Valley viticulture group to meet in Fresno Nov. 17 to discuss raisin issues

The San Joaquin Valley Viticulture group will meet to discuss raisin issues on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fresno Farm Bureau, 1274 W. Hedges in Fresno.

Topics will include weather and its effects on grape-growing and disease management; growers' perspective on producing the 2010 crop; pruning overhead dried-on-the-vine raisins to optimize yield and quality; and how packers will deal with the 2010 raisin crop.

Registration fee is $10 and includes lunch. The public is invited to attend.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call (559) 661-5539.

-- Carol Reiter