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Learn How Oregon’s Extension Program Addresses Production Issues

The ASEV Extension Distinction Award recognizes outstanding extension educators for contributions to an extension program or novel applicable tools used by enologists and/or viticulturists. This year, Dr. Patty Skinkis from Oregon State University, Corvallis, is the ASEV Extension Distinction Award recipient and will be presenting “Engaging Industry Citizen Scientists to Address Fundamental Production Issues” at the 69th ASEV National Conference on June 20, 2018, in Monterey, California.

Dr. Skinkis provides statewide outreach and education programming for the Oregon winegrape industry, conducts applied viticulture research and teaches upper division courses in viticulture and horticulture production. Her research program focuses on whole plant physiology studies designed to understand vine vigor, and the physiology of vine balance and its impact on fruit composition and wine quality. She also conducts research on bud fruitfulness, yield management and fine-tuning canopy management production factors that drive implementation of various practices. As an extension specialist, she develops education programs and technical publications for the Oregon winegrape industry. Her outreach efforts include bringing industry members together in technical groups to exchange information, and she employs an engaged model of research where industry citizen scientists work together with the university to conduct long-term yield management research.

To attend Dr. Skinkis’s presentation, register for the National Conference.