Wine Studies Workshops Offered at Chemeketa Community College

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

Chemeketa Community College is offering a variety of workshops for vineyard management and wine business from late January through June. Advanced Vineyard Management Workshops - Held at the NW Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola Organic Spray Programs for Grapes March 11, 9 am-2 pm Vineyard Water Management April 29, 9 am-2 pm Vineyard Workshops – [...]

Register Now for 2017 Grape Day

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Join the Oregon Wine Research Institute and its researchers from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 6 at Oregon State University for its annual event highlighting research relevant to the Oregon wine industry. The speaker and topic lineup for Grape Day includes: Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, research scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will present his [...]

Recruiting Industry Research Collaborators for the OSU Statewide Crop Load Project – 2017

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Patty Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University, is recruiting new vineyard and winery partners in the project during 2017. If you produce Pinot noir or Chardonnay in Oregon and are interested in joining this multi-year collaborative project, read on: Yield management is an important quality control step in winegrape production. A significant body [...]

Attend the LIVE Annual Meeting

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

The LIVE annual meeting and 20th anniversary celebration will be held Tuesday, Apr. 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. The event will include a board meeting and awards ceremony, as well as guest speakers on various topics. Early bird pricing ends Apr. 1. Learn more and register for this [...]

Attend a Discussion on Glyphosate Impacts and Alternatives

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

Attend a presentation by Mimi Casteel of Hope Well Wine on glyphosate, how it works, pesticide modes of action and alternative practices. This event is presented by LIVE and will be hosted at Gran Moraine Winery from 4-6 p.m. on May 2. Learn more about this event.

Research Update: Grape Powdery Mildew Management

March 15, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Grape Powdery Mildew Management—A Fungicide Timing and Selection Conundrum Walt Mahaffee, USDA, and Brent Warneke, Oregon State University, are researching how to improve the efficiency of grape production by optimizing fungicide selection and timing to manage powdery mildew of grape berries.  This research will determine the most effective fungicide application timing with relation to grape [...]

PSU Climate Adaptation Series: Climate, Grapes and Wine

February 28, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

Join the doctoral students from Portland State University’s National Science Foundation IGERT program to see experts from across the country present on a range of topics related to climate adaptation. On Mar. 9 at 4 p.m., Dr. Gregory V. Jones will present on understanding terroir influences and sustainability in a variable and changing climate. This presentation is free [...]

Research Update: Integrative studies of vector-related field epidemiology for grapevine red blotch-associated virus

February 16, 2017|OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Grapevine virus diseases are of serious concern for vineyard managers and winemakers in all Western production regions. Grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV) impacts grape berry quality. Growers and scientists alike have noticed a consistently lower °Brix at harvest of infected vines, resulting in removal of symptomatic vines from vineyards. What's more concerning is that GRBaV [...]

Attend the Climate Extremes Research Symposium

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

In the Pacific Northwest, recent warmer spring and summer temperatures have led to: Earlier harvests Early fall frosts before vines are fully dormant Generally mild winters with several cold snaps Sharp declines in temperature through early spring. These heat and cold extremes can be damaging to grapevines, impact fruit quality and influence winemaking decisions. Attend [...]

Registration Now Open for the Third Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The third annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is scheduled for Mar. 14. The program will be held at Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Click here to view a list of speakers and topics or to register.