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Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Seminar Series: Dr. Andy Walker

March 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dr. Andy Walker received his MS in horticulture and PhD in genetics from UC Davis.  He is a faculty member of the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis where he teaches general viticulture and grapevine identification.  He held the Louis P. martini Endowed Chair from 2000 to 2015 and has held the Louise Rossi Endowed Chair in Viticulture since 2015.

Dr. Walker has been breeding grapes for nearly 30 years.  His lab focuses on grape breeding and the genetics of resistance to pests and diseases where he breeds rootstocks for resistance to nematodes, phylloxera, fanleaf, drought and salinity, and wine grapes with resistance to Pierce’s disease and powdery mildew.  He has received many professional honors for his outstanding work in genetics.

Dr. Walker’s presentation will discuss the grape breeding program at UC Davis:  “Where it’s Been and Where it’s Going.”

The seminar is held in the Enology Building Room 102 at Fresno State (north side of Barstow Avenue between Cedar & Maple) from noon to 1 pm and is open to all.  For more information contact instructor Kevin Smith at kesmith@csufresno.edu or call the Department of Viticulture and Enology at 559.278.2089.

The seminar is FREE; however, parking on the Fresno State campus is $4 and can be purchased at one of the parking kiosks upon arrival.


California State University, Fresno
559 278-2089


Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Center
2360 E. Barstow Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710 United States
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