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||Welcome and Introduction
|9:05am - 10:00am
||Thirsty vines: Of stresses and varieties (Q&A incorporated)
Dr. Markus Keller, Professor of Viticulture, Washington State University
|10:00am - 11:00am
||Fever in the vineyard: Heat stress and mitigation (Q&A incorporated)
Dr. Ben-Min Chang, Postdoctoral Associate of Viticulture, Washington State University
||Dr. Markus Keller, Professor of Viticulture, Washington State University
Markus Keller is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor of Viticulture at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, WA. He received his MS in plant science and PhD 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. 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.
||Dr. Ben-Min Chang, Postdoctoral Associate of Viticulture, Washington State University
Ben-Min Chang is the postdoctoral research associate at Washington State University. He received his MS in Horticulture at National Taiwan University and PhD in Horticulture at Washington State University. Previously, he worked on the mechanism of grape berry splitting for his PhD degree. Current research project is about heat stress mitigation in the vineyard with minimum input.