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Early Registration for the 72nd ASEV National Conference Ends June 15

Join us for a week of online learning about the latest in winemaking and grapegrowing research. We are thrilled with the virtual program for this year’s 72nd ASEV National Conference. This year will feature 164 presenters – highly regarded scientists, academics, up-and-coming leaders and industry experts from around the world – who volunteered their time to share their findings in this forum.

Register before June 15 and receive the discounted rate, including group rates. For more information, click here.

The National Conference highlights include:

For a detailed schedule of the conference, click on the daily schedule.

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Merit Award Presentation: Forty Years of Wine and Sensory Science

Professor, author and leading sensory scientist Dr. Hildegarde Heymann from the University of California, Davis, will be presenting the ASEV Merit Award on Wednesday, June 23, at 11:15 a.m. PDT. Her presentation, spanning her 40-year career in sensory science, will be presented live on the virtual format.

“Broadening the understanding of winemaking from a sensory perspective is a contribution I am deeply proud of,” said Dr. Heymann. “It is a privilege to join a prestigious group of men and women whose work I have revered. With great appreciation, I am honored to be recognized by the Society and respected peers.”

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Keynote Presentation to Address Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide in Wine

Dr. Gavin Sacks, Professor and Associate Chair of Food Science at Cornell University in New York, will be this year’s keynote speaker for the 72nd ASEV National Conference. His address, “Reducible Complexity – The Knowns and Unknowns of Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide in Wine,” will take place on Tuesday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. PDT.

“I’m very pleased to have this opportunity,” said Dr. Sacks. “I came from a background outside of wine and grapes, and I was struck at my first ASEV meeting in 2008 by how welcoming the community was to new faces.”

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Honorary Research Lecture to Explore a Path for Vineyards to Adapt in Rapidly Changing Environments

We are pleased to present this year’s Honorary Research LecturerDr. Hans Schultz of Hochschule Geisenheim University in Germany. Dr. Schultz will be presenting the 2021 Honorary Research Lecture, “From Canopy Systems to Water Relations to Climate Change – An Unsteady Path in an Ever Changing Environment,” at the 72nd ASEV National Conference on Thursday, June 24, at 11:15 a.m. PDT.

Dr. Schultz’s presentation will draw from his over 245 published papers and current work on climate change adaptation in grapes.

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The Challenges of Modern Extension Programs Presented by Dr. Oberholster

Dr. Anita Oberholster, Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension in Enology for Agricultural Natural Resources (ANR), based at University of California, Davis, will present “The Challenges of Modern Extension Programs” on Tuesday, June 22, at 11:15 am PDT. She is the recipient of the 2021 Extension Distinction Award.

“I love science, agriculture and wine. My job is the perfect blend,” says Oberholster. “Working with the grape and wine industry has been extremely rewarding and I am especially grateful to the ASEV for this high honor and recognition.”

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ASEV and NGRA to Present One-Day Symposium on Precision Viticulture

Data-driven farming has its benefits, but for many grape growers, knowing where to start can be daunting. We’ve partnered with the National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA) for a one-day symposium on precision viticulture, gathering some of the most well-regarded scientists working in precision viticulture research as well as growers who are currently applying precision technology and techniques in their vineyards. The one-day symposium will take place on Monday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT.

“This year’s collaboration with NGRA to provide timely and practical information for our wine and grape community is not only relevant but inspiring,” said Patty Skinkis, ASEV President, who along with Donnell Brown from NGRA will be moderating the symposium. “We are excited to showcase the advancements made by our community and to provide this important forum for listening and learning.”

“NGRA is pleased to partner with ASEV to present this event, as we both value the extension of research advances to industry,” said Russ Smithyman, chairman of the NGRA Board of Directors and the symposium organizing committee. “During this symposium, we will jointly deliver insight into what precision techniques and tools are available to growers today and look at the research innovations that will enable even greater advances in precision farming tomorrow. Plus, we hope that both growers and scientists will make valuable connections that will enrich their work.”

The symposium will cover topics on vine management, and pests and diseases, as well as crop estimation and other decision-making tools. There will be a panel of “early adopters” who will share their experiences on how they put the data and information shared during the symposium into practice. The symposium will open with a keynote address by Rob Bramley of CSIRO Australia and close with a keynote presentation by Nick Dokoozlian of E. & J. Gallo Winery in California that will include a joint Q&A with Rob Bramley.

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Register todayGroup rates are available and ASEV student members will receive free registration for this symposium.

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