California wildfires threaten regional grape, wine production

As firefighters and first responders work to save lives and property impacted by the Northern California wildfires, Cornell University Associate Professor of Enology Anna Katharine Mansfield, whose field work and research includes the chemistry of wine aroma and flavor, warns that these fires will have long-term impacts on the region’s vineyards and wine production. Bio: […]

Cornell-led project to improve grapes gets big boost

Breeding the next great grape is getting a boost thanks to new funding for a Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable. The project, VitisGen2, is a collaboration of 25 scientists from 11 institutions who are working in multidisciplinary teams to accelerate development of the next generation […]

Name that tasty table grape, new from Cornell

Media note: Photographs and short videos of the grape can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/grapesCALS. ITHACA, N.Y. – Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell University’s newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch spent years developing the grape, and now he’s offering the public the chance to name it. Currently dubbed NY98.0228.02, […]

Black widow in your grapes? Here’s what you need to know

Linda Rayor is a professor of entomology at Cornell University, one of the science hosts of the Science Channel series “Monster Bug Wars,” and has tough Cornell’s spider biology class for over 19 years. In light of the recent discovery of several black widow spiders in grape containers throughout the U.S., Rayor offers some helpful […]

From grapes to apples and pumpkins, bountiful harvest season for all

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 26, 2013 From grapes to apples and pumpkins, bountiful harvest season for all The cool days of harvest season are upon us.  Helping to shed some light on what farmers and shoppers can expect, Cornell University has assembled a group of researchers and professors who can discuss 2013 harvest […]