Press release Davis, CA

Cornell University’s Dr. Alan Lakso to Present Honorary Research Lecture at ASEV National Conference

Davis, Calif., March 24, 2017… Horticulture Professor Emeritus Alan Lakso of Cornell University, New York, will be this year’s Honorary Research Lecturer at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) 68th National Conference. This title is granted to a researcher with an outstanding reputation in his or her field who is also actively involved in scientific research. Dr. Lakso will give his presentation, “Perspectives on Applied Physiology in Support of Viticulture,” at the 68th National Conference in Bellevue, Washington, on June 28, 2017.

Alan Lakso’s research addresses the physiological principles of vine development, and environment and grower practices. For many years, fruit crop physiology research was primarily explanatory, but Dr. Lakso’s research strove to improve practice, not just explain it. His research focused on fruit development and related factors such as pruning and training, crop load, water relations and the environment. All of these issues required close collaboration with researchers of varying disciplines, extension specialists and growers. 

Dr. Lakso has authored numerous publications throughout his career and was an original academic member of the National Grape and Wine Initiative. He’s been an ASEV member since 1971 and previously served on the Organizing Committee for the Water Use Efficiency Symposium at ASEV’s 65th National Conference.

Open to all industry and academic representatives, the National Conference offers a combination of continued professional education and networking for members of all U.S. wine and grape regions as well as international experts and professionals. For more information about ASEV’s 68th National Conference, please click here.