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The Oregon Wine Research Institute grew from a partnership between the Oregon wine industry and Oregon State University. Our comprehensive team of faculty and research associates lead multidisciplinary research that further improves the quality of Oregon grape and wine production.
We conduct multidisciplinary research, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and disseminate our research to the Oregon wine industry. Our goal is to build on Oregon’s reputation of quality in grape and wine production and enable growers and winemakers to make informed decisions.
Learn more about OWRI's achievements in our mission to address the needs of Oregon's more than 1,000 vineyards and nearly 700 wineries through research and educational outreach.
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist, OSU Every summer, vineyard staff spend days to weeks gathering data from field counts and weights to obtain harvest yield estimates. Getting as close to harvest estimates as possible is a primary goal of many producers. It is critical to make cluster thinning decisions to meet contract …
The post Is Crop Estimation More Challenging in a Poor Fruit Set Year? appeared first on OWRI Updates .
Dr. Laurent Deluc, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University In March 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a statement that they will not regulate plants modified through genome editing. Gene editing, the most popular being the CRISPR/Cas9 system, holds enormous promise for the development of accelerated breeding programs focused on the …
The post Developing a new methodology for marker-free gene editing in grapevine appeared first on OWRI Updates .
Graduate research assistant Alexander Wong and research plant pathologist Walt Mahaffee discuss their collaborative research testing whether UVC could be used to manage grape powdery mildew and bunch rot this past growing season.
The post A bright idea? Ultraviolet light as an integrative pest management tool for grape powdery mildew appeared first on OWRI Updates .
Research Plant Physiologist R Paul Schreiner addresses improving vineyard production efficiency by altering the most common Pinot noir training system. This research will improve Pinot noir wine grape growers' profitability by increasing yield per acre.
The post Can Altering Canopy Shape Increase Productivity of Pinot noir: a new experiment at OSU’s Research Vineyard appeared first on OWRI Updates .