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Join us for a focused workshop on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease. This workshop will cover information about the virus, insects that may be spreading the virus, how it impacts grapevine physiology and fruit composition, vineyard management practices to ameliorate virus effects, and the effects the virus has on wine quality. Presenters will share the most recent information from research projects in Oregon. Registration is required and space is limited, so register online here by November 15.

This workshop qualifies for 3 ODA Pesticide recertification credits. 

Audience: Commercial wine grape growers/winemakers


10:00 – 10:15     Introductions- Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor, OSU

10:15 – 11:00      Red Blotch Disease Epidemiology in Oregon- Dr. Bob Martin, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS, Corvallis, OR

11:00 – 11:45      Exploring Insect Vectors for Red Blotch Disease- Dr. Vaughn Walton, Entomology Professor, OSU

11:45 – 12:15      Lunch (will be provided)

12:15 – 1:00       Impacts of Vineyard Management on Red Blotch Disease- Dr. Alex Levin, Assistant Professor, OSU (SOREC)

1:00 – 1:45         Physiological Effects of Red Blotch Disease in the Willamette Valley- Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor, OSU

1:45 – 2:00        Break

2:00 – 2:45       Wine Quality Effects of Red Blotch Disease- Dr. James Osborne, Extension Enologist & Associate Professor, OSU

2:45-3:00          Open Q&A