Research In Progress

The wine and grape industries fund research projects each year dedicated to fulfilling research priorities and meeting the goals of the industry.

View current research projects below.

If you are involved on a grape or wine research project not listed below, please contact us at info@ngwi.org.

 

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  TITLE
PROJECT TEAM  FUNDING  SOURCES
  UC Davis

Identification of factors that influence the level  of tannins and polymeric pigments in grapes and wines.

  Adams, D.

  AVF, OWB

  UC Davis

Amino acid levels and sulfur-containing metabolites

  Adams, D.
  AVF,
CCGPVE
  UCCE
Evaluation of soil salinity conditions in Central
Coast vineyards
  Battany, M.
  AVF
  UCCE
Determination of the vineyard irrigation crop coefficients within the Paso Robles groundwater basin
  Battany, M.
  AVF
  UC Davis
Identifying the routes of infection of Eutypa dieback among vineyards, orchards, and riparian areas in California
 Baumgartner, K.
AVF, CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Production and Management of Aroma Compounds by Dekkera/Brettanomyces Isolated from Wine
  Bisson, L.
AVF, CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Development of an Enology Outreach Program
  Bisson, L.
 AVF
  UC Davis
Adaptive Evolution of Commercial Wine Strains for Reduced Ethanol Production
  Bisson, L.
AVF, CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Evaluating the Effects of Sterile Filtration on the Sensory and Chemical Properties of Wine
  Block, D.
  AVF
  Oregon State
  University
Deficit Irrigation of Cabernet Sauvignon and
Tempranillo: Impacts on Vine Growth, Yield, and Berry Composition
  Buchanan, M.
  OWB
  USDA-ARS
Durable powdery mildew disease resistance in Vitis vinifera: proof-of-function and discovery of genetic variation

  Cadle- Davidson, L.

 

 

  CTGC
  USDA-ARS
Next generation markers to accelerate grape cultivar improvement
  Cadle-Davidson, L.
  CTGC
  UCCE
Mealybug pests and an emerging viral disease: Temporal and spatial studies of leafroll disease and mealybug vectors
  Cooper, M.
  AVF
  USDA-ARS
Breeding Rootstocks Resistant to Aggressive Root-Knot Nematodes
  Cousins, P.
AVF, CRMB,  GTGC
  UC Berkeley
Sustainable Controls for Vine Mealybug
  Daane, K.
AVF, CRMB, GTGC
  UC Berkeley
Mealybug pests and an emerging viral disease: Vector ecology and their role in grape leafroll
associated virus epidemiology
  Daane, K.
  AVF
  Oregon State
  University
Effects of Vineyard Floor Management on Pinot Noir, Part II: Amino acid and pigment composition, and berry hormonal content
  Deluc, L.
  OWB
  UC Davis
Metabolic Profiling of Grape and Wine Aromas
  Ebeler, S.
 AVF, CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Search for, and Development of, Nematode
Resistance in Grape Rootstocks
  Ferris, H.
 AVF, GTGC
  UC Davis
Evaluation of Wine Grape Cultivars and Clones for the San Joaquin Valley
  Fidelibus, M.
  AVF
  UC Davis
Node position, shoot emergence, and yield
components of cane-pruned raisin grapes
  Fidelibus, M.
 CRMB
  Evaluation of Advanced Grape Selections in the Coachella Valley
  Gispert, C.
  CTGC
  UC Davis
Survey for Possible Reservoirs for Leafroll Viruses in North Coast Vineyards
  Golino, D.
  AVF
  UC Davis
Enhancements to the National Grape Registry
(NGR) Website
  Golino, D.
  OWB
  UC Davis
Exapnding Content of UC Integrated Viticulture
Online (IV Website)
  Golino, D.
  AVF
  UC Davis
Grapevine Canker Diseases
  Gubler, D.
 AVF, CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Grapevine Powdery Mildew Control - Revising the Gubler-Thomas Model
  Gubler, D.
AVF
  ANR
Evaluation of Rootstocks for Table Grape
Production
 Hashim-Buckey, J.
  CTGC
  ANR
Influence of Cultural Practices on Table Grapes
(Scarlet Royal, Sweet Scarlet)
 Hashim-Buckey, J.
  CTGC
  CSU Fresno
Interactive Effects of Mechanized Canopy
Management and RDI on Shiraz Grapevines
  Kurtural, K.
  AVF
  UC Davis
Rootstock Tolerance to Soil Salinity: Impact of
Salinity on Popular Grape Rootstocks Grown in Contrasting Soil Types
  Lambert, J.
  AVF
  UC Davis
A microbiome-based approach to the management of grape powdery mildew
  Leveau, J.
  OWB
  Oregon State
  University
Development of grower preformed Lamp PCR for detection- based management programs for
grapevine powdery mildew in Vineyards
  Mahaffee, W.
 AVF, OWB
  UC Davis
Cultural practices to modify berry physical
properties and susceptibility to cracking.
  Matthews, M.
  CTGC
  UC Davis
High Definition Time-Lapse Videos of Grapevine Development
  Matthews, M.
AVF, CCGPVE
  USDA-ARS
Aquaporin-regulated response of grapevine roots to salinity
  McElrone, M.
  AVF
  UCCE
Improving Yield and Quality of Sauvignon Blanc
  McGourty, G.
  AVF
  UC Riverside
Movento, much more than an insect growth
regulator
  McKenry, M.
  CTGC
  UC Riverside
Reproductive biology of obscure, longtailed, and grape mealybugs and its possible effects on detection, sampling, and control of mealybugs
  Millar, J.
  AVF, OWB
  UC Davis
Postharvest control of black widow spiders on table grapes
  Mitcham, E.
  CTGC
  Oregon State
  University
Impact of non-Saccharomyces yeast on wine quality- part 1, isolation and characterization of yeast
  Osborne, J.
  OWB
  UCCE
Advancing Fruit Maturity
  Peacock, W.
  CRMB
  Oregon State
  University
Effect of vineyard cover crop management on grape and wine quality II-grape composition and wine aroma-one year extension
  Qian, M.
  OWB
  Oregon State
  University
non-Saccharomyces yeast on wine quality-part 2, aroma and flavor development
  Qian, M.
  OWB
  USDA-ARS
Development of improved raisin grapes for mechanical harvest including types resistant to
powdery mildew
  Ramming, D.
  CRMB
  USDA-ARS
Development of Seedless Grapes for the Fresh
Market Including Types Resistant to Powdery
Mildew
  Ramming, D.
  CTGC
  UC Riverside
Field Testing of Bio-agents and Fungicide Spray Treatments to Control Pathogens Causing Trunk Diseases in California Vineyards
  Rolshausen, P.
  AVF,  CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Grapevine Leafroll Disease, a General Detail Study and Evaluation
  Rowhani, A.
  AVF
  CSU Fresno
Crop yield and economics of San Joaquin Valley vineyards under alternative weed management strategies
  Shrestha, A.
  CRMB
  Oregon State
  University
Impacts of early season fruit zone leaf removal on disease control, fruit set, vine growth and grape and wine quality of Pinot Noir
  Skinkis, P.
  OWB
  Oregon State
  University
Effects of vineyard floor management on Pinot
Noir, Part I: Vine nutrition and growth response with declining vigor
  Skinkis, P.
  OWB
  UC Davis
Conservation Tillage of Cover Crops as a Means of Improving Carbon Sequestration and Diminishing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California Vineyard Soils
  Smart, D.
   AVF,
   CCGPVE
  USDA-ARS
Influence of cluster-directed applications of calcium salts and other compounds before harvest on postharvest quality and decay of table grapes
  Smilanick, J.
  CTGC
  USDA-ARS
Evaluation of fumigation with high and low concentrations of ozone gas and its compatibility with commercial packaging and other practices to control postharvest decay of table grapes
  Smilanick, J.
  CTGC
  USDA-ARS
Reducing postharvest decay of table grapes by developing integrated vineyard treatments to maximize fungicide effectiveness and minimize
resistance to them by Botrytis cinerea
  Smilanick, J.
  CTGC
  USDA-ARS
Developing Sustainable 'In-Row' Management
Practices for Improving Weed Managment and Soil Nitrogen Retention
  Steenwerth, K.
  AVF
  UC Davis
Characterization of new Grapevine leafroll-
associated viruses in California vineyards
  Sudarshana, M.
 
  UC Davis
Identifying and correlating populations to fruit
damage in raisin production systems
  Vasquez, S.
  CRMB
  UC Davis
Molecular genetic support to optimize the breeding of fanleaf resistant rootstocks
  Walker, M. A.
  AVF, 
  CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Breeding grapevine rootstocks for resistance to soil-borne pests and diseases.
  Walker, M. A.
  CTGC
  UC Davis
Using marker-assisted selection to introgress powdery mildew resistance genes from different Vitis resistance sources in wine grapes.
  Walker, M. A.
 AVF
  UC Davis
Oxidation of Wine: Control for Quality
 Waterhouse, A.
  AVF,
  CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Measuring vine transpiration using sap flow sensors: Validation/calibration of a new sap flow technique on large grapevines growing in a
weighing lysimeter
  Williams, L.
  AVF,
  CCGPVE
  UC Davis
Evaluation of New Winegrape Varieties for the San Joaquin Valley
  Wolpert, J.
  AVF