Vineyard Diagnostic & Nutrition Tools

Diagonstic Tools

OSU Plant Clinic - A diagnostic service at Oregon State University that provides clients with diagnoses and ways manage disease/disorders in plants.

OSU Insect ID Clinic - Service provides insect identification services for the citizens and commercial industries of Oregon.

Insect Image Gallery - Search this online image gallery to identify certain insects (beneficials and pests).

Plant/Weed Identification - Instructions for obtaining plant/weed identification.

OSU Nematode Testing Service - A service for the identification of plant-parasitic nematodes.

 

Nutrition

Monitoring Grapevine Nutrition - An article on the basics of tissue sampling and interpretation for Oregon vineyards.

Nutrition Analysis Labs - A list of analytical labs serving Oregon for nutritional analysis of plant tissues and soil samples.

Interactive Grapevine Nutrition Module - An educational module and diagnostic tool for grapevine nutrition available online. Developed by Dr. Patty Skinkis, Oregon State University and co-authored with Dr. Paul Schreiner, USDA-ARS

Integrated Pest Management 

Pest & Disease

Pest Management Guide for Wine Grapes in Oregon  - Pest management guide provides information on seasonal control of insect pests, diseases, weeds, nematodes and vertebrate pests in the vineyard. This also includes fungicide efficacy information. The information is based on all growing regions of Oregon and is updated annually. Latest update: March 2015.

Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards- Provides practical information about pest and disease management in the Pacific Northwest. It includes information about specific pests, management techniques (chemical and cultural), and IPM principles. 

Pacific Northwest Insect Pest Management Handbook  - Online guide provides management information for pests in various crops, including grapes. To use, select Chapter: Small Fruits and Section: Grapes.

Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook - Pictures, descriptions, and control measures for a variety of plant diseases

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook  - Online guide provides management information for weeds in various farming systems, including vineyards. To use, select Chapter: Hort Crops - Orchards and Vineyards.

Living with Nuisance Wildlife - A guide to understanding management of common pests including rodents, birds, deer, and more.

Integrated Plant Protection Center - Provides IPM tools and databases. Includes pest alert announcements and pest management resources.

Oregon Pest Forecast Modeling - Gubler Thomas grape powdery mildew forecasting model is integrated with Oregon weather station sites to give you up-to-date forecasting of powdery mildew risk.

Western IPM Center - National, State, and Regional IPM programs and information

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) - NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This website is also available in Spanish - En Espanol.

 

Pesticide Risk Mitigation Engine (PRiME) -Online tool to help growers evaluate their pest management options using science-based tools. It also allows for tracking of multiple site IPM programs. 

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) - A list of organic pesticides and fertilizer products that can be used for vineyard management.

Oregon Pest Forecast Modeling - Gubler Thomas grape powdery mildew forecasting model is integrated with Oregon weather station sites to give you up-to-date forecasting of powdery mildew risk.

Western IPM Center - National, State, and Regional IPM programs and information

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) - NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This website is also available in Spanish - En Espanol.

Pest & Degree Day Models Seminar Series

Learn how to use the website, USPest.org, for obtaining pest and disease model information that may be helpful in vineyard management. The series is presented by Dr. Len Coop of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at OSU. Each short seminar provides active examples of how to use different components of the website.  While the three seminars do not specifically focus only on vineyards, you can find information on the website that is useful for vineyards, including location-based disease models for Botrytis and Grape Powdery Mildew (Gubler Thomas Model), and pest specific models for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), and European Grapevine Moth.

Climate & Weather Online Data

Oregon Climate Summaries - Forecasting and historical climate information

Agrimet - The Pacific Northwest Cooperative Agriculture Network

US Pest - US crop and pest growing degree day models and calculators

Oregon Growing Degree Day Model Calculator

PRISM Climate Group - National and local climate mapping system

Agwether.net

Training Opportunities 

There are a number of learning opportunities available to people in the local area around Oregon State University. Below are resources and opportunities offered outside of the OSU Viticulture and Enology and Enology and Viticulture curriculum.

Tractor Operation & Safety

This is a community program offered by Linn Benton Community College and the Albany Community Education Center. This program offers 4-day training on tractor and farm equipment operation and safety. The course is generally offered during spring break (March) and immediately following the end of the school year (June).

Vineyard Training Modules

OSU Viticulture Extension Service provides a series of instructional training modules and videos on such topics as pruning, thinning and sprayers.

They can be viewed here

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management

This is an online self-paced course for those interested in starting their own small farm business or are within the first five years of establishing a farm business. It also has components that are helpful to those who are interested in changing their farm business plan. Although content is not specific to vineyard establishment, it covers the basic information needed in establishing a vineyard business. To learn more about the program and to register, see the OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) websitehttps://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management
 

 

Pest & Degree Day Models Seminar Series

Learn how to use the website, USPest.org, for obtaining pest, disease, and degree day model information that may be helpful in vineyard management. The series is presented by Dr. Len Coop of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at OSU. Each short seminar provides active examples of how to use different components of the website.  While the three seminars do not specifically focus only on vineyards, you can find information on the website that is useful for vineyards, including location-based disease models for Botrytis and Grape Powdery Mildew (Gubler Thomas Model), and pest specific models for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), and European Grapevine Moth.

Learning the Basics of Viticulture and Enology

Are you or your employees in need of knowledge about grapevine growth, wine microbiology, or the basics of vineyard or winery production? If so, you may want to consider taking some online, self-directed course modules this winter. Washington State University has a number of courses in viticulture and enology that are available on topics ranging from vineyard design to insect management, wine production, sensory and more! To learn more about the various modules available, visit: https://ecommerce.cahnrs.wsu.edu/ViticultureAndEnology/shop/