2015 Extension Distinction Award
ASEV is pleased to announce the 2015 Extension Distinction Award recipient, Matthew W. Fidelibus of the University of California, Davis. His presentation titled “Increasing Scope and Engagement in Extension” will be given this June at the 66th National Conference in Portland.
Matthew Fidelibus, extension specialist, joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis at UC Kearney Agricultural Center in Parlier, Calif., in 2002. He conducts research aimed at reducing production costs and improving yields and quality for raisin, table, and wine grapes. His research interests include environmental physiology, plant growth regulation, and cultivar and clone selection. In addition to publishing more than 30 papers, his list of accomplishments includes serving as past-president of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America and director of ASEV. He is presently an associate editor of the Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture and PLOS ONE.
He actively shares his research findings through on-farm visits, field days, seminars, articles in academic and trade journals, and through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.