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Cornell University’s Renowned Grape Pathologist Dr. Wayne Wilcox to Present Merit Award Presentation in June

Dr. Wayne Wilcox After an impressive career, spanning nearly 35 years of researching and understanding the various factors of fruit diseases and ways to manage those diseases through control programs, Dr. Wayne Wilcox from Cornell University, will receive ASEV’s highest recognition, the Merit Award.

Fascinated by fruit production early on, Dr. Wilcox began his research focus on the biology and management of fruit crop diseases in graduate school at the University of California, Davis. There, he received his bachelor’s degree in plant science and his master’s and doctorate degrees in plant pathology. He joined the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University’s New York State Agriculture Experiment Station in 1984, working with tree fruit and berry crop growers, and assumed the lead role for the Cornell University’s grape pathology program in 1994 until his retirement in 2018.

Dr. Wilcox has authored and co-authored more than 100 research publications, including three Best Viticulture Papers of the Year from AJEV and the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 

Join us for his in-person presentation, “Molds, Mildews, and Rots: Bread and Butter to a Grape Pathologist,” on June 22 at the 73rd National Conference in San Diego, California.

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