Issue 8, December 2011

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 
Issue 8 December 2011


Tractor mounted imaging system

RESEARCH FOCUS

Automating Measurements of Canopy and Fruit to Map Crop Load in Commercial Vineyards (pdf)
Crop load - the ratio of exposed leaf area to fruit - is a key measure of vine performance. A collaborative project is using tractor-mounted imaging systems to develop crop load maps capturing variability in vine size and cropping levels. 


Miguel Gomez

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Miguel Gomez
Miguel Gomez, assistant professor of horticultural marketing since 2008, has initiated several projects with New York's grape and wine industry as part of a broader program to enhance market opportunities for horticultural products.


lab work

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Endowment Funding Spurs Innovation in Grape and Wine Research  at Cornell
Funding from industry and private donors is fueling short-term projects that are focused, pro-active, and innovative.


Wine glass

GRAPES 101

Conversion Factors: From Vineyard to Bottle
How many grapes does it take to produce a glass of wine? Cases per ton? Bottles per acre? Hectoliters per hectare? Chris Gerling explores the ins and outs of conversion factors.


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