AWARDS AND HONORS
The New York Wine and Grape Foundation presented its Research Award to Greg Loeb at its annual Unity Banquet on April 13 at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY. The Unity Banquet was created some 20 years ago as a way to recognize, encourage and celebrate cooperation among grape growers, wineries, grape juice producers and others to advance the entire industry. Loeb, professor in the department of entomology at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva since 1992, was cited for his work in support of the grape industry in insect ecology, Integrated Pest Management, biological control and plant-insect interactions. The award was presented by John Martini of Anthony Road Winery. Loeb noted the great working relationship between Cornell researchers, extension educators and the industry in identifying and solving relevant problems. He also acknowledged his lab members and collaborators at Cornell and other institutions for their significant contributions to the program.
A full listing of awards presented at the Unity Banquet can be found in the current Wine Press newsletter published by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.