Academic Personnel

Mechanical Vineyard Pruning Possible Without Replanting

April 24, 2019
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.

Viticulture and Enology’s Anita Oberholster and Linda Bisson honored in Wine Business Monthly

October 26, 2018

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

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 field.

***Important SISS Updates and Reminders***

December 14, 2015
SISS will be closed on December 24, 2015-January 1, 2016. We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016, but there will be limited staffing. Please keep this in mind and plan ahead! Please read this article for a full briefing on the upcoming deadlines.

2016 Open Enrollment through Nov. 24

November 06, 2015
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to review your insurance plan coverage and make changes if you wish. As always, it is important to take the time to review your enrollments to insure they are the best choices for you and your eligible family members.