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“Was it challenging? Yes,” said Oregon State University professor Patty Skinkis, a viticulture specialist who conducts research in conjunction with the state’s growers. (Capital Press)
OSU has stepped up its role in the industry by devoting more staff and laboratory resources to its Wine Research Institute. (Capital Press)
“It’s one of the earliest harvests we’ve seen in a while,” said Steve Renquist, horticulturalist with OSU Extension Service. “And the quality of the wine grapes is really outstanding." (Oregonian)
The 2013 growing season has progressed smoothly, but these last few weeks of ripening may prove challenging with the appearance of Botrytis bunch rot in some vineyards.
OSU researchers warn of an increased risk of damage to late-ripening crops this year after discovering record levels of the brown marmorated stink bug, a newly established invasive pest.
Since pruning is necessary every year to maintain vine structure, size, and yield potential it is easy to gather these data while conducting normal management practices.
A new publication by Patty Skinkis and Amanda Vance discussing the various impacts of vine balance.
Canopy management is critical for successful winegrape production, and can be managed directly or indirectly through vineyard practices.
Powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) is a microscopic fungus that can threaten your business and get ahead of your vineyard management tactics before you even realize it is there. Scouting for powdery mildew should be an important part of your overall management plan. Finding the first occurrence of this disease can help you start or adjust your fungicide program and determine where to concentrate your resources.