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Viticulture and Small Fruits

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Ashraf El-Kereamy, PhD, Research and Extension Center Specialist

Lindcove REC
22963 Carson Avenue, Exeter, CA 93221 

aelkereamy@ucanr.edu (559) 592-2408

Minerva Gonzalez, Viticulture Laboratory Assistant

mvgonzalez@ucanr.edu (661) 868-6236





The Viticulture Farm Advisor provides a broad based, off-campus education and research program in the fields of viticulture (with an emphasis on table and wine grapes), small fruits production, post-harvest handling, pest/pathogen management, agricultural associations, governmental agencies and homeowners in Kern County. Major duties include providing information to grape growers on the latest and most efficient means of production viticulture through a variety of methods such as newsletters, media, consultations and commodity meetings. Current research includes monitoring and control of Pierce's disease in Kern County, use of rootstocks for table grape production, cultural practices for table grape production and efficacy of pre-harvest fungicides for post-harvest life of table grapes.