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Farm Advisor Lynn Wunderlich

Lynn Wunderlich is the U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor for commercial* agriculture in the Central Sierra.

*Backyard vineyard, orchard and garden questions? Please contact the UCCE Master Gardeners for advice.

B.Sc. Bacteriology. Emphasis in Plant Pathology. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1985
M.Sc. Plant Protection and Pest Management. University of California-Davis. 1997

California Pest Control Advisor (PCA)
California Qualified Applicator License (QAL)


  • Wine grape nutrition, foothill soils, and "red leaf" symptoms
  • Evaluating the powdery mildew index for foothill grown grapes
  • Early leaf pulling for Botrytis management in grapes
  • New tools for irrigation management: pressure bombing and the "surface renewal" method
  • Sprayer calibration education for improved spray efficiency
  • Evaluating Nordmann and Turkish Fir for Christmas Tree production in the Sierra foothills

Lynn was recently interviewed by the University's Extending Orchard Knowledge in California website team. View her interview on The Value of IPM in the Orchard.

Selected Publications

Wunderlich, L.R., M.L. Cooper and K.M. Daane. 2013. Seasonal biology of Ferrisia gilli (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in California Sierra foothill vineyards. J. Econ. Entomol. 106 (4): 1716-1725 (2013).

Burrack, H.J., Bingham, R., Price, R., Connell, J.H., Phillips, P.A., Wunderlich, L., Vossen, P.M., O’Connell, N.V., Ferguson, L., and F.G. Zalom.  2011. Understanding the seasonal and reproductive biology of olive fruit fly is critical to its management. California Agriculture 65(1):14-20. Download the pdf version of this California Agriculture article.

Bay, I.S., Wunderlich, L. R., Nguyen, T.N. and W.D. Gubler.  2012. Fungicide control of apple scab: 2012 field trial.  Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis. Download the free pdf of the Fungicide control of apple scab: 2012 field trialDownload the pdf of the Fungicide control of apple scab: 2013 field trial.

Daane, K.M., Cooper, M.L., Triapitsyn, S.V., Walton, V.M., Yokota, G.Y., Haviland, D.R., Bentley, W.J., Godfrey, K., and Wunderlich, L.R.  2008. Vineyard managers and researchers seek sustainable solutions for mealybugs, a changing pest complex.  California Agriculture 62(4):167-176.

Wunderlich, L. and K.M. Daane.  2009. Seasonal biology of the Gill's mealybug, Ferrisia gilli, in foothill vineyards. Annual Progress Report (2008). American Vineyard Foundation.

Wunderlich, L., K. Klonsky, and R. DeMoura. 2007. Sample costs to establish and produce apples-Fuji variety.