Experts in the Field of Wine-making (viticulture)


Paul Read is a professor with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture with an area of focus in viticulture. His research interests are in tissue culture for horticulture crop improvement (Hatch Project emphasizing woody ornamentals and fruit crops) and on vineyard management issues in support of Nebraska’s developing grape and wine industry. He also works with Nebraska Extension serving as a resource for Nebraska’s developing grape and wine industry; publication of the Nebraska VineLines (4 to 6 issues/year); coordination of educational programs on viticulture and enology, including Annual Nebraska Winery and GrapeGrowers Forum and Trade Show, winemaking schools, Field Days, and workshops on specific topics, such as weed management, pruning, and disease management; assisting the horticultural industry in adopting practices that facilitate rapid introduction of new and improved genotypes of horticultural crops.