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Dr. Matthew W. Fidelibus

Associate Viticulture Specialist in Cooperative Extension Department of Viticulture and Enology


Ph.D., Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida


Office: 114 KAC and 2156 RMI North Building
Phone: 559-646-6510
Fax: 559-646-6593
Email: mwfidelibus@ucdavis.edu

       Research

The purpose of my program is to develop and extend knowledge that can be used to reduce production cost and improve the yield and quality of grapes used for raisin, table, or wine. We are on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/viticulture, Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/grapetweets, and we write a blog: http://ucanr.org/blogs/Raisinramblings/

 
 
       Selected Publications

Shrestha, A, SK Kurtural, M Fidelibus, G Dervishian, and S Konduru. In Press. Efficacy and cost of cultivators, steam, or an organic herbicide for weed control in organic vineyards in the San Joaquin Valley. HortTechnology

R. Gonzalez-Herranz, K.A. Cathline, M.W. Fidelibus, and J.K. Burns. 2009. Potential of methyl jasmonate as a harvest aid for ‘Thompson Seedless’ grapes: concentration and time needed for consistent berry loosening. HortScience 44:1330-1333.

M.W. Fidelibus, L.P. Christensen, D.A. Golino, N.L. Sweet, and K.A. Cathline. 2009. Yield Components and Fruit Composition of Five Barbera Grapevine Selections in the San Joaquin Valley, California. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 60:533-536.

Shrestha, A., B.D. Hanson, M.W. Fidelibus, and M. Alcorta. In Press. Growth, phenology, and intra-specific competition between glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible horseweed (Conyza canadensis) in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Weed Science.

Alcorta, M., M.W. Fidelibus, K.L. Steenwerth, and A. Shrestha. 2011. Competitive effects of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible horseweed (Conyza canadensis L. Cronq.) on young grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.). Weed Science 59: 489–494.

Parpinello, G.P., H. Heymann, S. Vasquez, K.A. Cathline, and M.W. Fidelibus. In Press. Grape Maturity, Yield, Quality, Sensory Properties, and Consumer Acceptance of Fiesta and Selma Pete Dry-on-Vine Raisins. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.

Fidelibus, M.W., L.P. Christensen, D.G. Katayama, and D.W. Ramming. 2008. Early-ripening grapevine cultivars for dry-on-vine raisins on an open-gable trellis. HortTechnology 18:740-745.

Peppi, M.C., M.W. Fidelibus, and N.K. Dokoozlian. 2007. Timing and Concentration of Abscisic Acid Applications Affect the Quality of 'Crimson Seedless' Grapes. International Journal of Fruit Science 7:71-83

Peppi, M.C., M.A. Walker, and M.W. Fidelibus. 2008. Application of abscisic acid rapidly upregulated UFGT gene expression and improved color of grape berries. Vitis 47:11-14

Angulo, A., M.W. Fidelibus, and H. Heymann. 2007. Grape cultivar and drying method affect sensory characteristics and consumer preference of raisins. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 87:865-870.

Peppi, M.C., and M.W. Fidelibus. 2008. Effects of Forchlorfenuron and abscisic acid on the quality of 'Flame Seedless' grapes. HortScience 43:173-176.

Cantin, C.M., M.W. Fidelibus, and C.H. Crisosto. 2007. Application of abscisic acid (ABA) at veraison advanced red color development and maintained postharvest quality of 'Crimson Seedless' grapes. Postharvest Biology and Technology 46:237-241.

Fidelibus, M.W., K.A. Cathline, and J.K. Burns. 2007. Potential abscission agents for raisin, table, and wine grapes. HortScience 42:1626-1630.

Fidelibus, M.W., S.J. Vasquez, and K.A. Cathline. 2007. Canopy separation and defoliation do not improve the dry-on-vine (DOV) raisin-making method for 'Thompson Seedless' grapevines on traditional trellises. Journal of the American Pomological Society 61:61-70.

Fidelibus, M.W., L.P. Christensen, D.G. Katayama, P.T. Verdenal, and K.A. Cathline. 2007. Fruit characteristics of six Merlot grapevine selections in the Central San Joaquin Valley, California. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 58:259-261.

Peppi, M.C., Fidelibus, M.W., and Dokoozlian, N.K. 2007. Application timing and concentration of abscisic acid affect the quality of 'Redglobe' grapes. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 82:304-310.

Fidelibus, M. W., L. P. Christensen, D. G. Katayama, and P.T. Verdenal. 2006. Yield components and fruit composition of six 'Cabernet Sauvignon' grapevine selections in the Central San Joaquin Valley, California. Journal of the American Pomological Society 60:32-36.

Fidelibus, M.W., L.P. Christensen, D.G. Katayama, and P.T. Verdenal. 2006. Yield components and fruit composition of six Chardonnay grapevine clones in the Central San Joaquin Valley, California. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 57(4):503-506

Peppi, M.C., M.W. Fidelibus, and N. Dokoozlian. 2006. Abscisic acid application timing and concentration affect firmness, pigmentation, and color of 'Flame Seedless' grapes. HortScience 41:1440-1445.

Fidelibus, M. W., L. P. Christensen, D. G. Katayama, and P.T. Verdenal. 2005. Performance of Zinfandel and Primitivo Grapevine Selections in the Central San Joaquin Valley, California. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 56(3): 284-286.

Shrestha A., and M.W. Fidelibus. 2005. Grapevine row orientation affects light environment, growth, and development of black nightshade (Solanum nigrum). Weed Science 53(6):802-812.