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Bruce P Bordelon

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
Horticulture Room 109

Area of Expertise: Grapes and Small Fruit

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection

Teaching Responsibilities

* HORT 42100, Fruit Production
* HORT 59000/FS 59100, Commercial Grape and Wine Production

The Purdue Wine Grape Team's Boot Camp gains national attention - CNN Video

Grapes and Small Fruits

Research and extension in grapes and small fruit, with emphasis on integrated crop management to improve economics of production and fruit quality using sustainable approaches. Evaluation of new grape cultivars for superior fruit quality and adaption to Indiana climates and soils.

Awards & Honors

(2008) Outstanding Service in Global Relations. Epsilon Sigma Phi (Alpha Lambda Chapter).

Selected Publications

Skinkis, P. A., Bordelon, B. P., & Butz, E. M. (2010). Effects of sulight exposure on berry and wine monoterpenes and sensory characteristics of Traminette. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 61(2), 147-156.

Bordelon, B. P., Butzke, C. E., & Merritt, J. K. (2010). Commercial Winemaking Series: Traminette Vineyard Management, 5.

Butzke, C. E., Bordelon, B. P., & Merritt, J. K. (2010). Commercial Winemaking Series: Traminette Winemaking, 6.

Bordelon, B. P. (2010). Watch Out for Grapes. Driftwatch Factsheet, 2.

Bordelon, B. P., Ellis, M. A., & Welty, C. (2010). Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide, 74. Retrieved from

Bordelon, B. P. (2009). Grape Varieties for Indiana, 18. Retrieved from

Skinkis, P. A., Bordelon, B. P., & Wood, K. V. (2008). A Comparison of Monoterpene Constituents of Traminette, Gewurztraminer and Riesling Wine Grapes.. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 59, 440-445.

Bordelon, B. P., Skinkis, P. A., & Howard, P. H. (2008). Impact of Training System on Vine Performance and Fruit Composition of Traminette.. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 59, 39-46.

Dami, I., Bordelon, B. P., Ferree, D., Brown, M., Ellis, M., Williams, R., & Doohan, D. (2005). Midwest Grape Production Guide, 155.

Muñoz-Espada, A. C., Wood, K. V., Bordelon, B. P., & Watkins, B. A. (2004). Anthocyanin Quantification and Radical Scavenging Capacity of Concord, Norton, and Marechal Foch Grapes and Wines.. Journal of Food and Ag Chemistry, 52, 6779-6786.