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Spring 2016 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter

In this Issue
Will Climate Change Powdery Mildew
Grapevine Red Blotch Disease
Wine Aroma and the Importance of
Nitrogen Concentration and Composition
Recycling Tunnel Sprayers: Coverage,
Drift and Grower Feedback
Resources and Research Publications

Contributors: Mark Chien, Danielle Gabriel, Bob Martin, Jay Pscheidt, 
James Osborne, Marie 
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Summer 2015 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter

In this Issue
   What are the Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Requirements for               Pinot noir?
   Influence of Berry Seed Content on
   Uneven Cluster Ripening
   Building Models for Decision Support
   OWRI Winemaker Panel Update
   Resources and Research Publications

Contributors: Mark Chien, Laurent Deluc, Danielle Gabriel,James Osborne, Paul Schreiner, Elizabeth Tomasino, Walt Mahaffee

 

 

 

Fall 2014 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter

In this Issue:
Influence of Wine Bacteria on Brettanomyces Spoilage
The Challenge of Estimating Yields  
Estimating the Water Use of Grapevines
Time to Look for Crown Gall
Using Inoculum Detection in Managing Grape Powdery Mildew
Resources and Research Publications

Contributors: Mark Chien, Danielle Gabriel,James Osborne, Vinay Pagay, Jay Pscheidt, Patty Skinkis, Walt Mahaffee

 

 

Fall 2013 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter

In this Issue:
- Development of sulfur off-odors post-fermentation
- Determining impact of hand or machine leaf removal on fruit quality
- History and management of ring nematode in western Oregon vineyards
- Ripening synchronization research conducted to understand berry uniformity at harvest
- Merlot variability at harvest affects wine composition
- Application of Multidimensional Gas Chromatography technology for wine research
- OWRI Winemaker Sensory Panel update
- David Adelsheim inducted into the College of Agricultural Sciences 2013 Hall of Fame
- OWRI Director’s Corner
- Resources and Research Publications
- News and Events

Contributors: Bill Boggess, Laurent Deluc, Danielle Gabriel, Satyanaryana Gouthu, James Osborne, Paul Schreiner, Patty Skinkis, Elizabeth Tomasino, Amanda Vondras, Inga Zasada

 

  Spring 2013 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter

    In this Issue:
     - Barnyard with a Hint of Band Aid®
     - How Mulch Do You Want to Know about Cover Crops?
     - Scouting for Powdery Mildew
     - Grapevine Red Blotch Associated Virus Detected in Oregon Vineyards
     - If You’ve got Questions, AgTools may have the Answers!
     - Industry Partnerships in Sensory Evaluation
     - Statewide Crop Load Project Begins to Define Yield-Quality Relationship
     - OWRI Director’s Corner
     - Publications
    - Upcoming Events & Save the Date!

Contributors: Bill Boggess, Morgan Curtis, Danielle Gabriel, Bob Martin, James Osborne, Jay Pscheidt, Clark Seavert, Paul Schreiner, Patty Skinkis, Elizabeth Tomasino

 


Past Issues

2012

November 2012 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter
In this issue: Malolactic fermentation, vine balance, 2012 winegrape pest update, Lots o’ Bots: Grapevine trunk disease and the Botryosphaeriaceae, OSU welcomes new enologist to the OWRI Team, OWRI Director’s Corner, OSU Viticulture Internship Program, Practical Guides, Resources, Websites & Other Publications, Upcoming Events.
Contributors:Bill Boggess, James Osborne, Melodie Putnam, Alison Reeve, Patty Skinkis, Elizabeth Tomasino, and Vaughn Walton


2011

October 2011 OWRI Viticulture and Enology Technical Newsletter
In this issue: Asynchronous Ripening: A  New Angle to Study Grape Berry Ripening, Big Clusters, Big Berries, and Big Hopes,Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD): Don’t Push the Panic Button! Grape Growers: Be on Watch for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug,A New Viticulture Team Member to Help the Oregon Wine Industry, Harvest Prep – Grapes, Nutrition, and Yeast, Alumni Spotlight: Allison Wells, New OSU Extension Publications, Upcoming Events. 
Contributors: Laurent Deluc, Amy Dreves, Vaughn Walton, Gabriel Balint, James Osborne, and Patty Skinkis

September 2011 OSU Vineyard Notes
In this issue: Vineyard Bird Control Tactics; Powdery Mildew Rescue: Send your grapes to a spa!; Preventing Late Season Botrytis Bunch Rot; Vine Nutrient Assessment at Veraison. Contributors: Patty Skinkis and Jay Pscheidt

July 2011 OSU Viticulture & Enology Technical Newsletter
In this issue: Early Season Leaf Pulling Can Impact Disease and Quality; Know Your Target: Sampling for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Vineyards; Protein Fining of White Wine; New Viticulture & Enology Resources; and Upcoming Events
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, Inga Zasada, and James Osborne

March 2011 OSU Viticulture & Enology Technical Newsletter
In this issue: Summary of the 2010 Southern Oregon Mealybug Monitoring Program; Annual Canker Soapbox; Act now: Monitor now for mite-associated Short Shoot Syndrome (SSS); To till or not to till? Impacts of grape YAN; Managing the Malolactic Fermentation; New Viticulture & Enology Resources; and Upcoming Events
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, Marcus Buchanan, Rick Hilton, Steve Renquist, Jay Pscheidt, Vaughn Walton, Jungmin Lee, Kerri Steenwerth, and James Osborne


2010

December 2010 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Research Update: Field Botrytis Trial; Determining vine leafroll distribution and the role of virus vectors; Poor fruit set remains a challenge in the vineyard; New publications of interest; and Upcoming events.
Contributors: Patty Skinkis; Walt Mahaffee; and Vaughn Walton

December 2010 Enology Bulletin
In this issue: Sulfur Off-Odors by James Osborne

September 2010 Vineyard Notes
In this issue: Fungicide resistance management; Spotted Wing Drosophila update; and Updates to the Oregon Grape Quarantine.
Contributors: Patty Skinkis; Jay Pscheidt; Waughn Walton; and Amy Dreves

August 2010 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Crop thinning and yield should be a moving target; Monitoring grapevine nutrition status in the vineyard; Characterizing the hormonal crosstalk during berry development will contribute to a better understanding of the grape variability; Grape maturity and harvest decisions; Insect pest update: Research on mealybugs and European grapevine moth in Oregon vineyards; OSU V&E Alumni Spotlight: Travis Cook; and Upcoming Events. Contributors: Patty Skinkis; Laurent Deluc; James Osborne; and Vaughn Walton

May 2010 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Vineyard Pest Scouting Workshop helps hone skills, raise awareness; Spring-time Short Shoots and Grape Ruts Mites, a Continuing Saga; Powdery Mildew Spore Trapping Project Update; Spotted Wing Drosophila Control Strategies-Update; 2010 Vineyard Floor Management Survey; New viticulture diagnostic and learning modules online; Brettanomyces; New Viticulture & Enology Scientific Research Articles; OSU Alumni Spotlight: Brett Weis; and upcoming events.  Contributors: Patty Skinkis; Walt Mahaffee, Paul Jepson, and James Osborne

March 2010 Vineyard Notes
In this issue: Avoiding canker problems in the vineyard - Pesticide update!, Preliminary information on biology and management of rust mites in Oregon vineyards, reminders on pesticide handling and personal protective equipment, New Extension publications released. Contributors: Amy Dreves, Jay Pscheidt, Patty Skinkis, Vaughn Walton. 

February 2010 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Avoiding canker problems in the vineyard; OSU Plant Clinic announces new grape virus testing; Using cover crops as a tool in vineyard management; What do we know about the Spotted wing Drosophila in Oregon?; Oregon State University to feature viticulture and enology research event; Assessing vineyard herbicide damage and risk; and Upcoming Events. Contributors: Patty Skinkis; Jay Pscheidt and Amy Dreves


2009

December 2009 Vineyard Notes
Cold Weather Strikes Again. In this issue: summary of cold weather data from December 6-13, 2009; description of bud damage estimates; what to look for in winter-damaged vineyards; upcoming OSU Viticulture and Enology events; newly released Extension publications for vineyards. 

October 2009 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Looking over the most important workers in the winery -- yeast!; Late season berry shriveling causes curiosity among industry; Vineyard Pest Management News; Recent graduates from the OSU Enology Laboratory; New OSU Extension Publications; Upcoming Events. Contributors: James Osborne, Patty Skinkis and Vaughn Walton.

July 2009 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Emergency Quarantine Becomes Effective for Vine Mealybug in Grape; Got Mildew?; Being Burned by Cold in the Vineyard; Winery Sanitation; Basic Grape Research Program at OSU; Vine nutrition and extraction parameters can influence winegrape YAN; and Upcoming OSU Extension Events.
Contributors: Patty Skinkis; Jay Pscheidt; James Osborne; Laurent Deluc; and Jungmin Lee.

June 2009 Vineyard Notes
In this issue: Spring Growth Observations - A Mixed Review. This issue discusses observations of stunted spring growth and potential causes, herbicide damage, scouting for Phomopsis and upcoming events.

May 2009 Vineyard Notes
In this issue: Powdery Mildew Update  A brief update on the status of powdery mildew forecasting and incidence is discussed for spring 2009. Contributors: Patty Skinkis, Jay Pscheidt and Walt Mahaffee.

April 2009 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Be aware and proactive with grapevine leafroll virus, Those "other diseases", Quality control programs in the winery, OSU's Viticulture and Enology education program, Updates in faculty positions at OSU, upcoming events and new publications. Editors: Patty Skinkis and James Osborne. 

Winter 2009 OSU Vineyard Pest Management News
In this issue: Objectives of Pest Management Research in 2009, Sampling Shoots to Determine Short Shoot Syndrome Management, Research summaries: vineyard predators, fungicide use and dose rates, beneficial insects, and more!

January 2009 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Impacts of Research & Extension for Oregon's Winegrape Industry, Vineyard Observations are Critical in Winter, Farewell to Dr. Jim Kennedy, New OSU Viticulture Extension Publications, and Upcoming Events.
Editors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne.


2008

December 2008 Vineyard Notes

October 2008 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter

September 2008 Vineyard Notes

August 2008 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: New Source of Enology Information, Notes from the Vineyard, OSU's Viticulture and Enology Degree Program update, Grape must nitrogen content and fermentation, Survey of the Incidence of Rust Mites and "Short Shoot Syndrome" in Oregon, Upcoming Educational Opportunities and Events.
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne.

Summer 2008 OSU Vineyard Pest Management News

April 2008 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extenstion Newsletter
In this issue: Hot Topics in Enology: Biogenic Amines, Grape Plant Materials, Facing the Challenge of Powdery Mildew, Observations in the Vineyard: Keeping an Eye on Short Shoot Syndrome, New OSU Extension Publications, Upcoming Educational Opportunities and Events.
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne, Vaughn Walton.

Spring 2008 OSU Vineyard Pest Management News

Winter 2008 OSU Vineyard Pest Management News

January 2008 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: What's New in Vineyard Pruning?, Grape Plant Materials, Recent Publications, Conducting a Successful Malolactic Fermentation, Upcoming Educational Opportunities and Events
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne


2007

December 2007 Viticulture Notes

October 2007 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Sulfides and Mercaptans in Wine, Vineyard Management Resources, Southern Oregon Welcomes the New Regional Viticulture Instructor, Putting the Vineyard to Rest, Upcoming Events
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne

October 2007 Vineyard Arthropods

September 2007 Viticulture Notes

July 2007 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Vineyard Pest Report, Regional Viticulture: Umpqua, Monitoring Grapevine Nutrition, Getting the Feel for Wine Texture, Graduate Spotlight, Upcoming Events
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne, Vaughn Walton, Steve Renquist, Paul Schreiner

April 2007 OSU Wine and Grape Research and Extension Newsletter
In this issue: Canopy Management, Short Shoot Syndrome, Vineyard Disease, Acetic Acid Bacteria
Contributors: Patty Skinkis, James Osborne, Jay W. Pscheidt, Vaughn Walton