Marlborough Plant and Food scientist Mike Trought receives Winegrowers fellowship
Marlborough scientist Mike Trought started working at the Marlborough Research Centre when it opened in 1984. He was heavily involved in the development of the Marlborough wine industry, researching yield prediction, inter-row planting, disease mitigation and the effects of climate change.
Much of Trought’s research went on to be widely adopted by wine producers. “It’s always a bit scary when you see industry adopt something you’ve worked on. Especially when they turn around and do 3000 hectares,” he said.