In April 2009, Dr Monica Cooper was appointed Viticulture Farm Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Napa County. Educated as a ‘Plant Doctor’ at the University of Florida, she has professional training in plant pathology, entomology, soils and plant science. Her research interests include viticulture, pest management, and vineyard team dynamics. She is Executive Director of the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, and has an active outreach program with the goal of extending science-based technical information to the vineyard industry. Monica will be presenting Case study: successfully managing Pierce’s disease and Red Blotch on Tuesday in Session 6.