News

The Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) is the result of a proactive collaboration between the Oregon Wine Board, Oregon State University and the Oregon wine industry.
Over the past few years, we have experienced warmer-than-normal winters and earlier-than-normal bud-break. The 2016 season seems to be shaping up for another early year.
Researcher Dr. Michael Qian discusses the optimal time to harvest grapes for the perfect aroma.

OWRI Updates

Growers in Southern Oregon have observed treehopper damage in vineyards during ...
Dr. James Osborne, Enology Extension Specialist and Associate Professor Harvest...
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor...
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor...

Latest Publications

An article featuring the research of Dr. Michael Qian, Professor and Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticultural Extension Specialist & Associate Professor, on leaf removal is featured in the 2016 edition of Practical Winery and Vineyard. This article discusses a project conducted by the researchers on the deliberate removal of selected leaves around grape clusters. This practices is widely used in the vineyards of the PNW to improve air circulation and sunlight exposure as well as decrease disease pressure.
This guide is updated annually by OSU Extension faculty and provides recommendations to prevent, manage, and control vineyard insects and diseases.