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Templates & Forms

The following template serves as a guide to assist growers in creating a customized Integrated Pest Management Plan. This template is primarily relevant to Chapter 6 “Pest Management” of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing.

2020
Guides

This document contains the CCSW red and yellow listed (prohibited and/or restricted) crop protection materials. These materials are regulated as restricted by the US Environmental Protection Agency and/or California DPR.

2020
Templates & Forms

Complete this form with your application for certification when using crop protection materials from the yellow list. 

2020
Case Studies

This month features Teri Kerns of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery discussing her new certification and the ways she incorporates environmentalism into her business.

2017
Videos

A video tutorial on how to use the Sprayer Decision Tool: Air Blast vs. Electrostatic Sprayers (available here)

2017
Videos

A video tutorial on how to use the Trunk Disease Management Online Tool (available here).

2017
Interactive Tools

This tool assists growers in comparing the financial cost of air blast dilute sprayers (fan assisted) and electrostatic sprayers. The tool provides a summary of the present value for the two sprayer types allowing growers to determine potential payback periods for each sprayer.

2017
Handouts

A handout about trunk disease prevention practices and the Economic Tool that enables growers to compare long-term cost savings from early adoption. See companion resources: interactive tool and video tutorial on trunk disease.

2017
Interactive Tools

 This Grapevine Trunk Disease web-based tool is designed to help growers assess the costs and economic benefits of implementing various preventative practices at different ages of vineyard maturity.

2017
Videos

A 04:56 minute video about vineyard trunk disease. Trunk diseases are the limiting factor of vineyard longevity and one of the main reasons why many vineyards are replanted after only 15 to 20 years.

2017
Templates & Forms

An excel based scouting template and a handout on identifying and treating hot spots, and using economic thresholds.

2017
Templates & Forms

An excel weed scouting template and handout to help growers assess and identify their weeds.

2017
Guides

This criterion and associated educational boxes address the use of Red/Yellow list (prohibited and/or restricted) crop protection materials as part of the certification requirements. Vineyards that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) may not use Red List materials by their second year of certification.

2017
Guides

Learn how sustainable winegrowing practices can help to mitigate risk in the vineyard. Funded in part by USDA Risk Management Agency.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Bronco Wine Company's vineyard manager Jose "Junior" Robles discussing the use of owls to manage rodents in the vineyards.

2016
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features three case studies of sustainable practices that include precision farming, weather stations and owl boxes among other things.

2011
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter discusses how animals are used for pest management.

2006
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features an overview of CSWA workshop content, biodigesters, IPM, and rodent control practices.

2005
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features sustainable pest management at Cooper-Garrod, Paul Masson Cellars, and Dry Creek Vineyards.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the benefits of preserving wildlife habitat and corridors near wineries and vineyards.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features cover cropping, with a look at the experiences and expertise at Trinchero Family Estates, Cinnabar Vineyards and Winery and Domaine Chandon.

2002