News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program, August 2019
Plant Pathologist David Gadoury's collaborative research shows nighttime applications of UV light can control powdery mildew on grapes, strawberries, and in greenhouses.
David Gadoury is a a senior research associate at Cornell AgriTech, whose research encompasses such cutting edge subjects as high-thoroughput phenotyping of powdery mildew and pest management using UV light treatments.
Two Cornell Engineering graduate students, Hunter Adams and Jonathan Jaramillo, are using their skills to develop prototype products for grape producers.
The Shaulis scholarship program provides a stipend to promising Cornell and Finger Lakes Community College students, to allow them to spend a summer conducting research projects with Cornell scientists.
The roots of the grape may be difficult to see, but they are equally as important as the above ground grapevine for management and vine health. Extension specialist Tim Martinson explains root biology and seasonal growth patterns.
RESEARCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH
James Taylor, of the Efficient Vineyard Program, discussing how cost- and time-effective methods to spatially map crop load across the vineyard could provide a decision support system to help managers apply the best shoot and crop thinning practices.
Deconstructing cold hardiness: variation in supercooling ability and chilling requirements in the wild grapevine Vitis riparia
Jason Londo, Geneva-based USDA-ARS scientist, examined 43 Vitis riparia accessions to examine cold-hardiness traits that decrease the likelihood of winter injury, including low mid-winter bud freezing temperatures, high chilling requirements, and reduced deacclimation rates.
Nov 13, NGRA-ARS Sensor Technology Workshop
Held in Sacramento, CA, nearly 30 scientists (including Cornell scientists Terry Bates and Katie Gold) will present their work developing sensor technologies for vine status and management, data integration, and modeling applications.
Drones, Sensors, Satellites and Cameras: New tools for managing a vineyard for sustained production
This August 5th Wine Business Daily feature provided an in-depth summary of the July Digital Viticulture field day in this article.
Viticulture Goes Digital With Symposium and Tour
A Growing Produce article summarizes July's Digital Viticulture field day 'Digital Viticulture' demonstrations.
Proceedings from the Shaulis Symposium on Digital Viticulture
The Nelson Shaulis field tour and symposium, held July 17-18 included two days of field demonstrations and talks. Here are links to access posters, video recordings, and brief summary articles presented at the symposium and field tours.
Tim Martinson receives Outstanding Achievement Award from ASEV-Eastern Section
Tim Martinson, senior viticulture extension associate at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY, received the Outstanding Achievement award at the ASEV-Eastern Section conference in Geneva, NY on July 16.
Disease-resistant varieties are on the way: Can we ensure they last?
The full issue of Wine Business Monthly containing this article is available with a free account at https://www.winebusiness.com/wbm/.
How Winemakers Analyze pH and Its Impact on Wine
Ann Katharine Mansfield, Associate Professor of Enology at Cornell AgriTech, was interviewed for this article on the importance of pH and titratable acidity in measuring wine quality.
Digital Viticulture Field Tour Highlights. Here are some highlights from the July 17th Digital Viticulture Field Tour, which occurred in conjunction with the Shaulis Symposium and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture - Eastern Section meeting.