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Megan Hall

Megan Hall

335 Plant Science

August 2013-present, MS/PhD student, Plant Pathology concentration, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University
August 2010, Master of Arts, Socio-Legal Studies, York University
June 2009, Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Current Graduate Advisor: Wayne Wilcox

Research Focus (Meghan's Blog)

My interests are focused on late-season bunch rots in wine grapes (Vitis vinifera), primarily Botrytis cinerea and Sour Rot. I conduct field-based research in which I seek to employ canopy management techniques and other cultural practices to reduce the incidence of these diseases in the vineyard.

Professional Experience

I worked in the Oregon wine industry for two years before coming to Cornell. I worked first as a harvest intern during the 2011 season and then as a viticulture intern in 2012 with Rex Hill Winery. I was the assistant viticulturist at Tukwilla Vineyards, and a tasting room associate at R. Stuart & Co. throughout 2012.

Awards and Honors

  • 2014: American Society of Enology and Viticulture National Conference, Best Viticulture Poster 
  • 2014: American Society of Enology and Viticulture Eastern Section Scholarship
  • 2014: American Wine Society Educational Fellowship
  • 2015: Frederick Dreer Award
  • 2015: American Society of Enology and Viticulture Scholarship
  • 2015: American Society of Enology and Viticulture National Conference, Best Viticulture Student Presentation
  • 2015: American Wine Society Educational Fellowship
  • 2015: American Society of Enology and Viticulture Eastern Section, Best Viticulture Student Presentation