Issue 13, March 2013

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 
Issue 13 March 2013


grapes

RESEARCH FOCUS

Introducing Aromella and Arandell: Newest Products of Cornell's Grape Breeding Program
'Arandell' and 'Aromella' are the 55thh and 56th grape varieties named by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and provide exciting new options for growers.


Pat Howe

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Pat Howe
Pat Howe brings 30 years of experience in wine production in Napa, California, and a strong teaching and consulting background to her new job as lecturer for undergraduate enology classes at Cornell.


Red Blotch disease

EXTENSION FOCUS

Cornell and UC Davis Identify New Virus Associated with Red Blotch Disease
A newly-described virus is found to be associated with grapevine red blotch disease.


Student Focus

STUDENT FOCUS

A Crush on Napa: A January internship at Bin to Bottle
Cornell Viticulture and Enology majors Chelsea Gallup '13 and Stacey Moskwa '14 spent two and a half weeks in January at Bin to Bottle Winery, a state-of-the-art custom crush winemaking facility in Napa Valley.


grapes

GRAPES 101

Untangling the concepts of vine size, capacity, crop level, vigor, and vine balance
Vine size, vine capacity, cropping level, vine vigor, and vine balance are all related concepts describing vine productivity. They are commonly—but not always consistently—used. Horticulture professor Alan Lakso defines and explains them.


IN THE NEWS


FEATURED VIDEO

  • Eutypa Dieback
    Springtime is a good time to diagnose and flag vines with eutypa dieback.  Tim Weigle, Senior Extension IPM Specialist, based at the CLEREL laboratory in Portland, NY, demonstrates how to diagnose Eutypa cankers and replace trunks.