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Award winners at WAWGG Convention

WSU had many students and faculty honored at the annual Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Meeting, Convention and Trade Show, held Feb. 9-11. WSU students and scientists submitted 40 posters at the convention. Here are the winners from WSU.

Undergraduate students:

1st: Daniel Hottell (WSU VE undergraduate student) – Gambling with Grafting:  Do’s and Don’ts During Top-Grafting

2nd: Nathaniel Roberge (WSU VE Undergraduate student) – The Ecology of Red Wine Fermentation

3rd: Corydon Funk (WSU VE Undergraduate student) – Climate and relation to quality

Graduate students:

1st: Eric Gale (Hort MS student) – Defining Grapevine Root Cold Hardiness

2nd: Katherine East (Hort MS student)– Root-Know Nematode:  Developing Integrated Management Tools for Washington State Grape Growers

3rd: Zachary Cartwright (Food Sci Ph.D. student) – Analysis of Brettanomyces bruxellensis in Different Types of Oak Staves


1st: Michelle Moyer (WSU Faculty, IAREC) – Evaluation of Rootstocks for Nematode Management in Washington Vineyards

2nd: Naidu Rayapati (WSU Faculty, IAREC) – Tackling emerging soil-borne virus diseases in Washington vineyards

3rd: Lynn Mills (WSU Scientific Asst, IAREC) – Pruning approaches to revive cold-injured Merlot grapevines


Recently published WSU research

Title: Development of a grower-conducted inoculum detection assay for management of grape powdery mildew
Authors: Thiessen, L. D.; Keune, J. A.; Neill, T. M.; Turechek, W. W.; Grove, G. G.; Mahaffee, W. F.
Source: PLANT PATHOLOGY, 65 (2):238-249; 10.1111/ppa.12421 FEB 2016

Authors: Zuehlke, J. M.; Glawe, D. A.; Edwards, C. G.
Source: JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION, 39 (6):1016-1026; 10.1111/jfpp.12315 DEC 2015

Title: Weather During Critical Epidemiological Periods and Subsequent Severity of Powdery Mildew on Grape Berries
Authors: Moyer, Michelle M.; Gadoury, David M.; Wilcox, Wayne F.; Seem, Robert C.
Source: PLANT DISEASE, 100 (1):116-124; 10.1094/PDIS-12-14-1278-RE JAN 2016

Title: Developmental and Metabolic Plasticity of White-Skinned Grape Berries in Response to Botrytis cinerea during Noble Rot
Authors: Blanco-Ulate, Barbara; Amrine, Katherine C. H.; Collins, Thomas S.; Rivero, Rosa M.; Vicente, Ariel R.; Morales-Cruz, Abraham; Doyle, Carolyn L.; Ye, Zirou; Allen, Greg; Heymann, Hildegarde; Ebeler, Susan E.; Cantu, Dario
Source: PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 169 (4):2422-2443; 10.1104/pp.15.00852 DEC 2015


Do you know a WSU student, faculty member, alumnus or wine industry member who deserves a cheer? Submit their achievements to Voice of the Vine Editor Scott Weybright!