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