Tom Zabadal

Professor and Coordinator of SWMREC

Tom Zabadal
1791 Hillandale Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Phone: (269) 944-1477

Area of Expertise: Vineyard establishment; vineyard mechanization; vine training systems; table grape production; cultivar evaluation.

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Education

State College at Buffalo: B.S. 1966

Cornell University: Ph.D. 1974

Professional Positions

Extension Specialist, Cornell University, October, 1973-January, 1976

Extension Associate, Cornell University, January, 1976-January, 1986

Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University, January, 1986-March, 1989

Associate Professor, Michigan State University, March, 1989-2006

Professor, Michigan State University, October 2006 - Present

Professional Organizations

American Society for Horticultural Science

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

Selected University/College Activities

  • Coordinator of the 350-acre Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center
  • Statewide Extension responsibility for viticulture
  • Grape, blueberry, apple, vegetable research

Link to the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC)

Awards

1998 Viticultural Research Award from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation