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ASEV Platform – May 21, 2020

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New ASEV Webinar Series on Invasive Pests Starts June 3

ASEV is pleased to offer a webinar series on invasive pests starting June 3, noon to 1:00 pm (PDT). Speakers will present information on new and re-emerging invasive vineyard pests in North American grape production.

Heather Leach Heather Leach, an extension associate with a focus in entomology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, will launch the series by discussing the impact of the spotted lanternfly in Northeastern vineyards. Furthermore, she will review its biology and identification, the risk of its establishment on the West Coast and how to best manage it.

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper that was first discovered in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since its introduction, it has spread to six states and has caused considerable damage to agricultural and ornamental plants. The most impacted agricultural commodity to date is grapevines. Spotted lanternflies feeding in vineyards can cause significant yield losses or vine death.

The 1-hour webinar is free to ASEV members and $50 for non-members.

The Invasive Pests webinar series will include:

  • June 3 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PDT)
    Impact of the New Invasive Pest, Spotted Lanternfly, in Northeastern Vineyards
    Heather Leach, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 
  • July 2 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PDT)
    Fruit Flies and Their Role in Causing Sour Rot
    Megan Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • October 22 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PDT)
    Lifecycle Modeling and the Impacts of Climate Change
    Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Washington State University, Prosser
  • November 12 | Noon – 1:00 pm (PST)
    Invasive Species Response: Lessons from the European Grapevine Moth Collaborative Program​
    Monica Cooper, University of California, Cooperative Extension, Napa County
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2020 Best Student Presentation Video Submissions Due June 15

Each year, students present their papers at the National Conference to compete for the Best Student Presentation Awards in enology and viticulture. This year, with the conference being canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions, the students have been offered an opportunity to compete for the 2020 Best Student Presentation Awards via video submission. Video submissions are due on June 15 by 5 p.m. PDT and will be evaluated to determine the award winners. ASEV is offering 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for enology and viticulture presentations in the amounts of $1,500, $1,300 and $1,000, respectively. These six awards are generously sponsored by Lallemand.

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The award winners’ videos will be published on the ASEV website and in the July newsletter.

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2020 Award Winners and VIP National Conference Speakers Recognized

ASEV would like to recognize our 2020 award winners and VIP speakers. Even though we have canceled our meeting, we would like to acknowledge the following persons:

Merit Award Presentation
Dr. Hildegarde Heymann
University of California, Davis
Dr. Heymann will give her presentation, “Forty Years of Wine and Sensory Science,” at the 2021 ASEV National Conference in Monterey, California.
Dr. Michelle Moyer
Extension Distinction Award Presentation
Dr. Michelle Moyer
Washington State University, Prosser
Dr. Moyer will give her presentation, “Land Grants and Grapes: Traditional Approaches for Modern Extension Programs,” via a webinar in August 2020.
Honorary Research Lecturer
Dr. Hans Schultz
Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany
Dr. Schultz will give his presentation,”From Canopy Systems to Water Relations to Climate Change Research – An Unsteady Path in an Ever-Changing Environment,” at the 2021 ASEV National Conference in Monterey, California.
Keynote Presentation
Dr. Gavin Sacks
Cornell University, New York
Dr. Sacks will give his presentation at the 2021 ASEV National Conference in Monterey, California.
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ASEV 2020 Best Enology and Viticulture Paper Presentations

The AJEV best paper presentations originally scheduled for the 2020 ASEV National Conference will now be presented via webinar. Details about the presentations and registration information will be provided in the coming months.

Marc Fuchs The 2020 Best Viticulture Paper, titled Elimination of the Crown Gall Pathogen, Agrobacterium vitis, from Systematically Infected Grapevines by Tissue Culture, is by Luz Marcela Yepes, Tom Burr, Cherie Reid and Marc Fuchs from Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science.

The presentation will be given by Marc Fuchs via a live webinar in the coming months.


Dominik Durner For the 2020 Best Enology Paper, ASEV selected Distribution of Yeast Cells, Temperature, and Fermentation By-Products in White Wine Fermentations, by Mira Schwinn, Dominik Durner, Antonio Delgado and Ulrich Fischer from Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum (DLR) Rheinpfalz, Institute for Viticulture and Oenology in Germany.

The presentation will be given by Dominik Durner via a live webinar in the coming months.


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ASEV is committed to providing resources for lifelong learning and professional growth. ASEV offers access to decades of peer-reviewed research, videos on-demand, free webinars and discounted fees to ASEV-sponsored professional development events, such as the Unified Symposium and the ASEV National Conference. But more importantly, ASEV nurtures future leaders and fosters a professional community. Join us by clicking here or call us at (530) 753-3142. 

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“I believe that an ASEV membership is essential to having a fully rounded and grounded wine/vine career. I wanted to work at the top of my profession, and ASEV facilitated that in many ways.”