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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. 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 .
OSU applied economist James Sterns focuses on the economic consequences of smoke. Wildfire smoke exposure is a current and pressing concern for the Oregon wine industry. Questions about potential impacts on wine quality and what can be done to avoid and mitigate potential harm in vineyards and with wine making have immediate managerial priority.
The post Understanding the Economic Consequences of Smoke Events for the Oregon Wine Industry appeared first on OWRI Updates .