Plant Biology – The Winter Basics | Biología vegetal – Conceptos básicos para el invierno

Dr. Markus Keller, professor of viticulture at Washington State University, will provide an overview of winter in the vineyard starting from leaf fall, important considerations during the dormant phase of the vine, through pruning to bud break. This is one of a pair of primer seminars designed to establish a common overview of the vine before embarking on the high level knowledge presented in the seminar that follows.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Markus Keller is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor of Viticulture at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center. He received his M.S. in plant science and Ph.D. in natural science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, and has conducted viticulture research and taught in North and South America, Europe and Australia. His research focuses on environmental factors and management practices as they influence crop physiology of wine and juice grapes. He is the author of the textbook “The Science of Grapevines” and currently serves as the science editor for the two journals of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.