Comice to Cabernet

The Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) has planted a new trial vineyard, the fourth such site established by the agricultural experiment station since the 1950s and the third in its present West Medford location. SOREC has renewed focus on area wine grapes, and viticulturist Dr. Alex Levin and plant pathologist Dr. Achala Nepal KC are dedicating research toward it. Stationed in Southern Oregon, both Levin and KC are new full-time faculty of the Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.