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Timothy Martinson

Timothy Martinson

Senior Extension Associate

106 Hedrick Hall
(315) 787-2448

My program provides extension and applied research in viticulture to support the continued growth and profitability of the New York wine and grape industry. To accomplish this task, I work closely with faculty, regional extension educators, and industry groups in enology and viticulture to provide growers and wineries with educational programs, workshops, newsletters, and applied on-farm research that supports profitable production of grapes, grape products and wine.

Research Focus

My research focuses on collaborative vineyard trials and surveys in commercial vineyards of NY, addressing sustainable production, soil health, grapevine virus incidence and management, and impact of cultural practices and climate on fruit quality. I collaborate with numerous scientists at Cornell and elsewhere to generate data that can inform management decisions for growers in New York.

My research focuses on collaborative vineyard trials and surveys in commercial vineyards of NY, addressing sustainable production, soil health, grapevine virus incidence and management, and impact of cultural practices and climate on fruit quality. I collaborate with numerous scientists at Cornell and elsewhere to generate data that can inform management decisions for growers in New York.

Outreach and Extension Focus

My program responsibility is to provide extension leadership and applied research in viticulture to support the growth and profitability of the New York Wine and Grape Industry. To accomplish this task, I work closely with Faculty, Regional Extension Educators, and industry groups in Enology and Viticulture to provide growers and wineries with educational programs, workshops, newsletters, and applied on-farm research that supports profitable production of grapes, grape products and wine in New York.

I am leader of a four-person outreach team for SCRI VitisGen2 project with a national and international focus

I was project leader for the Northern Grapes Project, from 2013-2017, which integrates research and extension in viticulture, enology, and marketing targeted at Cold climate wine grape cultivars and the businesses they have spawned in 12 Midwestern and Northeastern states.

Teaching Focus

I teach VIEN 3440 Viticulture and Vineyard Management.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension (2015) CALS Cornell
  • Industry Award (2012) New York Wine and Grape Foundation

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  • Wolf, T., Boyer, J., Westover, F., & Martinson, T. (2008). Vineyard site selection. p. 14-37 Wine Grape Production Guide for Eastern North America Tony K. Wolf (ed.), Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), Ithaca, NY.

Magazine Publications

  • Martinson, T. (2017). The Frozen Genetics of International Wine Cultivars. p. 4 Wines and Vines L. Jones McKee (ed.), Hiaring Co., San Rafael, CA.

Research Reports

  • Londo, J., & Martinson, T. (2016). Research Focus: Grapevine Winter Survival and Prospects in an Age of Changing Climate. p. 7 pp Appellation Cornell Koeberle, Alex (ed.), Cornell University, Geneva, NY.
  • Martinson, T., & Burr, T. J. (2012). How close are we to Crown Gall-Free Nursery Stock. p. 6 pp Appellation Cornell Martinson, T. E. and C. Gerling (ed.), Cornell University, Geneva, NY.

Trade Publications

  • Zabadal, T. J., Dami, I. E., Goffinet, M. C., Martinson, T., & Chien, M. L. (2007). Winter injury to grapevines and methods of protection. Extension Bulletin E2930 Michigan State University.

Others

  • Wise, A., Martinson, T., Hawk, J., Weigle, T. H., & Tarleton, L. (2007). New York Guide to Sustainable Viticulture Practices - Grower Self Assessment Workbook. p. 125 Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Presentations and Activities

  • Delivering Extension Education to a Geographically Dispersed Industry: Tales from the Northern Grape Project. April 2017. Cornell Cooperative Extension. System Wide Virtual Conference.
  • Tasles from the NE1020 Coordinated Variety Trials. Northern Grapes Webinar Series. February 2017. Northern Grapes Project/ Cornell University. Online.
  • Impact of crop load & training systems on viticultural & enological performances of Marquette and Frontenac grown in Michigan & New York,. Northern Grapes Webinar. April 2014. Northern Grapes Project. Electronic/Internet.