News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
Issue 5 February 2011
Improving Spray Deposition through Engineering Innovation (pdf)
Matching airflow and liquid flow to canopy characteristics is the key to improving spray deposition and reducing off-target drift.
5 Questions for Andrew Landers
Landers brings his expertise in engineering to bear upon the challenge of safe and effective pesticide applications in vineyards.
From Biomedical Studies to Winemaking
Singapore native Bingming Thum found his passion for winemaking through the Viticulture and Enology program.
New York State IPM Program to Close in March
The 30-year old New York State IPM program is slated to end in March. What will remain of their programs and services?
How Grapevine Buds Gain and Lose Cold-hardiness
Each year buds transition from a cold-tender to cold-hardy state through a gradual process that starts around veraison and continues through the winter.
IN THE NEWS
- Grape genomics study makes news headlines
A newly published study of genetic diversity in wine and table grapes was featured in major news outlets, including the New York Times, the BBC , and USA Today. The study by Sean Myles and colleagues from the USDA-ARS and Cornell both analyzes the grapevine's genetic diversity and assesses the implications for the future of the grape and wine industries.
- Financial Impact of Grapevine Leafroll Virus in New York Vineyards
Economic analysis by grad student Shadi Atallah and Miguel Gomez, assistant professor in the Charles Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management shows that leafroll transmitted through nursery stock costs growers $9,000 to $16,000 per acre over the life of a vineyard.
- Former Cornell Grad Student Moyer Named as Washington State University Extension Viticulturist
Michelle Moyer, Ph.D. '10, student of plant pathologists Robert Seem and David Gadoury, was recently hired as the extension viticulture specialist at Washington State University.
- Web site promotes Traminette as Indiana's Signature Wine
Traminette, a Cornell variety released in 1997 from Bruce Reisch's grape breeding program, is the subject of the Indiana Wine Grape Council's new web marketing campaign, Try On Traminette.
- Four Winter Conferences for Grape Growers and Winemakers
Four winter conferences, hosted by regional extension programs and the Cornell enology extension program, are slated for February through April at locations around New York.
- Cornell Invites Wine Enthusiasts to Attend CUVEE
The Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience (CUVEE) pairs respected Cornell enologist Kathy Arnink and viticulturist Alan Lakso with leading Finger Lakes wine professionals for an intensive week-long program exploring the science of grape growing and wine making.