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Lynn Wunderlich

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Farm Advisor
Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
311 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5505
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Also in:
Amador County
Calaveras County
El Dorado County
Tuolumne County

Biography

I began my career as a UCCE Farm Advisor in El Dorado and Amador Counties in the fall of 2000, after working several years as a UC staff researcher on IPM projects in the Monterey and Ventura County UCCE offices. My previous work experience also includes lab work creating monoclonal antibodies for a sugarbeet fungus in the USDA lab in Salinas; and assisting with conversion studies from conventional to organic agriculture in apples, artichokes and strawberries for the UCSC Agroecology program.

From 2000-2007 the emphasis of my research as a Farm Advisor in the foothills has been on pest management in tree fruits, primarily codling moth control strategies.  In 2007 my program responsibilities shifted to include wine grapes as well.

In 2011, El Dorado and Amador counties joined Calaveras and Tuolumne counties to form a UCCE multi-county partnership.  My current work as Farm Advisor for this region emphasizes viticulture production and IPM, while continuing to assist the tree fruit and Christmas tree growers in the area.

Education

M.S. Plant Protection and Pest Management, University of California-Davis. 1997
B.S. Bacteriology/Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1985

Specialty

Viticulture and Pomology for the foothills; Sprayer calibration; Integrated Pest Management; Biological Control

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Diaz-Lara, A.; Klaassen, V., et al. (2018). Characterization of grapevine leafroll associated virus 3 genetic variants and application towards RT-qPCR assay design. PLoS ONE. 13:12, e0208862.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Bollinger, M.L., et al. (2017). Investigating the Spread and Effect of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus in California-Grown Zinfandel. 20th International Meeting of Viticulture GiESCO Proceedings. 1:20, 215.
  • Wistrom, C. M.; Blaisdell, G. K., et al. (2017). "No evidence of transmission of grapevine leafroll associated viruses by phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae)." European Journal of Plant Pathology 147(97)
  • Wistrom, C. M.; Blaisdell, G. K., et al. (2016). "Ferrisia gilli (Hemiptera: Pseduococcidae) Transmits Grapevine Leafroll-Associated Viruses." Journal of Economic Entomology 109(4): 1519-1523.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Zaccaria, D., et al. (2015). "Effect of slope and aspect on vine water use and stress." 19th International Meeting of Viticulture GiESCO Proceedings No. 19(Vol. 1): 262-265.
  • Wunderlich, L.R.; Caprile, J.L., et al. (2015) UC IPM Apple Pest Management Guidelines for Agriculture: Insects and Mites. UC ANR Publication 3432.
  • Haviland, D.; Wunderlich, L., et al. (2013). Ferrisia (Gills Mealybug). Grape Pest Management.L. Ferguson. Oakland, CA, UC ANR. Publication 3343
  • Wunderlich, L.; Cooper, M., et al. (2013). "Seasonal biology of Ferrisia gilli (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in California Sierra Foothill Vineyards." Journal of Economic Entomology 106(4): 1716-1725.
  • Burrack, H.; Bingham, R., et al. (2011). "Understanding the seasonal and reproductive biology of olive fruit fly is critical to its management." California Agriculture 65(1): 14-20.
  • Daane, K.; Cooper, M., et al. (2008). "Vineyard managers and researchers seek sustainable solutions for mealybugs, a changing pest complex." California Agriculture 62(4): 167-176.
  • Janousek, C.; Lorber, J., et al. (2007). Fungicide control of scab in Red Delicious apple in the Sierra foothills, California, 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports. 2: PF051.
  • Caprile, J.; Wunderlich, L., et al. (2006). Apple. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines. UC ANR. Publication 3432.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Giles, D. (1999). "Field Assessment of Adhesion and Hatch of Chrysoperla Eggs Mechanically Applied in Liquid Carriers." Biological Control 14: 159-167.
  • Giles, D.; Wunderlich, L. (1998). "Electronically-Controlled Delivery System for Beneficial Insect Eggs in Liquid Suspensions." Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 38(5): 1289-1296.
  • Wunderlich, L. (1998). "Important Issues in Ecologically Sound Integrated Pest Management, A Student Debate. Topic: The 1996 Farm Bill Will Enhance the Long-Term Adoption of Ecologically Sound IPM. Background Statement." American Entomologist 44(3): 161-162.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). 2018 Vintage Report. UCCE Central Sierra e-newsletter.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Is it a Spray Day? How weather conditions influence airblast spray deposition and coverage. CAPCA Adviser. 21:5, 62-66.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Phylloxera: a Foothill Pest Whose Time Has Come. Foothill Fodder Blog. June 17, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27493
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Safari Vineyard Tailgate Meeting. Handout.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Spring 2018 Weather Confounds:Lack of Chill for Trees, Frost Damage in Grapes. UCCE Central Sierra e-newsletter.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Training California's Pesticide Applicators to Reduce Drift Near Schools-1 year Progress Report Pest Management Alliance Grant. California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Training California's Pesticide Applicators to Reduce Drift Near Schools-6 month report Pest Management Alliance Grant. California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Vole with a "V". Foothill Fodder Blog. May 17, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27207
  • Wunderlich, L. (2018). Zaccaria's International Team Showcase Irrigation Whiz During Foothill Field Day. Foothill Fodder Blog. August 16, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27990
  • Kurtural, K.; Wunderlich, L. (2017). Transition to Mechanical Harvest. Field Day Handout.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2017). Using the Disease Triangle and PMI to Decide How to Start Your Seasonal Mildew Program. Foothill Fodder Blog. May 5, 2017. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=24043
  • Wunderlich, L.R. (2017). Vintage 2016 Report: Amador, Calaveras,El Dorado and Tuolumne Counties. Wines and Vines. 98:1, 118.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2016). Foothill Fodder. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/FoothillAg/.
  • Nguyen, T.; Morris, N.S., et al. (2016). Fungicide control of apple scab: 2016 field trial. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/fruitcropfungicidetrials, University of California Cooperative Extension, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis. CA.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Zaccaria, D., et al. (2016). Investigating the Effect of Topography on Vine Water Use (ET) and Vine Stress. 67th American Society for Enology and Viticulture.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2016). Maintain Your Irrigation System to Improve Peformance. Foothill Fodder Blog. April 19, 2016. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20782
  • Zalom, F.; Smith, R., et al. (2016). National Pest Alert: Grapevine Red Blotch-Associated Virus. Regional IPM Center.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2016). To Spray or Not To Spray: Using the Powdery Mildew Index. Foothill Fodder Blog. May 4, 2016. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20949
  • Wunderlich, L. (2016). U.C. Researchers Find Vector for Red Blotch in Grapes. Western Farm Press. http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-researchers-find-vector-red-blotch-grapes, Penton.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2016). Wines and Vines. Vintage 2015 Report: El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.A. Adams. 97:1, 78. January, 2016.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Klonsky, K., et al. (2015). 2015 Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce wine grapes: Sierra Nevada Foothills.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2014). Calaveras Vineyard Tour Highlights. UCCE Central Sierra e-newsletter. September, 2014.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Hembree, K. (2014). Demonstrating drift-reducing nozzles for adoption in foothill vineyards.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2014). Foothill Grape Day Informs Growers on Local Research, Vine Water Transport, and Zinfandel. The Gold Country Times. 13. July/August 2014.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2014). From Recommendation to Application: How PCAs Can Help Minimize Drift, Ensure Coverage. CAPCA Adviser. Sacramento, Ca, California Association of Pest Control Advisers. XVII:1, 30-33. February, 2014.
  • Gubler, W.D.; Nguyen, T.T., et al. (2014). Fungicide Control of Apple Scab 2014 Field Trial. University of California Cooperative Extension, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis. October, 2014. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/fruitcropfungicidetrials
  • Wunderlich, L. (2014). Thoughts for farming during drought. Ag Advocate, El Dorado County Farm Bureau.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2014). Vintage 2013: Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties. Wines and Vines. Sonoma, Ca, Wine Communications Group. 95:1. January, 2014.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2013). Calaveras/UCCE 2013 Vineyard Tour Highlights: Soils, Mildew and Irrigation Strategies. UCCE Central Sierra e-newsletter. August.
  • Daane, K.; Cooper, M., et al. (2013). Mealybug pests and an emerging viral disease: Vector ecology and their role in grape leafroll associated virus epidemiology. Annual Report to the American Vineyard Foundation. Proposal #2013-815.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2013). Vintage 2012: Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties. Wines and Vines. 101. January.
  • Niederholzer, F.; Billing, R., et al. (2012). Cost saving practices ranked for grape spraying. Central Coast Vineyard News. 6. November 2012.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2012). Foothill vineyard tour highlights factors for wine grape quality. Stanislaus Farm News. 63:32, 9.
  • Bay, I.; Wunderlich, L., et al. (2012). Fungicide control of apple scab: 2012 field trial. http://ucanr.edu/sites/plp/Cooperative_Extension/Gubler/fungtrials2012/
  • Wunderlich, L.; Daane, K. (2011). Field evaluation of insecticides for managing Gill's mealybug, Ferrisia gilli, in vineyards. Annual Entomology Society of America Meeting, Hawaii.
  • Bay, I.; Eynard, J., et al. (2011). Fungicide control of apple scab: 2011 field trial. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/ext/gubler/fungtrials2011/
  • Wunderlich, L.; Daane, K. (2010). Biology and management of Gill's mealybug, Ferrisia gilli, an emerging mealybug pest of wine grapes in California's Sierra foothills. Abstracts of the 2010 Annual Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference.
  • Elkins, R.; Ingels, C., et al. (2010). Expanded Demonstration of Codling Moth Granulosis Virus to Control Codling Moth in California Pear Orchards. Technical report to IR-4.
  • Marcus, L. (Executive director) (2010). Fish Friendly Farming-Environmental Certification Program, El Dorado County. Farm Conservation Plan Template. Christmas Tree Farms.L. Wunderlich.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2009). Foothill Vineyard News. Issues 1-10.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Cooper, M., et al. (2009). Gill's mealybug, Ferrisia gilli (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), an emerging pest of wine grapes in California's Sierra foothills. Entomological Society of America Meeting.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2009). Mealybugs in vineyards: identifying, monitoring and managing. CAPCA Adviser. 7:1, 36-41.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Daane, K. (2009). Seasonal biology of the Gill's mealybug, Ferrisia gilli, in foothill vineyards. Annual Progress Report 2008. American Vineyard Foundation.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2008). Foothill Farm and Orchard News. Issues 1-9.
  • Peterson, R.; Wunderlich, L., et al. (2008). Association Disclosure Statement and Information Packet Regarding the Proposed Restructuring of the Placerville Fruit Growers Cooperative to a Subchapter S Corporation: "Placerville Fruit Growers Incorporated" ("PFGI"). Prepared for and approved by the PFGA board.
  • Peterson, R.; Wunderlich, L., et al. (2008). Association Disclosure Statement and Information Packet Regarding the Proposed Restructuring of the Placerville Fruit Growers Cooperative to a Subchapter S Corporation: "Placerville Fruit Growers Incorporated" ("PFGI"). Prepared for and approved by the PFGA board.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Chastagner, G. (2008). Challenges to managing Phytophthora root rot in California's Sierra foothills. Proceedings of the 8th International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference, Horsholm, Forest & Landscape Working Papers.
  • Janousek, C.; Wunderlich, L., et al. (2008). Synthetic and organic fungicide control of apple scab: 2008 field trial. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/gubler/lab/index.html
  • Wunderlich, L. (2007). Foothill Vineyard News. Issues 1-10.
  • Janousek, C.; Lorber, J., et al. (2007). Fungicide control of apple scab: 2007 trial results. http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/ext/gubler/fungtrials2007/
  • Wunderlich, L.; Klonsky, K., et al. (2007). Sample costs to establish and produce apples-Fuji variety.
  • Larsen, G.; Hoover, C., et al. (2007). Special membership meeting and information packet: developing a strategic plan for our future. Placerville Fruit Growers Association.
  • Warnert, J.; Wunderlich, L. (2007). UC studies new Christmas tree species in California. http://ucanr.org/news/?uid=1050&ds=191
  • Elkins, R.; Ingels, C., et al. (2006). Control of codling moth in pears using codling moth granulosis virus. Abstracts of the 80th Annual Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2006). Evaluating granulosis virus (Cyd-X) and acetamiprid (Assail) for season-long control of codling moth in apples: results from two years of field studies. Abstracts of the 80th Annual Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2005). Christmas tree production in the California Sierra Foothills. Seventh International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference Program & Abstracts.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Fake, C., et al. (2005). Sample Costs to Produce Christmas Trees. Choose and Cut Tree Farm.
  • Mitcham, E.; Grant, J., et al. (2005). Tree Fruit Research in California. Proceedings from the Washington State Horticulture Meetings.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2004). Determining codling moth (Cydia pomonella) sex and mating status.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2004). Integrating Assail into Sierra Foothill Apple Pest Management Programs for Codling Moth and Leafhopper Control. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference Abstracts.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2004). Managing Phytophthora root rot in foothill-grown Christmas trees. Western Region Extension Professional Development Conference Proceedings.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2004). Water quality and the new conditional waiver for irrigated lands. Ag Advocate, El Dorado County Farm Bureau Newsletter. Winter, 1.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2004). Watershed Evaluation Report. Sacramento River Watershed Evaluation Report. El Dorado County Agricultural Watershed Group of Sacramento Valley Watershed Coalition. 4.9. April.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Barry, S., et al. (2003). Managing Yellow Starthistle. A resource guide for managing Yellow Starthistle. El Dorado County Noxious Weed Management Group.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2003). Understanding and managing Phytophthora root rot in Doug and True Firs. UCCE. Publication EDA-4-03.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2003). Why we need a Farm Advisor. U.C. Cooperative Extension's history in El Dorado County: a rich past, an uncertain future. Ag Advocate, El Dorado County Farm Bureau Newsletter. Spring/Summer, 8.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2002). Chemical thinning in stone fruits grown in the Sierra foothill region. 2002 Annual Report of the California Tree Fruit Agreement. 33.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2002). Managing bird pests of fruit grown in the foothills. UCCE. Publication EDA-2-02.
  • Wunderlich, L. (2000). Field Assessment of Mechanical Release of Green Lacewing Eggs (Chrysoperla rufilabris) for Management of Lettuce Aphid (Nasonovia ribis-nigri). Sustainable Agriculture:Continuing to Grow.
  • Wunderlich, L.; Chaney, W. (1998). "The California Central Coast Vegetable IPM Project: Cooperation Reaching Beyond the Limits of Extension". Entomological Society of America Meeting Abstracts.

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