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Mar 20, 2015
DataShare Workshop, April 2, 2015
Fruit Growers Laboratory (FGL) will conduct a short workshop at Beckstoffer Vineyards to introduce some upgrades that we have made to the DataShare program. These upgrades came about as a result of discussions, suggestions and recommendations offered by participants who utilize the program.

We are also extending invitations to nonparticipants who may be interested in in hearing about this program. DataShare is a searchable database of petiole and leaf tissue nutrient test results for both bloom and veraison sampling events. The database is derived from qualified, participant growers who are clients of FGL All test results contained in the database are proprietary and no client names are visible.

The essence of the primary upgrade is that we have provided a specific tool that allows a participant to compare results from his/her own blocks to those obtained in the database search. For example, if a participant conducts a search requiring nutrient levels based on specific parameters, those results will be presented in the normal fashion based on the current version of DataShare. However, a new function is now available whereby the participant can, on the same screen, use the drop-down menu to access his /her own nutrient levels for specific blocks. This allows our DataShare clients to easily conduct comparable studies. The screen, of course, has access to all the individual findings for the search parameters in addition to summary results based on that search.

Details of the workshop are set out below:

Time: Thursday, April 2, at 9:00 AM
Location: Beckstoffer Vineyards, 8550 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford.
Duration: 1 hour

Dr. Patrick Brown, from UC Davis, who has shown a keen interest in DataShare as a research tool, will also be in attendance to answer any questions.

If you are interested in attending, please let Denis Barry know as seating is limited. He can be contacted on his cell phone 805-901-3720 or by email

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