Michael Reinke

Michael Reinke

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Viticulture Specialist

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Michael Reinke is the Michigan State University Extension Viticulture Specialist located in Berrien County. He received his PhD in Entomology from MSU and has several years of industry experience in insect monitoring, pheromone-based insect management, and insect behavior in agricultural systems. In his role as viticulture specialist, Mike assists grape growers in all aspects of production for both wine and juice processing. When not focused on his extension activities, his research work revolves around incorporating tools and techniques from various production systems with the goal of improving grape growers’ resilience and future sustainability. One particular avenue of research is looking at the potential for high-precision crop spraying using unmanned aerial spraying systems (spray drones) in temperate specialty crops like grapes and other small fruits.