NCSU Viticulture & Enology Group

NCSU has a number of faculty who work with grapes and wines. We work collaboratively in various ways with each other, County Cooperative Extension Agents across NC, faculty at Surry Community College and with many of our viticulture and enology colleagues across the US and internationally.

Group Member Contact Information Expertise

Sara Spayd, Group Leader

Bunch Grapes

Commercial Production

Viticulture Specialist/Professor

Department of Horticultural Science

258 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

 

Phone: 919.513.0772

Fax: 919.515.2505

E-Mail: sara_spayd@ncsu.edu

Website:

Commercial grape production, cultivar performance, fruit chemistry.

 

 

Jim Ballington

Muscadines

Breeding, Genetics, Taxonomy

Professor

Department of Horticultural Science
260 Kilgore Hall, Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

 

Phone: 919.515.1214
E-Mail: jim_ballington@ncsu.edu

Muscadine breeding, genetics and taxonomy

Hannah Burrack

Insect Pests

Assitstant Professor/Extension Specialist

Department of Entomology

Research Annex West, Ligon Road

Campus Box 7630

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695

 

Phone: 919.513.4344

Fax: 919.515.3748

E-Mail: hannah_burrack@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/burrack

Understanding the ecology of insect pests in tobacco and small fruits and utilizing this information to enhance pest management. I am particularly interested in landscape scale management issues, host preference behavior, and invasive species biology.

Bill Cline

Muscadines

Diseases

Researcher/Extension Specialist

Horticultural Crops Research Station
3800 Castle Hayne Rd.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

 

Phone: 910.675.2314
FAX: 910.675.0242
E-Mail: bill_cline@ncsu.edu

Diseases of small fruits (blueberries and muscadine grapes), integrated pest management, cultural practices, and disease resistance screening of blueberry.

Katie Jennings

Weed Management

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Horticultural Science
124 Kilgore Hall , Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

 

Office Phone: 919.515.1224

E-Mail: katie_jennings@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/faculty/jennings.html

Research interests include herbicide efficacy and carryover, weed/crop competition, weed biology, and field residue studies.

John Havlin

Soil Fertility

Department of Soil Science
North Carolina State University
PO Box 7619
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7619

 

Phone: 919.513.4411

E-Mail: john_havlin@ncsu.edu

Website:http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/people/detail.php?who=22&t=f

 

Nutrient management in vinifera production; P leaching potential in waste amended soils; assessment of variable nutrient management. Analyses of spatially distributed soil properties, field characteristics, and crop parameters with geographic information systems are emphasized.

Assistant Professor

Department of Soil Science

Williams Hall

Campus Box 7619

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7619

Environmental Soil Physics.

Wayne Mitchem

Weed Management

Researcher and Extension Associate

Department of Horticultural Science
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Fletcher, NC 28732

 

Office Phone: 828.684.3562
Fax: 828.684.8715
E-Mail: wayne_mitchem@ncsu.edu

Extension responsibilities for weed managment in tree fruit and vine crops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Address grower needs through production meetings, on-farm visits and demonstrations. Also responsible for updating recommendations in state and regional publications.

 

Research interests include herbicide screening for fruit crops and weed/crop interactions as it relates to critical weed-free periods for fruit.

Trevor Phister

Wine

Commercial Production

Assistant Professor/Extension Enology

Department of Food, Bioprocessing, & Nutrition Sciences

Campus Box

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695

 

Phone:

Fax:

E-Mail: trevor_phister@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/foodscience/faculty/phister_trevor.htm

 

Charles Safley

Agricultural Economics

Professor

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Campus Box 8109

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8109

 

Phone: 919.515.4538

Fax: 919.515.1824

E-Mail: charles_safley@ncsu.edu

Website: http://www.ag-econ.ncsu.edu/faculty/safley/safley.htm

Commercial Fruit, Ornamental Horticulture, and Christmas Tree Production and Marketing.

Turner Sutton

Bunch Grapes

Diseases

Professor/Extension Specialist

Department of Plant Pathology
2518 Gardner Hall
Box 7616

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7616


Phone: (919) 515-6823

Fax: (919) 515-8795

E-Mail: turner_sutton@ncsu.edu

Etiology, epidemiology, and control of apple diseases, vinifera grapes, disease forecasting, methods of fungicide use, fungicide resistance, integrated pest management.