As a cooperative extension specialist with the University of California-Davis, Sahap Kaan Kurtural leverages artificial intelligence to enable vineyard managers to optimize irrigation without huge capital investments.
Mechanical Vineyard Pruning Possible Without Replanting
April 24, 2019
The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection will be part of the weekly Thursday evening “After Dark” series at the Exploratorium this Thursday March 12, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Visitors can learn how we use yeast to make many different fermented foods and beverages, view microbes from some foods and beverages under the microscope, see and smell different species of yeast, and learn about the current research going on at the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection.
One of the major concerns regarding mechanical vineyard pruning is the time and cost associated with replanting a vineyard in a manner that would accommodate the process. However, a report from University of California Cooperative Extension researchers that was published in HortTechnology demonstrates that replanting is not necessary. Research conducted in Madera County found that growers can mechanize their operations by retraining vines without suffering any fruit loss or decline in quality.
Trends in Vineyard Irrigation: A Who's Who in Vineyard Water Management Honors Larry Williams
April 22, 2019
Larry Williams has remained busy since he retired last July from UC Davis after 36 years in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.
Last Thursday was no different. Williams was honored at an all-day seminar on vineyard irrigation and vine water management at UC Davis. Williams invited the speakers, including former graduate students and colleagues. Williams prepared two presentations of his own, including one with 141 slides on the highlights in vineyard irrigation over the past 36 years.
UC Davis, wine industry cultivate relationship
February 19, 2019
Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner Ranch vineyard manager Guerrero is experimenting with Cabernet Sauvignon vines and other varieties elevated by a single wire at 66 inches – plantings that are 2-3 feet higher than the traditional winegrape canopy.
Kaan Kurtural's Interview on SiriusXM Radio
February 01, 2019
Dr. Kaan Kurtural joined the faculty at University of California Davis in November 2015. His work focuses on vineyard mechanization and precision viticulture interpreting ecophysiological response of the grapevine to inherent variabilities that may exist in large landscapes. His laboratory is at the historic Oakville Experimental Vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley of California.
Anita Oberholster, UC Davis Cooperative Extension specialist in enology, is listed among the Wine Business Monthly’s 2018 list of the 50 most influential leaders in the wine business. Retired professor Linda Bisson was listed as an influential leader in the magazine’s “Hall of Fame.”
The magazine acknowledged Oberholster, who joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology in 2011, for “making wine research useful.” Her research focuses on the influence of viticultural practices and environmental factors on grape ripening and wine quality.
Viticulture & Enology Recruitment Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology
December 07, 2017
VEN winery leadership has at last rounded out the helm! We welcomed Eric Hanson, Assistant Winemaker, in the Fall, and Ryan Leeman, Cellarmaster to our department in March.
The Department of Viticulture and Enology, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology. This is an academic year (9month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station
FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
November 09, 2016
Assistant Professor of Crop Sensing and Automation
Departments of Viticulture and Enology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering
University of California, Davis
The Departments of Viticulture and Enology and Biological and Agricultural
Engineering in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University
of California, Davis are recruiting an Assistant Professor of Crop Sensing and
Automation in Vineyard Systems with a preferred emphasis in sensor development,
robotics, biological and agricultural engineering, viticulture, plant science, or a related
The following scale must be applied to all new initial appointments of Postdoctoral Scholars February 1, 2016 or later.
Oakville Vineyard Viticulture Postdoctoral Research Scholar Opening
Job Function: Scientific Research
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