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Final Research ReportsClick on the links below to read the final reports on research funded by the Virginia Wine Board.

FY 2016:

The Role of Soil Mineralogy in Potassium Uptake by Wine Grapes, Final Report
Submitted by Ernest Beasley, CPG; Lucie Morton; and Clifford Ambers, PhD

Botrytis Cinerea Fungicide Sensitivity Evaluation in Virginia Crops, Final Report 
Submitted by Anton Baudoin , Noah Adamo, and M. Nita

Evaluation of Powdery Mildew Quinoxyfen Resistance & Assessment of Variability of Grape Downy Mildew Sensitivity to Fungicides, Final Report 
Submitted by Anton Baudoin, Xuewen Teng, and M. Nita

Identifying Genomic Markers for Fungicide Resistance in Grape Powdery and Downy Mildew, Final Report
Submitted by Anton Baudoin and Noah Adamo

Creating Amarone-Style Wines Using an Enhanced Dehydration Technique, Final Report
Submitted by Molly Kelly and Bruce Zoecklein

Monticello Winemaker's Research Exchange 2015-2016, Final Report

Establish International Collaborations for Management of Crown Gall of Grape, Caused by Agrobacterium Vitis, Final Report
Submitted by Mizuho Nita and Akira Kawaguchi

Understanding Grapevine Virus Complex and Development of Grapevine Leafroll Disease Management, Final Report
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, Naidu Raypati, and Taylor Jones

Preliminary Data Collection to Understand Pierce's Disease Ecosystem in Virginia, Final Report
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, Doug Pfeiffer, Eric Day, Mary Ann Hansen, and Elizabeth Bush

Investigating the Lifecycle of Ripe Rot of Grape Caused by Colletotrichum Species, Final Report 
Submitted by Mizuho Nita and Chang-Hyun Kang

Characteristics of Grapevine Yellows-Susceptible and Potential Management Strategies, Final Report 
Submitted by Dr. Paolo Lenzi and Dr. Tony K. Wolf

Optimized Wine Quality Potential through Fruit-Zone Management Practices in Red Varieties, Final Report
Submitted by Tony K. Wolf and Cain Hickey

Chemical Profile for Possible Host Selection and To Induce Resistance against Spotted Wing Drosophlian Grape, Final Report
Submitted by Barakat Hussain and Douglas G. Pfeiffer

Viticulture Research & Extension Associate, Final Report
Submitted by Tony K. Wolf

Biological Control Agents for Spotted Wing Drosophilan in Virginia, Final Report
Submitted by Douglas G. Pfeiffer and James C.E. Wahls

Effects of Harvest Maturity and Post-Harvest Storage on Fruit, Juice, and Cider Quality, Final Report 
Submitted by Gregory M. Peck, Amanda Stewart, and Andrew Neilson

Sforza Vineyard Site Assessment, Final Report 
Submitted by Peter Sforza


FY 2015:

Botrytis cinerea fungicide sensitivity evaluation in Virginia crops
Submitted by Anton Baudoin and Noah Adamo

The Role of Soil Mineralogy in Potassium Uptake by Wine Grapes
Submitted by Ernest Beasley, Lucie Morton, Clifford Amber 

Evaluation of Powdery Mildew Quinoxyfen Resistance and Assessment of Variability of Grape Downy Mildew Sensitivity to Fungicides
Submitted by Anton Baudoin And Xuewen Feng

Assessing the Impact of Naturally-Occurring Entomopathogenic Nematodes on
Grape Root Borer Infestations in Virginia Vineyards: Final Report
Submitted by Chris Bergh

Interim Report to the Virginia Wine Board
Submitted by Peter Sforza

Virginia Wine Board- Identification and Quantification of Wine-related Microorganisms via Real-Time quantitative PCR
Submitted by Amanda Stewart

Viticulture Research and Extension Associate
Submitted by Tony K. Wolf

Optimized wine quality potential through fruit-zone management practices in red varieties
Submitted by Tony K. Wolf and Cain Hickey

Title: Characteristics of Grapevine Yellows-susceptible vineyards and potential management strategies
Submitted by Paolo Lenzi and Tony K. Wolf

Creating Amarone-Style Wines Using an Enhanced Dehydration Technique.
Submitted by Molly Kelly, Enology Extension Specialist

Preliminary data collection to understand Pierce’s Disease ecosystem in VA
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, PhD, Doug Pfeiffer, Mary Ann Hansen, Elizabeth Bush

Spotted wing drosophila in Virginia vineyards: Distribution, varietal susceptibility, monitoring and control 
Submitted by D. G. Pfeiffer, M. E. Shrader and C. A. Laub

Understanding Grapevine Virus Complex, and Development of Grapevine Leafroll Disease management
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, Naidu A. Rayapati, and Taylor Jones, Tony Wolf, and Sue Tolin

Investigating the lifecycle of ripe rot of grape caused by Colletotrichum species.
Submitted by Mizuho Nita and Chang-Hyun Khang

Cost and Profitability Analysis of Virginia Vineyards and Wineries 
Submitted by Dean Martinelli, Kendra Stribling, and Christopher Brubaker

Enology Extension Specialist – Final Report
Submitted by Joseph Marcy


FY 2014:

Final Wine Board Research Report
Pages 1-39 PDF [Large file, please be patient.]

Behavioral Response from Grape Root Borer Larvae to Chemical Stimuli from Grape Roots
Submitted by Chris Bergh

Assessment of Variability of Grape Downy Mildew Sensitivity to Phosphonates
Submitted by Anton Baudoin, Xuewen Feng, M. Nita

Enology Extension Specialist
Submitted by Joseph Marcy

Botrytis cinerea fungicide Sensitivity Evaluation in Virginia Crops, and Evaluation of Powdery Mildew Advisory
Submitted by Anton Baudoin, Noah Adamo

Perennial Cover Crop Evaluation for Enhanced Vineyard Floor Management
Submitted by Jeffrey Derr and Lori Robertson

Understanding Grapevine Virus Complex, and Development of Grapevine Leafroll Disease Management
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, Naidu Rayapati, Taylor Jones, Tony Wolf, and Sue Tolin

Investigating the Lifecycle of Ripe Rot of Grape Caused by Colletotrichum Species
Submitted by Mizuho Nita and Chang-Hyun Khang

Revisiting Pierce’s Disease in Virginia Commercial Vineyards
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, Elizabeth Bush, Mary Ann Hansen

Spotted Wing Drosophila in Virginia Vineyards: Distribution, Varietal Susceptibility, Monitoring and Control
Submitted by Douglas G. Pfeiffer

Viticulture Research and Extension Association
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Assessment of Grapevine Nitrogen Status & Optimized Nitrogen Fertilization Practices
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Characteristics of Grapevine Yellows-Susceptible Vineyards and Potential Management Strategies
Submitted by Teresa Stoepler, Paola Lenzi, Tony Wolf

Optimized Wine Quality Potential Through Fruit-Zone Management Practices in Red Varities
Submitted by Tony Wolf and Cain Hickey


FY 2013:

Optimized grape potential through root system and soil moisture manipulations
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Descriptive analysis and consumer studies of Viognier wines from Virginia,
California and France

Submitted Martha Wicks Muller and Dr. Hildegarde Heymann

Perennial Cover Crop Evaluation for Enhanced Vineyard Floor Management
Final Research Report

Submitted by Jeffrey Derr and Lori Robertson

Descriptive Analysis and Consumer Study of Viognier Wines from
Virginia, France and California

Submitted by Martha Wicks Mueller, Gregory Hirson, Maya Hood White, Jonas Mueller, and Hildegarde Heymann

Investigating the lifecycle of ripe rot of grape caused by Colletotrichum
species.
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, PhD and Chang-Hyun Khang, PhD

Viticulture Research and Extension Associate
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Characteristic of Grapevine Yellows-Susceptible Vineyards and Potential
Management Strategies

Submitted by Dr. Teresa M. Stoepler and Tony Wolf

Assessment of grapevine nitrogen status and optimized nitrogen
fertilization practices

Submitted by Tony Wolf

Botrytis cinerea fungicide sensitivity evaluation in Virginia crops, and
evaluation of powdery mildew advisory

Submitted by Anton Baudoin

Final Report Virginia Tech Extension
Submitted by Joseph Marcy

Determination of Abundance, Distribution and Risk Factors Associated with
the Infestation of Virginia Vineyards by Grape Root Borer

Submitted by Chris Bergh and Jhalendra Rijal

Determine the lifecycle of ripe rot of grape caused by Colletotrichum
species.

Submitted by Mizuho Nita, PhD and Chang-Hyun Khang, PhD

Determination of the Abundance, Distribution and Risk Factors Associated with the Infestation of Virginia Vineyards by Grape Root Borer
Submitted by Chris Bergh and Jhalendra Rijal


FY 2012:

Deployment of Sentinel Vines, Further Studies on Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance, and Botrytis Survey
Submitted by Lynn Rallos and Anton Baudoin

Improved Weed Management in Grape Production
Submitted by Jeffrey Derr

Determine the Life Cycle of Ripe Rot of Grape Caused by Colletotrichum Species 
Submitted by Mizuho Nita, PhD and Chang-Hyun Kang, PhD

Assessment of Grapevine Nitrogen Status and Optimized Nitrogen Fertilization Practices
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Characteristics of Grapevine Yellows – Susceptible Vineyards and Potential Management Strategies
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Optimized Grape Potential through Root System and Soil Moisture Manipulations
Submitted by Tony Wolf

Documentation of Grapevine Leafroll – Associated Viruses & Other Major Grape Viruses in Wine Grape Varieties and Native Grape Species in Virginia, and Explanation of the Movement of the Grape Leafroll Disease to Develop Management Strategies
Submitted by Mizuho Nita


 Previous Reports:

Mid-Atlantic Survey of Grape Powdery Mildew Sensitivity to Commonly Used Fungicides 2005-2006
Submitted by Anton Baudoin & Tony Wolf

Mid-Atlantic Survey of Grape Powdery Mildew Sensitivity to Commonly Used Fungicides 2006-2007
Submitted by Anton Baudoin, Jeneylyne F. Colcol and Tony Wolf

Mid-Atlantic Survey of Grape Powdery Mildew Sensitivity to Commonly Used Fungicides 2007-2008
Submitted Anton Baudoin, Jeneylyne Colcol and Tony Wolf

Characteristics and Monitoring of Fungicide-Resistant Grape Powdery Mildew 2008-2009
Submitted by Anton Baudoin and David. Schmale III

Characteristics and Monitoring of Fungicide-Resistant Grape Powdery Mildew 2009-2010
Submitted by Anton Baudoin, David Schmale III, Gill Giese, and Mizuho Nita

Sentinel Vines to Evaluate Powdery Mildew Sensitivity to Fungicide on Wine Grapes 2010-2011
Submitted by Anton Baudoin, Mizuho Nita, David Schmale III, Boris Vinatzer, Gill Giese, and Lynn Rallos

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