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Integrated Grape Production

Summary The Integrated Grape Production Workgroup integrates the knowledge of AES Scientists, CE Specialists, CE Advisors, and affiliated USDA Researchers who work in wine, grape or raisin production, with the goal of ensuring the most beneficial and productive collaboration in research and extension to clientele throughout the state.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Monica Cooper (Chair)
Phone (707) 253-4221
Unit: Napa County
Membership List
AES Scientist
Adams, Douglas Viticulture & Enology
  Professor of Viticulture Biochemistry of grape ripening, tannins in grapes and wine
Bartlett, Megan UC Davis
  Professor plant biology & physiology
Bisson, Linda Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Emeritus Geneticist-AES Molecular and biochemical investigations of hexose utilization in wine and laboratory strains of yeast; metabolic factors controlling fermentation rate and end product formation; conditions affecting ethyl carbamate formation in wine
Block, David Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Chemical Engineer Optimization methods for bioprocessing; Ethanol tolerance in yeast; Catalytic conversion of agricultural waste streams
Boulton, Roger Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Chemical Engineer-AES Simulation of winemaking operations; wine stability, winery design; distilled beverage production
Cantu, Dario Viticulture & Enology
  Associate Professor of Systems Biology-AES Plant and microbial genomics, genetic resistance to diseases, bioinformatics
Ebeler, Susan Viticulture & Enology
  Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Professor of Enology Analytical chemistry. Development of methods for analysis and identification of trace components in grape and wine products.
Epstein, Lynn Plant Pathology - CAES
  Professor Biology, biochemical ecology and control of phytopathogenic fungi; fungal development; sustainable agriculture; efficient design of field trials
Heymann, Hildegarde Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Sensory Scientist Sensory Science
Karban, Richard Entomology (UCD)
  Professor Insect ecology, population regulation of animal species and the interactions between herbivores and their host plants
Lambert, Jean-Jacques
Matthews, Mark Viticulture & Enology
  Professor and Plant Physiologist-AES Plant water relations; growth biophysics; acclimation to water deficits; photosynthesis; irrigation, nutrition of grapes; grape development; xylem structure and development; Pierce's disease; Berry shrivel; winegrape quality
Meredith, Carole Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Emeritus Grapevine genetics and biotechnology
Michailides, Themis Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Plant Pathologist and Lecturer Ecology, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of fruit and nut crops and vines, postharvest diseases, aflatoxin and mycotoxins of nut crops and figs.
Mills, David Viticulture & Enology
  Professor and Associate Microbiologist Molecular biology and microbial ecology of lactic acid bacteria.
Smart, David Viticulture & Enology
  Associate Professor Root physiology and soil nutrient cycling. His current interests relate to the physiological process of root aging and population dynamics of roots under field conditions.
Walker, M. Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Geneticist-AES Genetics and breeding of grapevines; resistance to soil borne pests and pathogens; speciation and evolution breeding resistant rootstocks
Waterhouse, Andrew Viticulture & Enology
  Professor Natural product chemistry of grapes and wine, especially those that affect their health or sensory properties; analytical aspects of winemaking
Williams, Larry Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Professor Plant Physiologist-AES Influences of microclimate on physiological processes of the grapevine; cultural techniques of the grapevine associated with the production of raisins and table grapes; carbon assimilation by and allocation in the vine; effect of senescence on gas exchange characteristics; whole plant physiology
CE Advisor
Aram, Kamyar Contra Costa County
  East Bay Specialty Crops Advisor
Arnold, Kari Foundation Plant Services - CAES
  Orchard and Vineyard Systems Farm Advisor for Stanislaus County Walnuts, Apricots, Cherries and Grapes
Battany, Mark San Luis Obispo County
  Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor Water management, soil management, soil salinity, frost protection, climate and weather evaluation, weather stations and sensors, grapes and viticulture.
Beede, Robert Kings County
  (Retired) Farm Advisor Emeritus Horticulture: Tree fruit, nuts, grapes
Bentley, Walter Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Integrated Pest Management Entomologist, Emeritus Entomology
Bettiga, Larry Monterey County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Wine grape production, canopy management, pest management, rootstock and clonal evaluation.
Caprile - Emeritus, Janet Contra Costa County
  Farm Advisor Commercial fruit, nut, vine, vegetable, field, specialty crops
Cooper, Monica Napa County
  Farm Advisor-Viticulture Viticulture and Pest Management
Duncan, Roger Stanislaus County
  Farm Advisor Almonds, Peaches, misc. tree fruit
El-Kereamy, Ashraf Biology (UCR)
  Director of Lindcove REC and UCCE Specialist Specialist in Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside
Fake, Cindy Placer-Nevada Counties
  Placer and Nevada Counties, Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor Commercial Horticultural Production
Gispert, Carmen Indio Office
  Area Viticulture/Pest Management Advisor Wine and table grapes
Haviland, David Kern County
  Farm Advisor Entomologist and Pest Management. Advise in identification and control of Pest.
Kron, Cindy Sonoma County
  North Coast Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Viticulture
Lund, Karl Madera County
  Area Viticulture Advisor
Luvisi, Donald Kern County
  Farm Advisor Emeritus (Retired) Viticulture
McGourty, Glenn Mendocino County
  Viticulture & Plant Science Advisor - Emeritus Plant science--all horticultural crops including wine grapes, vegetables; viticulture; nursery and floriculture (ornamentals); landscape; also sustainable agriculture and weed science
Norton, Maxwell Merced County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus Specialties: Tree fruit, farmland preservation, figs, pomegranates, peaches
Peacock, William Tulare County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Viticulture and irrigation, soils
Phillips, Phil Santa Barbara County
  Area IPM Advisor, Emeritus Extension of IPM information and adoption of IPM through demonstration and adaptive local research; in citrus, avocados, grapes, strawberries and vegetables
Rijal, Jhalendra Stanislaus County
  Area IPM Advisor Entomology, insect pest management, insect mating disruption, insect spatial distribution and quantitative sampling, insect behavior and chemical ecology
Roncoroni, John Napa County
  Weed Science Farm Advisor, Emeritus Weed Control and Vegetation Management in Perennial Crops, Covercrops and Aquatic Weed Control
Smith, Rhonda Sonoma County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor, Emeritus Viticulture, wine grapes, water management, pest management, vine nutrition
Stapleton, James Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  IPM Plant Pathologist Integrated pest management; alternatives to synthetic chemical products for disease and pest control; solar energy in pest management; soil-plant ecology; pest issues in natural areas; biological, physical, and cultural management of reservoirs of weedy plant propagative materials; seed pathology; sustainable and appropriate pest management technologies; circular economy issues
Varela, Lucia Sonoma County
  North Coast IPM Advisor - Emeritus Apples, pears, wine grapes, pest management
Verdegaal, Paul San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Viticulture, almonds
Wunderlich, Lynn Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Viticulture and Pomology for the foothills; Sprayer calibration; Integrated Pest Management; Biological Control
Zhuang, George Fresno County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Viticulture
CE Specialist
Crisosto, Carlos Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Postharvest Physiologist Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems
Daane, Kent ESPM - Organisms and the Environment
  CE Specialist Biological control and IPM of insect pests in perennial crops (almond, grape, stone fruit, olives, pistachios), annual crops (lettuce) and ornamentals (eucalyptus, ornamental).
Fidelibus, Matthew Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Raisin, table and wine grape production,fruit quality, whole-plant physiology, plant growth regulators, weeds.
Golino, Deborah Foundation Plant Services - CAES
  CE Specialist   Director   Foundation Plant Services   Plant Pathology Department Virus diseases of horticultural crops and nursery clean stock programs
Grantham, Ted ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
  Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist climate, water management and freshwater ecology
Kurtural, S. Kaan Viticulture & Enology
  Associate Specialist for Viticulture viticulture, vineyard mechanization, canopy management, trellis systems, precision viticulture
McKenry, Michael Nematology Department
  Emeritus Nematologist and CE Nematology Specialist, Emeritus Field pathogenicity and practical control of nematodes in perennial crops
Mitcham, Elizabeth Department of Plant Sciences
  Director, Postharvest Center Postharvest physiology and technology of fruit and nut crops; emphasis on maintaining flavor quality after harvest, enhancing consumption of produce, and reducing food loss. Also studying regulation of fruit ripening and mechanisms underlying calcium deficiency disorders in fruit.
Oberholster, Anita Viticulture & Enology
  Specialist Influence of different winemaking techniques on phenol composition and quality; more specifically the polymeric pigment and tannin formation and composition; development of techniques for the measurement thereof and their subsequent influence on mouth-feel.
Pettygrove, G. Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Soils Specialist Emeritus Soil fertility; land application of wastes and wastewater; dairy manure; winegrape nutrition; precision agriculture.
Prichard, Terry Land, Air & Water Resources
  CE Irrigation  Water Management Specialist Irrigation water management, crop response to limited water supplies, water infiltration, Delta water quality and soil salinity issues
Rolshausen, Philippe Botany & Plant Sciences
  Associate CE Specialist Sub Tropical Crops
Westphal, Andreas Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Zalom, Frank Entomology (UCD)
  Distinguished Professor and CE Specialist Fruit and Vegetable Crop Entomology; Integrated Pest Management
Other ANR
Lapsley, James Viticulture & Enology
  Associate Adjunct Professor History and economics of winemaking
Rowhani, Adib Foundation Plant Services - CAES
  Plant Pathologist
Torres, Gabriel Tulare County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Plant Pathology
Baumgartner, Kendra Plant Pathology - CAES
  USDA-ARS research plant pathologist grapevine diseases
McElrone, Andrew
Steenwerth, Kerri
  Research Soil Scientist
Membership Totals
Number of Members68
ANR Members65
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