OWRI Webinar Series: Grape Red Blotch Virus

October 13, 2020|Education, Viticulture + Enology|

Join Oregon State University Extension and the Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) for a live webinar series starting Oct. 20, 2020 focusing on Grape Red Blotch Disease. These seminars will focus on research findings from Oregon-based studies conducted by researchers at OWRI and partners at the USDA-ARS. Seminars will cover virus epidemiology, vector identification and [...]

PPE Advisory for Working with Pesticides

April 17, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, Viticulture + Enology|

Kaci Buhl, associate professor in the OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and statewide coordinator for the Pesticide Safety Education Program, shares the following advisory and resources regarding personal protective equipment for those working with pesticides. Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be in short supply, regionally or nationally, in the 2020 growing season. I’m a member of [...]

Preliminary Call for Participation in 2019 Symposium Wine Trials

September 24, 2018|Education, Oregon Wine Symposium, Viticulture + Enology|

We are gauging preliminary interest in participating in tasting trials for the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium. This year, the format for these tastings consists of three trial tastings served on the second day of the Symposium only. These trials will be examples selected by a committee for what might best fit one topic for each [...]

2018 V&E Research Listening Tour

June 14, 2018|OWB Funded Research, Scientific 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|Scientific 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|Scientific 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|Education, 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|OWB Funded Research, Scientific 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|OWB Funded Research, Scientific 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 [...]

Viticulture & Enology Grants Open

December 18, 2017|Announcements, Scientific Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The Unified Grant Management for Viticulture and Enology system at the University of California is ready to accept research funding proposals for the following agencies: American Vineyard Foundation CDFA Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation California Table Grape Commission Oregon Wine Board Again this year the CDFA [...]