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Issue 12, November 2012

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 

Issue 12, November 2012


grape vines

RESEARCH FOCUS

Fifteen years of vine root growth studies in Concords (pdf)
Using a miniature camera lowered into the root zone, Cornell physiologist Alan Lakso and Penn State root biologist David Eissenstat tracked seasonal growth of fine Concord roots over several growing seasons. Here is a summary of what they found.


Terry Acree

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Terry Acree
A professor of food science at Cornell's Geneva NYSAES campus, Terry Acree is a biochemist who focuses on challenges in flavor chemistry, including wine, with particular emphasis on aroma chemistry.


Vit logo

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Viticulture 2013: Joint conference returns to Rochester in February
Fifth in a series dating back to 2000, Viticulture 2013 brings national and international speakers in viticulture, enology, and marketing together for a three-day conference and trade show.


grapes

EXTENSION FOCUS

Brown marmorated stink bug in the Hudson Valley
Entomologist Peter Jentsch, based at Cornell's Hudson Valley Laboratory, is tracking populations of the invasive  brown marmorated stink bug and its impact on fruit crops including grapes.


grape farmer

STUDENT FOCUS

Student-run organic vineyard a classroom for collaborative learning
A block of 500 grapevines at Cornell Orchards, managed by students and used for teaching, has been certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York.


Lab work

GRAPES 101

This article contains sulfites
S02 protects wines from microbial spoilage and browning.  Ending up with the right amount in your finished wines requires frequent measurement, because of compounds in wine that bind S02. 


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