Joseph Fiola


Joseph A Fiola
Principal Agent
Expertise: Viticulture, Small Fruit, Enology, Fruit Breeding
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Organizational Unit
 
Principal Agent
Joseph A Fiola
jfiola@umd.edu
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, Maryland 21756-1104
Phone (main): 301 432-2767, ext. 344
Fax: 301 432-4089
Affiliate
Joseph A Fiola
jfiola@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
2102 Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-6244
Fax: 301 314-9308

Dr. Fiola has over 25 years of academic and industry experience in research and extension in small fruit production and breeding, viticulture, and enology. He is currently the Specialist in Viticulture and Small Fruit for the University of Maryland Extension following being in a similar position at Rutgers from 1988-2001, and is responsible for a statewide viticulture and fruit research and extension program. He holds 12 patents for developing new bramble and strawberry varieties and has done considerable research into new production systems and season extension. His viticulture and enology R&E program concentrates on variety testing, including clonal comparisons, new and imported varieties, as well as cultural practices. He also conducts small batch winemaking studies of the varieties and the experimental treatments. He is an active member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and the American Wine Society.