Kaan Kurtural, Ph.D.
Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, Viticulture
Viticulture and Enology
Dr. Kaan Kurtural joined the department November 2015 as a new Cooperative Extension Specialist in Viticulture. Dr. Kurtural’s research focuses on three main parts with short and long-term outcomes:
1) improving production efficiency in vineyards by applying principles of canopy and crop load management using vineyard mechanization and applied water amounts;
2) identifying quality improvement traits in berry composition by translating fundamental research into applied production practices in vineyards;
3) evaluating alternative methods of control invasive species in vineyards.