Wednesday, May 29th
Dr. Yanyun Zhao, Professor, OSU Department of Food Science and Technology
Development of Value-Added Applications from Wine Grape Pomace (WGP)
Watch and participate LIVE online: http://connectpro30832901.adobeconnect.com/zaho/
Industry Partner Recruitment for the Statewide Crop Load Project
Yield management is an important quality control step in winegrape production. A significant body of research exists for yield management with respect to vine balance, ripening, fruit and wine quality, but the outcomes of those studies have been variable due to different management methods, cultivars, and climates across regions. The Statewide Crop Load Project was developed as a way to conduct yield management research across Oregon for Pinot noir production. For more information, click here.
Dr. Patty Skinkis Receives Tenure
Congratulations to Dr. Patty Skinkis, OSU Department of Horticulture, for her promotion to Associate Professor. Her promotion follows rigorous analysis of her dossier by peers and administration at several levels of the University, as well as external reviewers. We applaud her success and take pride in the accomplishments of our faculty!
The Spring 2013 Edition of the Technical Newsletter is now online. Visit: http://owri.oregonstate.edu/technical-newsletters
The 2013 Pest Management Guide for Winegrapes in Oregon is available now. To access this valuabe resource, click on the link below. https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/37149/em8413.pdf
For more information, visit the Umatilla County Extension website (http://extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla/mf/).
Dr. Laurent Deluc and Dr. Patty Skinkis' Research Featured in Wine Business Monthly
Dr. Deluc and Dr. Skinkis' work on a mechanism for the synchronization of ripening in Pinot noir, and timing of leaf removal in Pinot noir respectively, was the subject of a September 2012 article in WBM. To read the full article, click here.
OSU Statewide Cropload Trial
Ken Wright Cellars is participating in the OSU Statewide Cropload Trial and have created a blog detailing their participation in the project at: http://www.kenwrightcellars.com/blog/?p=108. The project is a ten-year proposal that is designed to gather and compile data throughout regions in Oregon. The purpose is to better define vine balance metrics such as yield and canopy size for producing Oregon Pinot Noir.
OWRI Faculty Receive Awards
Dr. Patty Skinkis Receives 2012 Outreach and Engagement Award
We are pleased to announce that OWRI/OSU Assistant Professor and Viticluture Extension Specialist Dr. Patty Skinkis was the recepient of the OSU "Outreach and Engagement Award." The Outreach and Engagement Award recognizes significant and meritorious achievement which enhances the effectiveness of extended education. The award is for full-time faculty with five or more years of service to OSU who devote a significant amount of time to extended education, whether on or off campus.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Website
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug project website is now live! Visit http://groups.hort.oregonstate.edu/group/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-oregon. The site features information about the pest and is organized by affected commodity, how to identify the bug, (including a great pocket guide that a user can print), photos & videos, a news feed and more.
Support winegrape and enology research including student assistantships. Please contact Todd Bastian of the OSU Foundation.
Research and Industry News
College of Agricultural Sciences
Visit forest biomass production sites and energy facilities in the Benton and Lane County areas. The discussion will include on-the-ground facility supply and processing considerations, including the technical,…