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Farm Advisor

Lynn Wunderlich is the U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor for commercial* agriculture in the Central Sierra.

EMAIL: lrwunderlich@ucdavis.edu

*Backyard vineyard, orchard and garden questions?
Please contact the Master Gardeners for advice: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.org/Master_Gardeners/

B.Sc. Bacteriology. Emphasis in Plant Pathology. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1985
M.Sc. Plant Protection and Pest Management. University of California-Davis. 1997
California Pest Control Advisor (PCA)
California Qualified Applicator License (QAL)


  • Wine grape nutrition, foothill soils, and "red leaf" symptoms
    Sprayer Calibration workshop
  • Evaluating the powdery mildew index for foothill grown grapes
  • Early leaf pulling for Botryis management in grapes
  • New tools for irrigation management: pressure bombing and the "surface renewal" method
  • Sprayer calibration education for improved spray efficiency
  • Evaluating Nordmann and Turkish Fir for Christmas Tree production in the Sierra foothills

View Lynn's Orchard IPM Interview
View Lynn's Orchard IPM Interview
Lynn was recently interviewed by the University's Extending Orchard Knowledge in California website team. View her interview on The Value of IPM in the Orchard.



Wunderlich, L.R., M.L. Cooper and K.M. Daane. 2013. Seasonal biology of Ferrisia gilli (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in California Sierra foothill vineyards. J. Econ. Entomol. 106 (4): 1716-1725 (2013). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EC13046 Free PDF version of the journal article here

Burrack, H.J., Bingham, R., Price, R., Connell, J.H., Phillips, P.A., Wunderlich, L., Vossen, P.M., O’Connell, N.V., Ferguson, L., and F.G. Zalom.  2011. Understanding the seasonal and reproductive biology of olive fruit fly is critical to its management. California Agriculture 65(1):14-20. http://ucanr.org/repository/CAO/landingpage.cfm?article=ca.V065n01p14&fulltext=yes

Bay, I.S., Wunderlich, L. R., Nguyen, T.N. and W.D. Gubler.  2012. Fungicide control of apple scab: 2012 field trial.  Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis. 

Daane, K.M., Cooper, M.L., Triapitsyn, S.V., Walton, V.M., Yokota, G.Y., Haviland, D.R., Bentley, W.J., Godfrey, K., and L.R. Wunderlich.  2008. Vineyard managers and researchers seek sustainable solutions for mealybugs, a changing pest complex.  California Agriculture 62(4):167-176. http://californiaagriculture.ucanr.org/landingpage.cfm?article=ca.V062n04p167&fulltext=yes

Wunderlich, L. and K.M. Daane.  2009. Seasonal biology of the Gill's mealybug, Ferrisia gilli, in foothill vineyards. Annual Progress Report (2008). American Vineyard Foundation. http://www.avf.org/article.html?id=3518&year=2008

Wunderlich, L., K. Klonsky, and R. DeMoura. 2007. Sample costs to establish and produce apples-Fuji variety. http://coststudies.ucdavis.edu/files/appleir2007.pdf