Extension Information

OWRI Vineyard Scouting Workshop

OSU Extension helps communities envision a better future and gives them the tools to create it. Today and every day, OSU Extension reaches people both on-site and online to address issues such as community well-being, secure food systems, youth development, and sustainable business.  Through OSU Extension, the OWRI is able to provide valuable resources to professionals in the wine industry, from new entrepreneurs, vineyard managers, winemakers, and owners. Resources come in a variety of formats from workshops, hands-on training, research reports, webinars and numerous print and online publications. 
 
Take some time to browse the comprehensive, multi-media list of resources provided by Viticulture and Enology Extension.  
 
Please view the comprehensive OSU Extension publishing catalog for general information. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/)
 

Viticulture Extension

Backyard Grape Growing

Get started growing grapes at home with this Oregon State University Extension Publication. The guide will help you pick the right kind of grapes, how to prepare your yard, and inform you of the major pests that attack grapes.
Spotted Wing Drosophila is a new, invasive pest that attacks stone fruits and berries. Learn how you can keep the pest from spreading.

Canopy Management

Canopy management is critical for successful winegrape production. The canopy can be managed either directly or indirectly through vineyard practices.
Leaf area is a measure of canopy size and is one of the factors by which vine balance can be calculated. Like pruning weights, leaf area can be used to quantitatively describe areas of high or low vigor in your vineyard.
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.
Vine balance is a critical concept to understand in viticulture. Vineyard design and management methods used to obtain vine balance help sustain productive yields, achieve desired fruit quality, and preserve overall vine health. 
Protecting vines from low temperatures is of particular importance in colder regions. This guide describes the best methods for protecting vines from freezing tempartures.
eViticulture is the national online viticulture resource containing the latest science-based information for the commercial grape industry who need solid, tested, science-based information to improve their skills in the vineyard.

Diseases

October 17, 2012. Gerhard Pietersen, Professor of Enology, Citrus Research International, Pretoria. Fall Term Seminar Series: October - November, 2012.
January 30, 2013, 3:30 PM, ALS 012. Melodie Putnam, Director, Oregon State University Plant Clinic. Winter Term Seminar Series: January - March, 2013.

Enology Extension

Aroma Quality

A decision tool flowchart that describes the monitoring and corrective actions involved with each step of the wine making process relative to Sulfides
A decision tool flowchart that describes the monitoring and corrective actions involved with each step of the wine making process relative to Pediococcus

Business and Marketing of Wine

Link to the Code of Federal Regulations as related to wine. Covers permits, equipment, production, storage, treatment, and finishing of wine.

Chemicals

Section 24.248 Processes authorized for the treatment of wine and juice, as released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury Department. Provides the process name and its intended use.
Section 24.246 Materials authorized for the treatment of wine and juice, as released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury Department. Provides the material name and its intended use.

Economics of Wine Production

February 12, 2013. Clark Seavert, Director, NW Agribusiness Executive Seminar. Winter Term Seminar Series: January - March, 2013.

Making Wine

A decision tool flowchart that describes the monitoring and corrective actions involved with each step of the wine making process relative to Sulfides
A decision tool flowchart that describes the monitoring and corrective actions involved with each step of the wine making process relative to Brettanomyces.
Link to the Code of Federal Regulations as related to wine. Covers permits, equipment, production, storage, treatment, and finishing of wine.
A decision tool flowchart that describes the monitoring and corrective actions involved with each step of the wine making process relative to Pediococcus