The inaugural David Jackson dinner
27 May 2010, 7pm
Research prize honours contribution to Canterbury wine industry
An important new date in the Canterbury wine calendar has been announced. To be held at the Canterbury Club in Christchurch, the dinner is a collaboration between Wines of Canterbury, Lincoln University and the Waipara Valley Winegrowers and is named in honour of the contribution that David Jackson has made to the Canterbury region.
Dr. David Jackson was for many years an academic staff member at Lincoln University and carried out pioneering work demonstrating what could be achieved in the South Island’s cool climate. His research at Lincoln was critical in unravelling key climate factors for balance between vegetative and fruit growth in Canterbury. He was also the prime mover in what became New Zealand’s first tertiary-level qualification in viticulture and wine science.
Because of the importance Lincoln University attaches to applied research, the winner of the first David Jackson Prize will be announced at the dinner. The prize is awarded to any student at Lincoln University carrying out research in the broad area of wine which demonstrates both innovation and academic rigour.
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