Faculty

Lewis Brews a Place in the Smithsonian

November 05, 2019

New display “Brewing a Revolution” honors Michael Lewis as “The Professor” and includes the “well-used and beat-up” textbook he used for years, training and mentoring multiple generations of brewers.  Read the full article at UC Davis News by clicking the link below.

UC Davis’ Kaan Kurtural Shares Advancements in Precision Viticulture

October 21, 2019
It used to be that growers had few if any options in bring uniformity to a vineyard with so much variability in soil type among other geographical characteristics. There have been so many recent developments and technological advances in plant and soil sensing equipment that has taken precision viticulture to a whole new level. Watch this brief interview with UC Davis Viticulture Extension Specialist Kaan Kurtural as he discussed this at UCCE Grape Day recently at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine.

FST Chair Dr. Linda Harris named Fellow of IAFP

September 10, 2019

Department Chair Dr. Linda Harris was awarded Fellow at the Annual International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting in Louisville KY on July 21, 2019.  Dr. Harris served as President of IAFP from 2017-2018.

Also notable at the same meeting: Professor Michelle Danyluk (Ph.D. UC Davis FST 2006 in the Harris Lab) was appointed incoming Secretary to the Executive Board of IAFP, and as a result, she is slated to serve as President of the association in 2022-2023.

Congratulations to Dr. Harris and Dr. Danyluk!

Professor Sue Ebeler's ASEV Honorary Research Lecture

August 05, 2019

Professor Sue Ebeler recently gave the ASEV Honorary Research Lecture at the ASEV annual meeting in June.  Her lecture, titled "Perspectives on Grape and Wine Flavor: Past, Present, and Future" is summarized in the abstract below:

Title: Perspectives on Grape and Wine Flavor: Past, Present, and Future

Machines Poised To Replace Vineyard Workers

July 23, 2019
One of the greatest expenses of making wine is the cost of people. Much of the work in picking wine grapes, or really any fruit, is the cost of doing the work by hand. Many hands are required. For now, that is; inventors continue to tweak designs for machines that can prune and pick in the vineyards and orchards. The Viticulture & Enology program at the University of California-Davis is involved in the transition, as is the UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Kaan Kurtural of UCD visits with George Zhuang of UCANR .