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Colorado Viticulture Winter webinar series

Japanese beetle in Grand Junction

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MDT

Colorado State University logo with text "Winter Webinar Series" in front of a snowy vineyard


“Lunch and Learn” series of webinars focused on issues, pest and disease updates, and technology of interest for the Colorado wine industry


What is Japanese beetle and why should vineyard owners care? Join the CSU viticulture team and Mel Schreiner as she provides an update on the detection of a Japanese beetle breeding population found July of 2022 in Grand Junction. Japanese beetle history, identification, biology, life cycle, and current management efforts will be discussed. 

The event will be held Virtually and take place on April 27th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT.

Preregistration on Eventbrite is required to receive Zoom log-in information:

Registration closes April 27th at 11:00AM to allow time for delivery of Zoom information.

The email provided to Eventbrite will be the email we will be sending all workshop communications to. Be sure to use an email that is checked regularly.


12:00 PM      Attendees join

12:05 PM      Quick updates and speaker introduction

12:10 PM      Topic of the day

12:45 PM      Questions for the speaker

1:00 PM      Adjourn

Speaker Biography

Mel works as a state entomologist for Colorado State University Extension, focusing in the Tri-River Area (TRA) of Colorado. Her program helps to solve agricultural, urban, public health, and natural resource issues relating to pest management and entomology in Western Colorado. The TRA entomology team conducts several annual CAPS surveys monitoring for exotic pests in stone fruit and grapes. Mel also runs several diverse programs that support community members, master gardeners, producers, extension agents, pest management professionals, with the provision of insect/plant damage diagnostics and insect education. Please reach out to if you have questions concerning arthropods in the TRA or on the western slope of Colorado. Mel’s direct line at the Mesa County office is 970-244-1838

Headshot of Melissa Schreiner

Contact Information

For more information on the workshop please contact: Dr. Charlotte Oliver (

Anyone attending this program who requires auxiliary aids or services, please contact Charlotte Oliver at 970-241-3346, ext. 105 or

Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. | Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. | CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English.

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Charlotte Oliver

970-241-3346 ext. 105

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