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Dr. Tian Tian

Viticulture Advisor
Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
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Ph.D. in Horticulture, Oregon State University, 2020 

M.S. in Viticulture and Enology, California State University, Fresno, 2015 

B.S. in Enology and Viticulture, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Shaanxi, China, 2012 


Viticulture, Plant Physiology

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Peer Reviewed

  • Tian, Tian; Ruppel, Meghan, et al. (2022). Fertilize or supplement: the impact of nitrogen on vine productivity and wine sensory properties in Chardonnay. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 73, 156-169.
  • Bustamante, Marcelo I; Elfar, Karina, et al. (2022). First Report of Fusarium annulatum Associated with Young Vine Decline in California. Plant Disease. 106, 2752. 

  • Schreiner, R Paul; Tian, Tian (2022). Performance of Taxonomically Diverse Native Isolates of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Symbiosis with Young Grapevines. HortScience. 57, 1135-1144.
  • Tian T and Schreiner RP. 2021. Appropriate Time to Measure Leaf and Stem Water Potential in North-South Oriented, Vertically Shoot-Positioned Vineyards. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture72:64-72.

  • Tian, Tian; Schreiner, R Paul (2021). Appropriate time to measure leaf and stem water potential in north-south oriented, vertically shoot-positioned vineyards. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 72, 64-72.
  • Tian T and Gu S. 2019. Improving fruit anthocyanins in'Cabernet Sauvignon'by shifting fruit ripening and irrigation reduction post veraison in warmer region. Vitis: Journal of Grapevine Research58:23-31.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Tian, Tian (2023). Erratic Bud Break and Irregular Shoot Growth in Spring: Potential Causes and What Can Be Done to Fix Them. Vit Tips, April Issue.M. Fidelibus and K. Lund.
  • Tian, Tian; Fidelibus, Matthew (2023). Long-term influences of rootstocks on vine performance and fruit quality in an 'Autumn King' vineyard. Annual Conference of American Society for Enology and Viticulture.
  • Tian, Tian (2023). Table Grape Tasks. January Issue. American Vineyard Magazine.
  • Tian, Tian (2023). Table Grape Tasks. May Issue. American Vineyard Magazine.
  • Tian, Tian (2023). Table Grape Tasks. Nov Issue. American Vineyard Magazine.
  • Tian, Tian (2023). Tips for managing vine nutrition in vineyards. September issue. Grape & Wine Magazine.
  • Tian T. 2021. Nitrogen Fertilization alters phosphorus status of grapevines and their association with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Progressive Crop Consultant

  • Schreiner R. P. and Tian T. 2021. Do Mycorrhizal Fungi Help Grapevines Acquire Nitrogen? Vine to Wine March Newsletter. Oregon State University Oregon Wine Institute. Corvallis, OR.

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