Seasonal Impacts on Vineyard Pests & Diseases
Oregon’s premier epidemiologists provide the latest research and practical management techniques for the vineyard pests that are on the rise in Oregon. This session features the latest data on the spread of vine mealy bug and what this could mean for your vineyards.
Seasonal weather variations each vintage contribute strongly to accelerated disease pressure in the vineyard. 2022 was no exception with an epidemic of powdery mildew throughout many regions in Oregon. Dr. Walt Mahafee delivers a review of the season and the necessities for optimizing vineyard health in 2023
Kelli Gregory graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Plant Science from the University of Missouri, then moved west to attend Oregon State University where she earned her Masters of Agriculture degree in Viticulture studying under Dr. Patty Skinkis. Upon graduating in 2012, she joined Adelsheim Vineyard as their Grower Relations and Viticulture Technician. Soon thereafter she became Adelsheim’s Assistant Vineyard Manager, and in 2017 Gregory was promoted to Vineyard Manager. Kelli oversees all aspects of vineyard operations & viticulture and has also continued in her role as the Grower Relations. Gregory is passionate about sustainable agriculture and has successfully converted all 175 acres of Adelsheim’s vineyards to be farmed without the use of herbicides. She has recently been honored with the LIVE Excellence in Sustainability Award, featured in Good Grower Magazine, and presented at the US Sustainable Winegrowers Summit. Gregory currently sits on several wine organization advisory committees, including the OWB Education Committee, the LIVE Technical Committee, and the Ahi Voy Recruitment Committee. In the past she has served on the Oregon Pinot Camp Committee, The Chardonnay Technical Tasting Committee, and the Oregon Wine Board Research Committee.