Monica L. Cooper

Monica L. Cooper

Farm Advisor, Viticulture
University of California Cooperative Extension
Napa, CA 94559


In April 2009, Monica Cooper joined University of California Cooperative Extension in Napa County as viticulture farm advisor.

Educated as a "plant doctor" at the University of Florida, Cooper has multidisciplinary training in plant pathology, entomology, soils, and plant science that she draws on to help growers diagnose vineyard problems. Her applied research and outreach programs provide data-driven technical information to the vineyard industry.

Cooper's research interests include disease epidemiology, pest management, rootstock evaluation, labor issues affecting farmworkers, and improvement of extension delivery. She directs the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group, a local forum for technical information and collaborative learning. Fluent in Spanish, she also offers educational programming to farmworkers.


BS, Biology: Washington and Lee University

Doctor of Plant Medicine: University of Florida

BMSB Specialization

BMSB monitoring in vineyards (Northern California)

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University of California Cooperative Extension of Napa County viticulture web page