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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 acheivements 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, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, OSU Our OSU Viticulture Extension team has been receiving numerous inquiries about delayed and stunted shoot growth this spring, primarily from western wine production regions of the state. Bud break occurred in mid- to late April for most vineyards in the region, which is …
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Dr.Patty Skinkis, Associate Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist, Dept. of Horticulture, OSU Members of the Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) at Oregon State University work hard to provide you with current information on research that is in progress and provide access to research-based best management practices for vineyards and wineries. We have two online resources …
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Dr. Patty Skinkis, Associate Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist, OSU I received a number of reports of vole damage in vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley this season. Evidence of their presence became visible in August with feeding damage to trunks (Figure 1) and within the canopy, including damage to shoots and rachises of grape clusters …
Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA- ARS In 2015, we found widespread Strobilurin (QoI) resistance in Oregon, and subsequently in California and Washington when we surveyed viticulture regions in those states, it probably seemed like the sky might be falling. Then when we showed that greater than 70% of the QoI resistant population was …
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Dr. R. Paul Schreiner, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS Renewed interest in vineyard soil health driven in part by advances in microbiome research provides a rationale for reviewing what we know about the foremost component of the root microbiome in grapevines, the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). While other soil bacteria and fungi play important roles in …
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