fertilizer schedules and select materials which will help you produce the highest quality crop, complement your soil health efforts, and fit your budget.Crop Quality and Nutrient Density

 

 

 

 

Pest and Disease Management

For most crops, a single harvest determines the success and profit for the entire season.  Anticipating pest and disease issues is the foundation of building and growing a farming business, year-in and year-out.  Scouting your vineyards and fields to observe and monitor the phenological nuances of your crop is a proactive, adaptive crop management action which can save you money and potentially reduce your pesticide use.  Having a plan ready and options on-hand should the weather, pests or disease develop, keeps you in a proactive, protective farming mode, not a reactive, curative race to catch-up to problems and issues.

 Crop Budgets, Planning

Having a plan ready and options on-hand should the weather, pests or disease develop, keeps you in a proactive, protective farming mode, not a reactive, curative race to catch-up to problems and issues.

Soil Health & Fertility

Soil is the most important resource you have on your farm. How you manage your soil impacts the quality of the crop you harvest this year, and in the years to come. Custom cover crop mixes, mulches and in-season mechanical and cultural operations can be designed to work into your budget, farming plans, and harvesting objectives to help you build a legacy of healthy soil. Together, we will customize fertilizer schedules and select materials which will help you produce the highest quality crop, complement your soil health efforts, and fit your budget.Crop Quality and Nutrient Density