2018 V&E Research Listening Tour

June 14, 2018|OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Register to Join OWB for a Listening Session on Research In June, the OWB Directors allocated a record amount of funding to viticulture and enology research projects for the 2018-19 fiscal year: $437,500. Given this heightened commitment to scientific research and the desire to maximize the return on the industry's investment in this program, the leadership of the [...]

OSU Agricultural Water Survey

April 20, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research|

Researchers at Oregon State University are reaching out to all produce growers in the state of Oregon to request their help. They are interested in investigating water use practices in order to help farmers meet new federal requirements. They have included a survey to better understand water practices on produce farms. The survey should take [...]

OWRI Red Blotch Survey

April 20, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research|

The Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University is conducting a survey on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease to understand how widespread the disease is in Oregon and what educational information is needed by industry. The survey should not take more than a few minutes. Begin the survey.

Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

February 26, 2018|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The fourth annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is scheduled for Mar. 13. 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. View the full schedule and register.

OWB-Sponsored Research Update: Grape Powdery Mildew Management – A Fungicide Timing and Selection Conundrum

February 7, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist USDA-ARS-HCRL, has prepared the update below. Other researchers include Tara Neill, USDA, Brent Warneke, Oregon State University, and Lindsey Thiessen, North Carolina State University. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program. Read Dr. Mahaffee's research update here.

OWB-Sponsored Research Update: Determining the Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 in the Timing of Ripening Initiation in Vitis vinifera

January 11, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Laurent Deluc, associate professor of grape genomics at OSU and OWRI, has prepared an update on research he is leading into the role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 in the timing of ripening of Vitis vinifera. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program, as [...]

2017-18 OWB-Funded Research Grants Awarded

October 9, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research|

OWB’s Board of Directors awarded $350,000 in grant funding for the 2017-18 fiscal year to support technical research expected to enhance Oregon grapegrowing and winemaking knowledge. The projects selected for funding were based on recommendations from the industry’s Research Committee. Updates on funded projects will be reported throughout the year. Read summaries of the funded [...]

Research Update: Determining the Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 in the Timing of Ripening Initiation in Vitis vinifera

June 27, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Laurent Deluc, associate professor of grape genomics at OSU and OWRI, has prepared an update on research he is leading into the role of auxin-response factor 4 in the timing of ripening of Vitis vinifera. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program, as [...]

Research Update: Nitrogen Management in the Vineyard and in the Winery

May 30, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Paul Schreiner, research plant physiologist, USDA-ARS and Oregon Wine Research Institute, has prepared an update on research he is leading regarding nitrogen management in the vineyard and in the winery. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program. Read Dr. Schreiner's research update here.

Research Update: Identifying Compound(s) Responsible for Off-flavors Associated with “Stressed Vine Syndrome” in Pinot noir

May 8, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Michael C. Qian, of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University and Oregon Wine Research Institute, has prepared an update on research he is leading to identify compound(s) responsible for off-flavors associated with "stressed vine syndrome" in Pinot noir. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of [...]