Dr. Kevin Usher

Dr. Kevin Usher

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-404-3336
Fax : 250-494-0755
 
Education
B.Sc., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Ph.D., Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
 
Research
Biochemistry of grapes and wine toward improving wine quality. 
 
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Owen, S.J., Lafond, M.D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., and Abrams, S.R. 2009. Profiles of Abscisic Acid and Its Catabolites in Developing Merlot Grape (Vitis vinifera) Berries, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 60(3), pp. 277-284.
  • Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., Rabie, B., Herbert, L.C., and Losso, I. 2009. Crop load and irrigation management. First year effects on nutrition , vigour, yield and quality of Merlot grapes, 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 20-21, 2009.
  • Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Bogdanoff, C.P., and Lowery, D.T. 2008. Making Wine for Science, British Columbia Fruit Grower Magazine, 6(3), pp. 15-17.
  • Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Lowery, D.T., Neilsen, G.H., Sholberg, P.L., O'Gorman, D.T., and Cliff, M.A. 2008. Sustainable production of high quality wine grapes. Annual Report, AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC.
  • Usher, K.B. 2008. Micro-Oxygenation Research at PARC, BC Wine Grape Council Newsletter, 2(2), pp. 5.
  • Usher, K.B. 2008. Vineyard Influences on Chardonnay aromatics, 2008 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Gorwers' Convention, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, February 20-21, 2008.
  • Usher, K.B. 2008. Vineyard Influences on Pinot noir anthocyanins, 2008 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Gorwers' Convention, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, February 20-21, 2008.
Dr. Kevin Usher

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