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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
November 30, 2016


RESEARCH FOCUS

Botrytis Bunch Rot: A Disease Requiring Integrated Control
Botrytis bunch rot, which causes damage to ripening grapes in temperate regions across the world including New York, is a common yet misunderstood disease that requires a diverse set of management techniques, discussed by Wayne Wilcox.


INDUSTRY FORUM

R&D Program supports growth and sustainability of NY grape industry
Industry groups have petitioned the Dept. of Ag & Markets to establish a farm-gate value assessment to fund a Grape Research and Development Program.  In this article, growers from three New York regions express their views on the proposal.


Greg LoebFACULTY FOCUS

Five Questions for Greg Loeb
Greg Loeb, professor of entomology, discusses his research on grapes and small fruit crops, and how this work helps grape growers and industry make cost-efficient crop management decisions that also minimize environmental impact.


Student FocusSTUDENT FOCUS

Students Explore VIEN with Capstone Projects
Each year, undergraduate seniors in the Cornell Viticulture and Enology program conduct a "Capstone Project" to think critically about knowledge gained from class and also gain practical experience before entering the workforce.


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RESEARCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH


IN THE NEWS​


AWARDS

USDA announces four teams win the first I-FAST Prize competition
Alan Lakso, emeritus professor of Horticulture, and a team of researchers from Cornell and the USDA are winners of the national Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology prize.  Their nine-year collaboration won for developing a "microtensiometer" system that measures plant water and soil stresses.

Jie LiCornell graduate student earns Wine Market Council Scholarship
Applied Economics and Management Ph.D. candidate Jie Li '17 was named the inaugural Bob Kalik Scholarship recipient from the Wine Market Council.  Her research examines wine marketing and consumer habits across non-traditional U.S. wine regions such as Michigan and Missouri.


FEATURED VIDEO

Learn more about research and extension efforts in New York's diverse grape and wine regions in this promotional video for New York State Grape Programs.