Each term OWRI hosts a series of seminars detailing updates of current research or research outcomes from grape and wine research activities. Each seminar content is delivered by researchers from a range of organizations. Seminars are FREE and open to the public. If you can't attend in person, join us online. There is no software to download, and the presentation recordings are posted on this page for later viewing.

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May 4, 2020 Justin Litwin Assessment of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus Impacts on Physiology, Productivity, and Fruit Composition of Pinot Noir Grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Oregon State University, MS candidate
June 11, 2019 Clark Seavert Developing economic and financial benchmarks for mechanizing northwest vineyards Oregon State University
April 16, 2019 James Osborne Using select wine microorganisms as bio-protectants against microbial spoilage during winemaking Oregon State University
February 19, 2019 Akif Eskalen Managing Grapevine Trunk Diseases in Vineyards UC Davis
December 11, 2018 Valerio Rossi-Stacconi and Rachel Blood A pesticide-free alternative to reduce spotted-wing drosophila egg laying in damaged grapes Oregon State University
October 16, 2018 Clive Kaiser Effects of  HydroShield, a Cuticle Supplement in Wine Grapes Oregon State University
August 7, 2018 Tony Wolf Recent Research and Extension Efforts in Virginia Viticulture Virginia Tech AHS JHr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center
May 16, 2018 Vaughn Walton and Valeria Rossi-Stacconi Mite Management in Vineyards Oregon State University
May 8, 2018 Laurent Deluc Genetic regulation of the ripening initiation in grape berry. Can we induce or delay véraison? Oregon State University
April 9, 2018 Laurent Deluc The Microvine: A model system to understand the physiology and genetics of grapevine Oregon State University
March 5, 2018 David M. Gadoury Why Light Matters: Can we suppress plant pathogens by understanding their photobiology and ecology Cornell University
February 28, 2018 Timothy Paulitz Glyphosate and Soil Microbial Communities: Fake News vs Facts USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA
February 19, 2018 Alexander Levin Does deficit irrigation improve Pinot noir fruit quality in a warm climate? OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
February 13, 2018 Terry Bates Variable rate crop load management for vineyard balance: Can we do it? Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory
October 6, 2017 Thomas J. Burr Crown Gall on Grapevines: Management strategies based on current understanding of pathogen biology Cornell University
August 15, 2017 Nick Gans and Lacey Menasco Multi-peril Crop Insurance and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection USDA Risk Management Agency
July 7, 2017 Landry Rossdeutsch Rootstocks: What role do they play in abiotic stress and nutrient uptake? Oregon State University
April 25, 2017 Laurent Deluc Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 (ARF4) in the Ripening Process of Grape Berry Oregon State University
March 2, 2017 Bob Martin, Daniel Dalton, Alexander Levin, Rick Hilton, Achala KC, Dipak Poudyal Red Blotch Virus Status & Update Oregon State University, OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit, ODA
October 20, 2016 Inga A. Zasada The Northern Root-knot Nematode Prefers Chardonnay: Insights into Nematode Management and Biology in Semi-Arid Wine Grapes USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit
July 8, 2016 Sandra Milena Olarte Mantilla Berry Sensory Assessment: A Valuable Tool in Grape and Wine Production University of Adelaide, Australia
May 9, 2016 Lindsey Thiessen The wait for a host: Understanding Erysiphe necator overwintering and early season inoculum release Oregon State University
May 9, 2016 Brian Bailey  Development of a Mechanistic Vineyard Simulation Tool to Support Improved Management Decisions USDA-ARS Horticulture Crops Research Unit
March 8, 2016 Michelle Moyer Powdery Mildew: Biology and Management Washington State University
February 2, 2016 Jay W. Pscheidt Fungal Sex Could Resist Your Advances Oregon State University