Food Scientist Threlfall Named ASHS Researcher Emeritus for Southern Region



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Renee Threlfall’s research and extension focus on post-harvest processing and storage of specialty crops (wine grapes, muscat grapes, table grapes, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, hops, etc.) and value processing added horticultural crops.

Renee Threlfall, a research scientist in wine and viticulture at the U of A, has been named the winner of the Julian Miller Sr. Distinguished Researcher Award.

The award is given by the Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences. It recognizes an outstanding record in research on one or more horticultural crops and in one or more fields of horticultural research for a period of 10 years or more.

Threlfall is a faculty member in the Department of Food Science at Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. She is also a researcher and scientist at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment State, the research arm of the U of A System’s agriculture division.

Threlfall has been with the department for over 30 years and has a position split between research, extension and teaching.

His research and extension focuses on post-harvest processing and storage of specialty crops (wine grapes, muscat grapes, table grapes, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, hops, etc.) and value-added processing of horticultural crops. She has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Threlfall teaches an introductory wine and winemaking class, Uncorked: Vines to Wines, each fall, and teaches winemaking, viticulture, and sensory topics for grape and wine production in other classes. of food science.

She is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), ASEV-Eastern Section, American Wine Society, American Society for Horticultural Science, North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association, and the American Society of Brewing Chemists. She serves on the National Grape Research Alliance Outreach and Outreach Committee, is a member of the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers, and serves on the Arkansas Wine Growers Council. She is also the director of the Arkansas Quality Wine program.

The ASHS represents a broad cross-section of the horticultural community – scientists, educators, students, landscape and turf managers, government, extension workers and industry professionals. Members focus on the practices and issues of horticulture: breeding, propagation, production and management, harvesting, handling and storage, processing, marketing and use of horticultural plants and products.

About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the United States with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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