Issue 23, November 2015

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
November 30, 2015


Research Focus

RESEARCH FOCUS

"Free" Doesn't Always Mean Free: Rethinking SO2 Measurements
Cornell researchers Gavin Sacks and Patricia Howe have developed a simple, inexpensive headspace-gas detection tube method for measuring molecular SO2 in red wines in the winery.   


Bruce Reisch

FACULTY FOCUS
Five Questions for Bruce Reisch

Bruce Reisch, professor in the Section of Horticulture, discusses grape genetics, the New York wine industry, and offers advice for students. 


Student Focus

STUDENT FOCUS

Grad Student Uses Diverse Experience to Assist Growers
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ph.D. student Ming-Yi Chou combines his international experience to help grape growers in New York.


Grapes 101GRAPES 101

Manipulating Cluster Size at Bloom
Tim Martinson and Chrislyn Particka discuss limiting fruit set to reduce "cluster compactness" of tight-clustered grape varieties prone to Botrytis fruit rots.


Extension FocusINDUSTRY FOCUS

30 Years of Collaboration: NY Wine & Grape Foundation and Cornell
Celebrating a 30-year partnership, New York Wine & Grape Foundation and Cornell University provide research and extension to boost New York's wine industry. 


AWARDS
 

Tim MartinsonCALS Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension/Outreach
Tim Martinson, Horticulture Section, is recognized for his leadership in developing and promoting sustainable viticulture practices throughout New York State.  More information about this award can be found here.
 

Thomas BurrCALS Award for Outstanding Service to the CALS Community
Thomas Burr, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, is recognized for achievements as the Director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and his service to the Cornell campus and community.


UPCOMING EVENTS
B.E.V. NY Business. Enology. Viticulture.

This three-day conference in Rochester, New York provides research-based information for growing, making, and selling wines.


IN THE NEWS​


FEATURED VIDEO

In this latest VitisGen video (entitled "It's All About the Grapes: Wine Flavor"), Gavin Sacks, Department of Food Science, discusses how fruit quality research helps develop new grape varieties.