News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
May 26, 2015
22 Years of Grape Variety Trials Shape Long Island Grape Industry
Alice Wise, association senior educator at CCE of Suffolk County, and Cornell's Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center has conducted trials for over 50 Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon clonal selections as well as 46 novel grape varieties, transforming Long Island's grape industry.
Western New York Hosts International Conference
International experts will come together to discuss the latest advancements with grapevine mechanization and precision agriculture from July 26 - 29, 2015 in Fredonia, New York. To register: http://events.cals.cornell.edu/ishs
Five Questions for Tim Martinson
As a senior extension associate, Dr. Tim Martinson shares his diverse experience and expertise with grape growers across New York State.
Seniors Demonstrate Learning Through Capstone Projects
Each spring seniors in the viticulture and enology program research and present a topic of their interest, reflecting on their time in CALS and preparing them for any future endeavor.
I Have Galls in my Vineyard: Should I Call my Nursery?
Extreme winter low temperatures may lead to more grown gall formation this growing season. Tim Martinson and Tom Burr, School of Integrative Plant Science, explain what causes this and how growers can be better prepared.
Lake Erie Growers Respond to Markets and Freezing Temperatures
While the New York State wine industry has grown considerably, severe market and weather related factors pose several challenges, discussed by Kevin Martin, extension educator for the Cornell University Lake Erie Regional Grape Program.
- Lindsay Springer Wins Top Grad Student Food Chemistry Prize
Food Chemistry graduate student Lindsay Springer wins for her research on protein limiting tannins in red wine development, awarded by the American Chemical Society. For more about Springer's research visit this Student Focus article.
- Cornell Researchers Win "Highly Commended Paper"
The International Journal of Wine Business Research awards Lauren Thomas, Miguel Gomez, and Anna Katharine Mansfield for their paper, "The effect of tasting sheet sensory descriptors on tasting room sales." The article, based on tasting room surveys at six New York wineries, showed that eliminating sensory descriptors from tasting room sheets resulted in increased sales.
RESEARCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH
- Reducing the economic impact of Grapevine Leafroll Disease in California
Cornell University and University of California researchers quantify the economic impact of grapevine leafroll disease, a widespread viral malady that can drastically reduce a vineyard's productivity.
VitisGen is transforming the future of the grape industry. In this short video industry members discuss the significance of this project and how it will shape generations to come. For more information about the VitisGen project click here.