Read chosen as chair-elect to national viticulture society

Friday, July 27, 2018

Fran Benne | Agronomy and Horticulture

Paul Read, professor of agronomy and horticulture and viticulturist, was selected as chair-elect of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture–Eastern Section July 9 at the society’s 43rd Annual Conference held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

At the conference Read took a tour of Pennsylvania vineyards and wineries, attended presentations and participated in the Board of Directors meeting. He also presented a poster “Replacing Herbicides with Groundcovers to enhance Vineyard Sustainability.” This poster was based on Ben Loseke’s doctoral research with Read.

Loseke, an agronomy and horticulture research technologist in viticulture, received his doctorate from Nebraska in May.

Read and his graduate students have been frequent contributors to ASEV–ES annual conferences and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

The goal of the ASEV–ES is to provide forums for the presentation, discussion, and publication of research and technology developments for the advancement of wines and the solution of problems of specific interest to the enology and viticulture of grapes grown in the Eastern United States and Canada. The geographical area encompassed by the section includes all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with territory east of the Continental Divide.

An important focus for the ASEV–ES is the encouragement of students, including the provision of scholarships for students of enology and viticulture. Seven students received scholarships at the meeting, in addition to prizes for the outstanding oral and poster student presentations.

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