Department of Horticultural Science
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Dr. Sara E. Spayd

 

Address:

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

Office Phone: 919.513.0772
FAX: 919.515.2505
E-mail: sara_spayd@ncsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present Position:
Extension Viticulture Specialist/Professor
60% Extension
40% Research
Co-teach General Viticulture (HS 495, 590, 590A) Odd-numbered Spring Semesters

Program Responsibilities:
Extension and research responsibilities for bunch grape production for wine and table utilization. Research interests include fruit composition and quality as affected by vineyard management practices.

 

Education

B.S. Horticultural Science NC State University 1974
M.S. Food Science University of Arkansas 1978
Ph.D. Food Science University of Arkansas 1980

 

Professional Experience

 

Appointment

Years

Institution

Department

Title

Extension

Research

2006-present North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Science Extension Viticulture Specialist/ Professor
50
50
2000-2006 Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition E4 Extension Food Scientist/Food Scientist - Enology
57
43
2000-2006
Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Adjunct Professor
1996-2000 Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Food Scientist/E4 Extension Food Scientist
25
75
1993-1996 Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Associate Food Scientist/E3 Extension Food Scientist
25
75
1986-1993 Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Associate Food Scientist
100
1980-1986 Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser Department of Food Science and Technology Assistant Food Scientist
100
1975-1980 University of Arkansas Department of Food Science Graduate Research Assistant/Associate
100
-1975 Spayd Fruit Farm, Currie, NC Helped on family owned fruit farm - highbush blueberries and muscadine grapes

 

Awards and Professional Recognition:

2006    Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Industry Service Award
2005    Washington State Grape Society, Service Recognition Award
2003    American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Best Viticulture Paper for 2002
1998    Walter Clore Award for Service to the Washington State Grape Society, Washington State Grape Society
1994    American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Best Viticulture Paper for 1993
1982    American Society for Horticultural Science, Co-recipient Raw Products Research Paper Award
1981    American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region, A.H. Krezdorn Award for Doctoral Research
1979    Sigma Xi, University of Arkansas Chapter, Aubrey E. Harvey Award for Graduate Research

 

Selected Invited Presentations:

Spayd, S. E. 2007. Wine-grape cold injury assessment in post-budbreak period. Workshop: Small Fruit and Grape Crop Injury Across the U.S. from the Historic Freeze in April 2007. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci., Ann. Mtg., Scottsdale, AZ, July 16.

Spayd, S. E. 2007. Temperature and fruit quality. Virginia Winegrowers. Feb. 10, Charlottesville, VA.

Spayd, S. E. and J. M. Tarara. 2003. Light and temperature: A balancing act. Robert Mondavi Viticulture Staff, May – Napa, CA.

Spayd, S. E. and J. M. Tarara. 2003. Sunlight and temperature effects on grape quality. Central Coast Grape Growers and Winemakers Annual Meeting, March – Santa Barbara, CA.

Spayd, S. E. 2002. Yeast nutrition and alcoholic fermentations. In Proc. 2002 Ohio Grape-Wine Short Course. (T. Steiner Ed.).  Hort. Crop Sci. Dept. Ser. 726, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH. Pp. 71-81.

Spayd, S. E. 2002. Riesling production in Washington State. In Proc. 2002 Ohio Grape-Wine Short Course. (T. Steiner Ed.).  Hort. Crop Sci. Dept. Ser. 726, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH. Pp. 28-31.

Spayd, S. E. 2001. An Overview of Washington’s Wine Industry. Annual Meeting, Pacific Northwest Section, American Chemical Society, Seattle, June 18.

Spayd, S. E. 2001. Reduced odors from fermentation. Oregon Wine Microbiology Workshop, Oregon State University, Corvallis, May 30.

Spayd, S. E. 2000. Overview of the Grape and Wine Industry in Washington: Regions, Practices and Resources. Visiting Scholar, Department of Horticulture and Department of Food Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln March 7.

Spayd, S. E. 2000.Viticultural and environmental influences on Washington grape and wine quality.  Visiting Scholar, Department of Horticulture and Department of Food Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln March 6.

Spayd, S. E. 1999. Yeast nutrition and alcoholic fermentation. 14th Annual Midwest Regional Grape and Wine Conference. Lake Ozark, MO. Jan. 19.

Spayd, S. E., R. G. Stevens, R. L. Wample, R. G. Evans, C. G. Edwards and D. G. Webster. 1998. Impact of nitrogen fertilization on vine performance and juice and wine composition of Riesling in Washington State. Symposium on Mineral Nutrition and
Grape and Wine Quality. XXV International Horticultural Congress, Brussels, Belgium, August 6.

Spayd, S. E., R. L. Wample, D. Gore, and C. Hossum. 1998. Washington experiences with irrigation management: Impact on sensory characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon blanc. Int’l Symposium on Practical Aspects of Grapevine Irrigation, Am. Soc. Enol. Viticult. June 22-23, Sacramento, CA.

Spayd, S. E. 1997. Impacting vine, grape and wine quality through irrigation and crop level management. Sumac Ridge Winery Growers’ Meeting. Penticton, BC February 17.

 

Selected Refereed Journal Articles :

Harbertson, J. F. and S.E. Spayd. 2006. Measuring phenolics in the winery. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 57:280-288.

Grove, G. G., J. Lunden, and S. Spayd. 2005. Use of petroleum derived spray oils in Washington grapevine powdery mildew management programs. Plant Health Prog.

Keller, M., L.J. Mills, R.L. Wample and S.E. Spayd, 2005: Cluster thinning effects on three deficit-irrigated Vitis vinifera cultivars. Am. J. Enol. Viticulture. 56:91-103.

Keller M., L. J. Mills, R. L. Wample and S. E. Spayd. 2004. Crop load management in Concord grapes using different pruning techniques. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 55:35-50.

Spayd, S. E., J. M. Tarara, D. L. Mee, and J. C. Ferguson. 2002. Separation of sunlight and temperature effects on the composition of Vitis vinifera cv. Merlot berries. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 53:171-182.

Tarara, J. M., J. C. Ferguson, and S. E. Spayd. 2000. A chamber-free method of heating and cooling grape clusters in the vineyard. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 51:182-188.

Spayd, S. E. and J. Andersen-Bagge. 1996. Free amino acid composition in juice from twelve Vitis vinifera cultivars in Washington. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 47:389-402.

Spayd, S. E., C. W. Nagel, and C. G. Edwards. 1995. Yeast growth in Riesling juice as affected by vineyard nitrogen fertilization. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 46:49-55.

Folwell, R. J., D. E. Santos, S. E. Spayd, L. H. Porter, and D. S. Wells. 1994. Statistical technique for forecasting Concord grape production. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 45:63-69.

Spayd, S. E., R. G. Stevens, R. L. Wample, R. G. Evans, and B. J. Seymour. 1994. Nitrogen fertilization of White Riesling grapes in Washington. Must and wine composition. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 45:34-42.

Webster, D. R., C. G. Edwards, S. E. Spayd, J. C. Peterson, and B. J. Seymour. 1993. Influence of vineyard nitrogen fertilization on concentration of monoterpenes, higher alcohols, and esters in White Riesling wines. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 44:275-284.

Evans, R. G., S. E. Spayd, R. L. Wample, M. W. Kroeger, and M. O. Mahan. 1993. Water use of Vitis vinifera grapes. Agr. Water Mngmt. 23:109-124.

Spayd, S. E., R. L. Wample, R. G. Stevens, R. G. Evans, and A. K. Kawakami. 1993. Nitrogen fertilization of White Riesling grapes: Effects on petiole nutrient concentration yield yield components, and vegetative growth. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 44:378-386.

Wample, R. L., S. E. Spayd, R. G. Stevens, and R. G. Evans. 1993. Nitrogen fertilization of White Riesling grapes in Washington. Nitrogen and seasonal effects on cold hardiness and carbohydrate reserves. Am. J. Enol. Viticult. 44:159-167. 

 

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