CCOVI lecture series tackles weather risks grape sour rot and more

The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) is hosting nine more free events as part of its annual lecture series.Professors in finance, Biological Sciences and other disciplines will share their knowledge as part of the third annual lecture series, which ends May 17. Topics include weather-related risks, grape sour rot and a rapidly developing wine region in China.Daryl Somers of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Helen Fisher, an abjunct professor from the University of Guelph Department of Plant Agriculture, will speak about accelerated grape breeding from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in MacKenzie Chown H313.Future lectures are:Professor Andy ReynoldsBiological Sciences, Brock UniversityMonday, March 15 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: Applied geomatics.Connecting the dots between grapevine physiology, terroir and remote sensingAssistant Professor Antonia MantonakisMarketing, International Business and Strategy, Business, Brock UniversityMonday, March 22 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: Consumer behaviourKevin KerCCOVI Professional Affiliate, Brock UniversityMonday, March 29 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: Penglai China – The rapidly developing wine region in ChinaAdjunct Professor Wendy McFadden-SmithBiological Sciences, Brock University/ Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural AffairsMonday, April 12 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: New initiatives in the management of grape sour rotProfessor Vincenzo DeLucaBiological Sciences, Brock UniversityMonday, April 19 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: Sankey ChambersTopic: Biochemical pathway discovery in grape natural product biosynthesisAssociate Professor Don CyrFinance, Brock UniversityProfessor Martin KusyFaculty of Business, Brock UniversityProfessor Tony ShawGeography, Brock UniversityMonday, April 26 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: Sankey ChambersTopic: Hedging weather-related risks in the viticulture industry with weather contractsAssociate Professor Dirk De ClercqOrganizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (OBHREE)Assistant Professor Maxim VoronovMarketing, International and Business and Strategy, Brock UniversityMonday, May 3 / Time: 3 p.m. / Location: to be determinedTopic: Creating an identity for the Ontario wine industryProfessor Ralph BrownCollege of Physical and Engineering Science, University of GuelphMonday, May 10 / Time: 3 p.m. / Location: to be determinedTopic: Instrumentation for precision viticultureAssociate Professor George Van der MerweMolecular and Cellular Biology, University of GuelphMonday, May 17 / Time: 3 p.m. / Location: to be determinedTopic: Understanding the impact of fermentation stresses on yeast during wine production• Flyer for the event (includes maps)

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