Trunk Disease 2.0: New Practices for Managing Trunk Disease. Understanding the Threat in Vineyards | Enfermedad de la madera de la vid 2.0: Nuevas prácticas de gestión de las enfermedades de la madera. Comprensión de la amenaza en los viñedos
During this talk Dr. Akif Eskalen will cover identification, biology, epidemiology, and current management strategies of grapevine trunk diseases (GTD). He will also present the latest pruning wound protection options to prevent fungal pathogens associated with GTD.
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Bryan Berenguer holds an M.Sc. in viticulture and enology from a joint program between Montpellier SupAgro, France; Bordeaux Sciences Agro, France; and Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany. He has worked for wineries in both the vineyard and cellar in the Languedoc region of southern France and in the Mosel Valley region of Germany. His main area of interest lies in organic and biodynamic wine production. He also holds a WSET Level 3 in wines.
Bryan has not always worked in the wine industry. He also has a M.Sc. in agriculture systems from North Carolina State University and spent more than 18 years working with farmers and managing agriculture development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America before moving into the wine industry.
Dr. Akif Eskalen is a Plant Pathologist, Cooperative Extension Specialist, and lecturer in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. He received a Ph.D. in Mycology and Plant Pathology from the University of Cukurova, Adana in Turkey. Dr. Eskalen studied as a post-doctoral researcher and then Project Scientist at UC Davis between 2001-2007. He worked on fungal diseases on subtropical crops as a CE specialist at UC Riverside between 2007-2017 before taking over Dr. Gubler’s vacant position at UC Davis in September 2018. Dr. Eskalen’s primary research interests include the detection, biology, epidemiology, and control of fungal pathogens on the grapevine, fruit trees, and small fruits.
Dr. Eskalen had the award of arboriculture research by the International Society of Arboriculture in 2016, and an outstanding education material award with his book chapter in California Master Gardener Handbook in 2015. He served as the president of the American Phytopathological Society, Pacific Division in 2020.